I have a confession to make. I live in the Netherlands but I’ve never really visited Amsterdam. Yes – I’ve been there once or twice to go to a theatre or TV-studio, but I’ve never seen Vondelpark, Kalverstraat and a lot other very touristic places. That’s why Nina, a good friend, decided to take me to Amsterdam last saturday, so we could see all the touristy-places.
As you can see: Nina had it all planned out for us. But then it became Saturday and the weather was AWEFUL. It wasn’t just raining, no it was storming: wind, cold, rain, wind, rain, cold… I’ll say it again: it was aweful. So we had to change most of our plan, met three hours later and only went to the museum: Nemo. (Which is a museum for kids, to be honest, but it was kind of cool and there were a lot of tourists in there to! They seemed to enjoy it!) And Nemo is very close to the Central Station, so that was why we chose to go there.
After a bunch of tests, new information about puberty and sex, a lot of crazy pictures and painful ears (seriously, I forgot that kids could be so loud…), we found out that it is possible to get on the roof of the museum, and there was this amazing view. (But since we didn’t have our coats and it was very cold outside, we couldn’t really enjoy it.) Oh btw: the thirth and fourth level in Nemo are interesting if you’re older than 10: there’s a lot of social stuff (and a lot of really funny information about puberty and sex and stuff), so make sure to see those levels if you’d like to visit.
After Nemo (where we spent 3 hours), Nina took me to the library next to Nemo and at the fifth level we had an amazing view! (But since it was a library and people were studying, we could not go all touristy and take a lot of pictures.. so we just took one picture and left…)
So, conclusion: even with terrible weather Amsterdam has got enough to offer to keep yourself busy. Nemo is pretty nice (even if you’re older than 10) and at least there’s a pretty view. I enjoyed it!