There are few places that I could think of that gets me as excited as a trip to Amsterdam. I’ve now been there more than few times and I love each visit more than the last.
Being that we were based in England and we couldn’t take a flight to Amsterdam because of those pesky ‘dogs and airplane travel’ rules, we boarded the Stena Line Ferry from Harwich, UK to Hoek of Holland. It was a long journey at about seven hours but I had my own space in the boat and Danny got his own cabin as well. There’s also a nifty outdoor area to go do my business in and take walks on.
Like any other major city, Amsterdam is a melting pot of different people and dogs and food. It was here where I truly fell in love with cheese. Everywhere we looked there was a cheese shop.
Upon visiting the main shopping centre I was hit by an assortment of smells and though the cheese was the strongest, I followed my nose to the other scents and discovered the most unique shops I had ever been to.
The city is so vast and my four paws can only go so fast. So we decided upon taking a cruise down the city’s beautiful Amstel River. I soon found out that the city was friendly toward four-legged handsome studs such as myself and I was allowed on the boat, which is great because I got to meet all of the Dutch people!
There’s so much to do in Amsterdam and the great thing is most places will let my kind on board. We spent much of the day exploring the rest of the city.
All of the Dutch people and tourists loved my little leather jacket and they had never seen or met a small yet scrappy and handsome traveller such as myself.
At the Museumplein we managed to chill out and people-watch and soon we found out that there were more bicycles than people.
Staying in the city was pretty expensive and a traveller such as myself needs a lot of space so a hostel just won’t cut it for me. We found an apartment near the airport but it was only a small tram ride away.
I spent more than a week in Amsterdam and it was an amazing and fun experience and I met quite a bit of people, got lost with Danny, slept on ferries for too long, but it was worth it as I made great memories in a wonderful city. Of course all the walking around Amsterdam made me pretty sleepy and I went to bed very early on so I couldn’t tell you about any nighttime adventures in the city, you’ll have to ask Danny.
Amsterdam is full of delightful charm and character and it’s also diverse. There’s quite a bit of different neighborhoods in the city. We explored many of them.
See you guys on the next adventure and thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!