Saturday, March 11, 2017
My 27th Birthday in Amsterdam ♥
We had breakfast in Durty Nelly's Irish pub - also taking full advantage of their drinks offers, we were celebrating after all and after all of that and the rain getting heavier, we decided to retreat to our hotel for a nap - getting up at three in the morning to catch our flight was taking it's toll on us by this point.
We stayed at the Best Western in Dam Square again, which isn't luxurious by any means, but also isn't a complete kip of a place either and it's a great base, close to everything Amsterdam has to offer. After a sleep we headed out in search of dinner and ended up going to Burger Fabriek, which had the most delicious burgers - I went for the vegetarian (I actually didn't eat any meat at all in Amsterdam, time to go vegetarian maybe?) and Jacek had the Japanese burger, which he loved.
XtraCold Icebar for some drinks. The Icebar was amazing and I loved our time there - who thought being stuck in a big freezer for awhile could be so much fun?! I tried Nutella vodka there for the first time and it was actually delicious - although I think the mojitos I had there had me loving everything at that moment in time if I'm honest!
By the time we left the Icebar the sun had come out and we got some chip cones to eat by the canal. It's the simple things that make me truly happy, and sitting there at that moment in time with Jacek beside me was just perfect.
Amsterdam Museum, which I thought might have been a bit boring but it was actually quite interesting. Museums aren't really my thing, but Jacek loves visiting them, so I only really went along for him, but I was pleasantly surprised. The Schipol exhibition there is a lot of fun.
After all of that it was time to head to the airport for our flight home - which ended up being delayed by an hour whilst we were actually on the plane... the joys of travelling!
I loved our two days in Amsterdam. Getting to spend some alone time with Jacek in one of my favourite places in the world was the most perfect way to spend my birthday. I couldn't have wished for a better time and hopefully someday soon we'll visit again.
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