So a couple of weeks ago I did a really quick and last minute trip to Amsterdam. I saw some cheap tickets to take the ferry from Hull to Europoort with P&O ferries and just had to book it. I got the ferry from Hull in the evening and arrived in Europoort at about 7:30 and left again at 9pm. 12 hours may also be an over estimate of how long I actually had in Amsterdam but heres what I got up to while I was there.

Flower Market

When arriving in Amsterdam, two of the things I knew I wanted to see was both the flower market and the Iamsterdam sign. Since I didn’t have a lot of time I decided I was going to go see these things first.The flower market was so beautiful! They were little stalls on floating barges. Some of the stalls didn’t like people taking photos though so just make sure you check first.

Iamsterdam sign

The Iamsterdam sign was so busy. If you are wanting to try take photos it is mean’t to be a lot quieter first thing in the morning.

Iamsterdam sign


I didn’t plan on spending as much time shopping as I did but the shopping in Amsterdam was great. They had everything from high street shops to luxury shops. Local markets and vintage shops. There was so much to look around. I will definitely be coming back but with more luggage space to put things in.

Canal cruise

A canal cruise wasn’t something I had really thought about doing before getting into the city. By the point of doing this, I didn’t actually have long until I had to leave and wanted to see as much of the city as possible which I thought this would allow me to do. Taking the canal cruise mean’t that I saw even more of the city as well as learn a lot of the history about Amsterdam that I didn’t know about. There were so many different tours to go for and most lasted for about an hour.

canal in amsterdam


Oh my god the food in Amsterdam is incredible! I was only there for a few hours and I had so much food. Both fries and waffles.


But the best thing I had was Dutch Pancakes from a place called Pancakes. They had so many different types of pancakes both Dutch and American to choose from. I had a banana and caramel dutch pancake. It’s a must place to go when visiting. I will definitely be going back to try some others next time I’m in Amsterdam.

Pancakes store front

Here are just some things I got up to while I was in Amsterdam. I will definitely be going back. And next time for a much longer time.