Amsterdam, Netherlands One-Day Walking Tour

A few weeks ago while traveling to Kenya, my husband and I had some time to kill on a layover in Amsterdam. We could either spend six hours sitting in the airport, or go out and see the city. We knew we’d be a bit tired once we arrived in Amsterdam, so we didn’t want to plan a hectic itinerary. Instead, we opted for breakfast and a walking tour of the Netherlands.

I really wanted to see the canals in person and get some waffles.

After leaving the airport and getting our passports stamped, we hopped on the train to the Amsterdam Central. It took us about 10 minutes to make our way from the terminal, through customs and over to the train station. Then it took another 10 minutes to check and double check that we were buying the correct ticket. Once we boarded, the train ride from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol took about 10 minutes. The ride was relaxing and quiet which is what we needed after the first leg of our long flight. Amsterdam Walking Tour Day Trip

As soon as step out of Amsterdam Central, we stepped into the bustling city center. People, cars and bikes were zooming left and right. The first thing to catch my eye was the beautiful architecture of the Victoria Hotel directly across the street from the train station. From the outside it was absolutely gorgeous. As wer made our way around the city on foot, I couldn’t help but look up at everything. The curves, columns and gold embellishments we’re definitely eyecatching.
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Amsterdam Walking Tour Day Trip

Immediately after crossing the busy street, I saw what I’d come to see. My husband and I quickly detoured off the busy main road and started exploring. The canals were so quiet and serene at this time of the morning. Most shops weren’t even open yet and the side streets were pretty empty.

Amsterdam Walking Tour Day Trip

Amsterdam Walking Tour Day Trip

Amsterdam Walking Tour Day Trip

Amsterdam Walking Tour Day Trip

I didn’t realize how many people walked and biked in Amsterdam. Biking seemed to be the main mode of transportation. Everywhere we looked there were people riding somewhere and bikes were parked beside buildings, poles, trees and fences.

Amsterdam Walking Tour Day Trip

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Amsterdam Walking Tour Day Trip

After walking around a bit we decided to skip breakfast sinced we’d eaten so much on the way to Amsterdam.

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21 Comments

  1. I love the pictures/images on this post as I have never traveled anywhere.

  2. I love all the pictures. It definitely makes me want to travel to Amsterdam someday!

  3. I really loved your photos! They captured the feeling of your walking tour.

  4. I love seeing the pictures of a place Ive never been! Thank you for the chance to win

  5. You really did great for such a small amount of time, I didn’t realize how pretty Amsterdam is. I’d love to see those canals, too. It would be nice if we could bike like that here to get around and it not be so dangerous.

  6. I like the pictures and the descriptions of them. I enjoy walking the I travel to see attractions up close.

  7. Oh I loved looking at all your pictures. I have never been there, and so neat to see it through your pictures. I love how so many people bike there! The canals are so beautiful!

  8. I loved viewing the pictures of the beautiful buildings and waterways!

  9. I liked the generous amount of photos that you provided in this post. I love being able to see other places!

  10. I like that I can dream about when it’s me there!

  11. Amazing pictures, I would love to travel there.

  12. The photos are gorgeous! That had to be so much fun.

  13. I love your pics! Europe always amazes me! Their cities seem so well planned and designed. And the food, yum!

  14. love all the photos, helps us imagine being there, wish i could travel more!

  15. I love seeing new places in the world, your pictures were great!

  16. I like the pictures, especially of the architecture of the buildings.

  17. I loved your beautiful pictures and that you can do a walking tour in om Amsterdam. How amazing and would love to do this!

  18. I like the pictures. Looks like a beautiful place.

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  20. Nice pictures. Walking tour is fun.

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