690. Amsterdam Part 2 | New Year's Eve & Rijksmuseum

Freddys Amsterdam
I can't believe it has already been a month since NYE! It feels like so long ago. We celebrated the new year in Amsterdam. We started pretty last minute to make plans for that night (like the day before) so unfortunately didn't manage to find any good restaurants that were still available.

We ended up just going out and going into the first restaurant we saw with tables available. It was an Argentinian steakhouse (which there are a ton of in Amsterdam) and it was the worst and most overpriced meal from the trip. I had a salmon and it was extremely undercooked. I sent it back, then they brought it back out and it was still undercooked. So they took it again, brought it back out etc..by that time it was almost midnight so we had to rush.

We made it to Dam Square with literally ~3 minutes to spare.

Amsterdam fireworks
NYE Amsterdam
Amsterdam NYE
There were fireworks all around and they went on for hours! People there all celebrate out on the streets, drinking and lighting their own fireworks. After walking around for a bit we went for a drink at Freddy's Bar inside L'Europe Hotel.

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

On New Year's Day, we went to Rijksmuseum.

Rijksmuseum Van Gogh
Rijksmuseum library
Rijksmuseum asparagus
Factfulness Bimba y Lola
When we were in Spain I discovered this book, Factfulness, and really wanted to get it. We visited several bookstores in Spain but nowhere had an English version. I finally managed to find it in Amsterdam! & read it during the flight back. Also I got this orange bag from Bimba y Lola which is a super popular brand in Spain.

Dutch stamppot
Probably the only time we managed to have traditional Dutch cuisine. I really loved it. They are "stamppots" which is basically just spinach (or other vegetables) and mashed potatoes with a sausage.

leftbanked despacito Amsterdam



  1. dreamy library. lunch looks awesome

  2. Your post is really great and awesome pictures you captured. Thanks for sharing this attractive pictures and this blog.


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