Amsterdam Travel Diary: Days 3, 4 and 5!

1st October 2017

Hey everyone!

You can read my Amsterdam Travel Diary: Days 1 & 2 here. I’m going to leave it there for the intro and jump straight in with day 3. Just a pre-warning there are some slightly gruesome pictures from an exhibition coming up from a museum so if you’re squeamish you might not want to read on!

Day 3

Today we got up, got on the tram and went straight to…

Bodyworlds // €18
This is a museum all about the physical effect that happiness has on the body, the artist Gunther von Hagen has gotten permission from individuals to use their bodies after death for this exhibition so it was super weird to think that all these figures were working human bodies once that have been preserved and positioned in cabinets, it’s the only exhibition in the world that has this donor programme. There is so much to learn about the body and mind from this place and I found it incredibly interesting. It’s really motivated me to learn more about how to keep my own body stable with mental health and not just with physical things. Did you know that 50% of our general happiness and positivity actually comes from our genes? That really baffled me that we technically cannot control half of our outlook on things.

My blood sugar was at an all time low so we decided to go to an “Ice Bakery” and I picked up an oreo cookie and Jake an oreo donut. It was so huge I couldn’t even finish half of it but my GOD was it yummy (for €3.75 it should’ve bloody been).

Sex Museum // €5
You can’t go to Amsterdam and not do the sex museum, having gone to the one in Paris too I’ve got to say that this one is definitely a lot more gimmicky. There were odd animatronics and a bondage room with some pretty questionable pictures and of course the famous giant plastic penises that you can sit on. It was a laugh and to be fair you can’t really go wrong for €5! I can’t say I’d go again though, once you’ve seen one you’ve kind of seen them all.

Guess what we decided to do next… go back to the apartment and nap of course! Hah. Maybe we should’ve gone on a sun holiday?! We then got all showered and dressed up and went out on the search for a cute and romantic restaurant. We found a perfect little candlelit tapas place called “Joselitos” where we had sangria, olives, omelette, bruschetta with tapenade, garlic chicken and calamari. We had the most incredible night and I’m so happy we found such an adorable, quiet restaurant to have a nice meal in.

Day 4

Jake decided to have 2 black coffees late the night before so slept awfully and my illness decided to have a break down and metaphorically punch me in the face unfortunately so we woke up at 8:30am when my alarm went off and decided it best if we went back to sleep… Waking up again at 11:15am I still felt absolutely terrible but managed to haul myself out of bed as it was our last day and the zoo was calling our name.

We ended up getting to the zoo at about 2pm which was quite late but still had a good few hours to wander around as it didn’t close until 6! It was a pretty big zoo with some brilliant animals to see but as I was so out of it I didn’t take a lot of photos, more just stumbled around clutching onto Jake and smiling at the animals, haha! We still managed to enjoy our last day despite this though and sat in a cafe at one point which had giraffes on one side and a cute canal on the other. I would definitely love to come back here next time so I could properly take in everything it has to offer as Jake and I really love learning about animals.

Day 5
Home day (sad face)! Our flight home wasn’t until 3:45pm but our check out at the houseboat was at 11am so we left at the designated time, went and sat in a cute refurbished windmill tea room just down the road until 1pm where we got a lift back to the airport by the wonderful host Frans! They also gave us a business card and some adorable little ceramic clogs to leave with.

And that concludes our wonderful little city break to Amsterdam, we will definitely be back within the next few years to fill all the gaps we missed! I already have a list of what I really want to do next time we go… but I think our next holiday is going to be somewhere in Greece where we don’t have to do anything but lie on the beach for a week! I’ve never been anywhere in Greece either so I’d love to travel anywhere there really, if anyone has any recommendations please let me know!

Where are you planning your next holiday and why? Is Amsterdam on your list?

‘Til next time,
BTB Xx

46 responses to “Amsterdam Travel Diary: Days 3, 4 and 5!”

  1. You look absolutely stunning in all of the pictures, oh my god! ? The Bodyworlds Museum looks so interesting though, I love learning about things like that! Your pictures from the zoo look amazing, I hope you both had a fabulous time! ?

    Andi | http://www.andthenzen.co.uk

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I genuinely felt like a tramp the whole time as I felt so ill but thank you that has made me smile so much haha! We did have a lovely time and the zoo was lovely hehe, thank you! 🙂 X

  2. Emma Drury says:

    Sounds like you had a fab time!!! Love your black dress with the hearts on btw ?❤️
    Emma | emmadrury.com

  3. Gemma says:

    Holidays just seem to go soo quickly don’t they! Looks like you’ve had a lovely time and I’m soo jealous of youu, I’m definitely thinking about going to Amsterdam. The restaurant looks gorgeous the food sounds absoutely amazing, something down my street! Whenever I’ve gone away, I’ve always loved going to somewhere with animals, so I definitely think I’ll go to this zoo. Those are my weaknesses whenever I go away. This has made me super happy for my next adventure.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah insanely quickly!! You should definitely go if you have the chance! Me and Jake always go to different zoos and aquariums for date days so we thought why not go here too 🙂

