Amsterdam Travel Diary: Days 3, 4 and 5!

Amsterdam Travel Diary: Days 3, 4 and 5!

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
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  1. 1st October 2017 / 6:41 pm

    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
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:51 pm

      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
    1st October 2017 / 6:49 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂 X

  3. 1st October 2017 / 7:48 pm

    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
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:58 pm

      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. 1st October 2017 / 8:46 pm

    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
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:59 pm

      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
    1st October 2017 / 9:20 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Ahh thank you so much! It is fabulous isn’t it!? I learned so much! X

  6. 1st October 2017 / 9:37 pm

    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
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 8:05 pm

      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. 1st October 2017 / 9:38 pm

    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
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 8:06 pm

      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. 1st October 2017 / 10:12 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂 it was a fab trip! They are quite odd, right!? X

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂 it was a fab trip! They are quite odd, right!? X

  9. Joyce Lau
    1st October 2017 / 10:17 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:31 pm

      We had a fab time! X

  10. Emma
    2nd October 2017 / 9:37 am

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:29 pm

      You should deffo get yourself there when you can 🙂 X

  11. 2nd October 2017 / 9:45 am

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:28 pm

      We will deffo go back as there’s still lots to do! Aswell as more museums, haha! X

  12. 2nd October 2017 / 10:41 am

    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
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:28 pm

      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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:27 pm

      You should if you get the chance! X

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:27 pm

      It was fabulous! Thank you 🙂 X

  13. Hebah
    2nd October 2017 / 5:01 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 7:26 pm

      You should definitely go if you ever get the chance! Aww thank you 🙂 Xx

  14. 2nd October 2017 / 7:53 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 9:37 pm

      It was an odd one! Thanks so much ☺️ X

  15. 2nd October 2017 / 9:34 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd October 2017 / 9:38 pm

      It is a brill place! Xx

  16. Lily
    3rd October 2017 / 9:45 am

    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 🙂

  17. 3rd October 2017 / 11:35 am

    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

  18. 3rd October 2017 / 3:14 pm

    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!

  19. 4th October 2017 / 4:08 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      5th October 2017 / 11:03 pm

      You so should! I can’t see how someone wouldn’t love it! X

  20. 5th October 2017 / 7:02 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      5th October 2017 / 10:59 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  21. Alicia
    8th October 2017 / 2:51 pm

    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

  22. Anu
    8th October 2017 / 9:57 pm

    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

  23. Jade
    9th October 2017 / 4:21 pm

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

  24. Robyn Evans
    9th October 2017 / 4:59 pm

    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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