We did 3.5 days in Amsterdam to bring the Autumn season in. You hear a lot of rumors about Amsterdam in general...the drugs, the Red Light District, etc. It's basically all true. We enjoyed every minute in Amsterdam and would highly recommend everyone to visit at least once.
Below we have answered the top questions we received on insta! We had a lot of similar questions asked, so we tried to combine some below. If you missed out and weren't able to ask us a question, feel free to hit us up in the comments below!
1. How good is the weed? Better than in Cali?
This was my first time, so I can't really compare it to other places. Kris however has little more experience. He thinks everyone should try it in Amsterdam but it's better/stronger in California.
2. What is there to do besides smoke weed?
Dam Square - Aka the heart of Amsterdam
Red Light District - Walk around, catch a peep show yolo
Rene's Croissants - Best Churros ever
A'DAM Lookout - Swing overlooking all of Amsterdam
Cannibale Royale - If you're missing American food this place has the best cheeseburger -Kris
Rent a bike - Majority of people are on bikes. It's the easiest way to get around explore the city! Their trains/trams are hella slow.
3. Would you ever go again for anything besides the weed?
Yes, Amsterdam is so much fun! There is a great vibe and the people are very chill and friendly. The city is so pretty filled with picturesque views and nutella churros!!!!!
4. Did yall go to the red light district? How was it?
Oh jeez. The Red Light District is exactly what you'd imagine. A street with 300 windows, each with a naked girl dancing behind red lights. The girls try to lure you in by any means necessary!! It was pretty weird because it's legal in Amsterdam. Pressed Patrick (Kris) wanted to see a show but there was no way I was gonna willingly spend 50 euros EACH to watch a live show of people fcking. HARD PASS. We ended up going to a peep show, 2 mins for 2 euros. It was legit two fat people having sex. You can pay 2 more euros for 2 more mins and so on... but there's no need. After the initial shock, the most amusing part of the experience was looking around to see that the other windows are see through. We were able to see everyone else gazing at the couple in front of us. Lol the expressions varied, there was a couple that was enjoying every moment of the show laughing and yelling and of course a creep that was probably there for hours. Long story short fun/funny experience, def go drunk!
5. How was the shopping & food? I heard they have cool sneaker shops there!
Shopping is very similar to NYC only you can get custom clogs! Which thinking about it.. you can prob get in New York too. The city is less crowded though so sneaker shops aren't sold out of everything. Kris enjoyed the food but *surprise surprise* I had a hard time. I don't eat beef, pork, and I've limited my chicken intake so.. it's pretty difficult. The food I did try though was seasonless. However, I did over indulge in the churros and nutella. Amsterdam is known for stroopwafels and pancakes which were both delicious!
6. Did you see any black people?
Not really, maybe 1 or 2 in passing.
7. What language is spoken there? Was communication an issue?
The official language is Dutch but surprisingly most people speak English. We heard Dutch, French, Spanish, and of course our beloved English. It's kinda pathetic to realize the US is the only place that doesn't really prioritize learning other languages.
8. Is it easy to navigate? Did you feel safe?
Amsterdam is one of the safest cities in the world. Aside from pick-pocketers, which is a thing everywhere in Europe, we felt pretty safe. Its not a huge city so very easy to navigate.
9. Did you see Anne Frank's house?
We snuck into a guided tour to learn more about her story/ see the home. The line for exhibit is insane, even with a ticket. They've turned the home into a museum so there's a lot to see. Pro tip: Be sure to buy your tickets online WEEKS in advance.
10. What is a MUST do/see there? Did you research things prior to getting there?
We didn't do as much research as we've done for other cities. Which was nice because we really got to explore and run into cool areas. Def visit Greenhouse Coffeeshop! It's one of the most popular coffeeshops in Amsterdam. The prices aren't too high either considering its known for celeb clientele aka no pictures allowed.
P.S. Coffeeshop (no space) = place to legally buy weed + milkshakes
Coffee shop (with a space) = Place to buy coffee, tea, scones
11. Favorite part of Amsterdam
A'DAM Lookout was my fave. I'm usually into heights but I was hella nervous. It ended up being awesome and such a great view!