  4. Alice says:

    Your photos are just the most adorable thing and you always look amazing even despite not sleeping well or feeling well! Loving your lilac hair. I really wanna visit all these museums, think me and my boyfriend should really consider Amsterdam because it looks so fun! x

    Alice http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww thank you so much girl, I honestly didn’t feel like I did at all haha! Yes you definitely should, it’s a lot less intimidating than I thought it’d be there with the reputation it has! X

  5. Kayleigh Zara says:

    You look so stunning in the heart print dress! Body works is such an amazing exhibition too it’s so interesting and I loved it x

    Kayleigh Zara ?www.kayleighzaraa.com

  6. Hannah says:

    It sounds like you had an amazing trip! All the photos you got are gorgeous too, and I love the heart print dress! It’s so inspiring that even though you weren’t well you still got out of bed and got to the Zoo, it must have been difficult, but so worth it xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much! It was a difficult day but sometimes you just have to power through, I didn’t wanna waste my last day in the fabulous Amsterdam! Xx

  7. Taylor Jane says:

    I went to the sex museum there and I was in and out of there within 15 minutes, i just thought it was photos after photos really! Pretty odd lol. Love Amsterdam so much though xx

    Taylor Jane ox | http://www.taylorjane.co.uk

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      It was quite odd I agree but I feel like it’s something you kind of have to do in Amsterdam haha! It is a fab place 🙂 Xx

  8. Julia says:

    You’re such a cute couple! Your trip looks absolutely incredible, you’ve done so much there! I went to the sex museum in Prague and it was an interesting experience haha I’m loving all your photos!

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

  9. Joyce Lau says:

    You’ve done so much !! I really want to go

  10. Emma says:

    Oh wow, that museum actually looks really interesting! You’re making me want to visit Amsterdam so bad! x

  11. Chloe says:

    Sounds like you had an amazing time and you manage to fit lots in! I love that Amsterdam is full of interesting Museums! x

  12. Ellie says:

    I went to Amsterdam for the first time last year and absolutely loved it, it’s such a beautiful city and I want to go back so badly in the next few years. It looks like you had a fab time and your photos are so lovely! Although that museum sounds super weird and interesting at the same time I don’t think I could have managed it!

    Ellie x

    http://elliesbitsofbeauty.com

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      We’re the exact same! There’s just so much to do isn’t there!? Haha I totally get that, I know some people who would not be able to look at the things they have on show! X

  13. Heather says:

    I haven’t been but I’d love to one day x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

  14. The Bodyworlds Museum sounds really interesting!! Glad you had a lovely time 🙂 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  15. Hebah says:

    This looks like so much fun! Never been to Amsterdam but have heard such great things about it. You two are a cute couple too, bless you! Hope you get to go on many more adventures during your life.
    Hebah XX

  16. Chessie says:

    Loving your travel diary posts! The sex museum looks hilarious ? glad you had a fab time, you look gorgeous! Great post x

  17. Gemma says:

    I’m very jealous, I’d love to go to Amsterdam! xx

  18. Lily says:

    Love you in that dress firstly! Also I took the same picture in the Sex Musem ahha. You have given me some tips for when I next visit Amsterdam 🙂

  19. Joana says:

    I’ve never been in Amesterdam but your pictures and comments on the adventures of your days left me with such a huge wish of going there on my next holidays! It all looks so beautiful. I’d love to go there, definitely!

    I’d love to go to Greece as well, specially, Santirini. It must be a dreamy place, oh my god!

    With love, Joana,
    http://www.bonjourjanie.com

  20. Jackie says:

    What another amazing travel diary. I went to that exhibit when it toured in my city. It’s really interesting to say the least but cool. I don’t know if I can visit a muesem like that as I’ll be laughing too loud but seems like a funny place to go. Glad you enjoyed!

  21. Kate Ballamy says:

    Looks and sounds like you’ve had the best time. I would love to visit Amsterdam one day after reading this! X

  22. Leslie says:

    I love your heart dress! You both look super cute and like you had a lot of fun!

  23. Alicia says:

    This trip just sounds so perfect the more I read! I loved going to the sex museum when I went even though it was very awkward and some points. I also wish I went to the zoo! Sounds great x

  24. Anu says:

    Bodyworlds looks so interesting! I love biology and I’m always doing research on how the human body works so it’s definitely something I’d love to see if I had the chance :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

  25. Jade says:

    This trip looks amamzing girl, I am so glad you had the best time!!xoxox

  26. Robyn Evans says:

    It’s so interesting to read about what other people get up to – I hope I get to go there one day !

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