We recently spent a long weekend in Amsterdam. This was our first visit to the city and I am not sure it could have lived up to my expectations.

Amsterdam is beautiful, even in the winter months. The canals, the bridges, and the architecture delight.

The obvious tourist fatigue and numerous signs telling visitors not to urinate in the street, not to litter, and to be quiet at night are less attractive.

We enjoyed ourselves wandering around. We have stop frequently for coffee, food, and nappy changes. We visited the Rijksmuseum as our “big ticket” item for the trip.

Given the overall experience, I suspect I would prefer visiting other cities in the Netherlands next time.


Metal rail to help guide a bike.