Europe Trip Travel Log: Amsterdam

On our first day in Amsterdam, we visited the Anne Frank house and got information on how to get into the annex, since we hadn’t bought tickets beforehand. Then we went and walked around Amsterdam, and stopped for lunch at a pancake restaurant, where we had Dutch pancakes. Around 1, we walked back to the Anne Frank house and waited in line for nearly 2 1/2 hours in the rain to get into the secret annex. The wait was worth it, though, as the museum and annex were very moving. After, we

The view of the canal while on the boat tour.

went to the Van Gogh museum which was beautiful and very interesting. We had dinner at a restaurant called Small Talk and then made the trek back to our place in Naarden for the night.


On the second day, July 2, we began our day by taking a canal sightseeing trip. It rained a little but the ride was very pretty and informative. We got off in the middle of the tour and walked over half a mile to a restaurant which had great gluten free food. Then, we hopped onto a tour bus and took the 2 1/2 hour tour around the city. Pictured is the oldest windmill and the flag of Amsterdam. Afterwards, we went to a museum called Body Worlds which uses real, preserved human bodies to show anatomy.
On our last day in Amsterdam, we shopped quite a bit, as well as take a tour of the Gassan Diamonds factory, and purchase from there. We had dinner in the same place with lots of gluten free choices.


Watch the Amsterdam video:

About the Author

Eliza Grigsby
Eliza is a junior in her second year working with the BlueXpress. She is involved with many things around Millbrook such as the swim, softball and academic teams, interact club and SCA as well as dance at the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy.