AMSTERDAM

Our trip to Amsterdam was more of a pit stop, as we only spent two full days here. We tried to squeeze the most out of our time here, and I think we did a good job, unfortunately though this meant I took hardly any photos!

We visited in February, so it was very cold, and still felt lovely and wintery. We travelled around the centre on foot, and I loved walking along the pretty canals.

I love history, and after reading her diary a few years ago, I knew I had to go to the Anne Frank House. We paid to have the introductory program which was just a couple of pounds more, and I found it really educational. Everyone is given an audio guide and you can walk around the museum at your own leisure. It was a truly insightful experience.

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PARIS

Paris, the city that has my heart.

I know there’s so many clichés surrounding Paris, and it being the city of love, but honestly it has a special place in my heart. I don’t know what it is that I love so much but I want to go back again and again (I must ask my boyfriend at least once a week when we will go back). I could happily spend the whole day just wondering around, hopping from one place to the next on the Metro, and admiring the cobbled streets.

As impressive as the Eiffel Tower is in the day time, you have to see it at night! We decided to go up it at night time, and the views were incredible, seeing the whole city lit up. It gets even better, as every hour on the hour it illuminates sparkling lights. This was a huge wow for me, especially as I didn’t know that this happens!

To try and make the most of our short trip, and to make sure we saw all the sights, we went on a boat tour down the Seine. There are lots of different tour operators offering these boat rides and we were able to just walk up and buy a ticket. It meant that we were able to see landmarks like the Hôtel de Ville, Notre-Dame and the Louvre Museum.

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