Amsterdam has always and forever been my dream place since I was a kid, from Anne Frank to its established art scene to its amazing architecture and to its colourful culture. You may think of Amsterdam as the place on where vices are evident, but for me it is a city of diversity with much beauty embedded in it.
To tell you honestly, I was a bit sad since we haven't even maximised our time in Amsterdam because I got sick, but sickness did not stop me to still continue to the places that I know will fulfil the dreamer in me.
Museumplein is a very special place for me, it brings out my love for visual arts even more and it made me think of the fact that maybe Amsterdam is the city for me, the city I would want to live in for quite a while in my life.
After the Stedlijk Museum welcomed us, we still decided to start with the Van Gogh Museum. Vincent van Gogh's life has always amazed me and my mom, it may be one of the saddest stories you will ever know, but his frustrations became so relatable that I got to understand him even more.
The museum did not just show Van Gogh's art, but it showed bits and pieces of his history, especially his story with his brother. Theo van Gogh, Vincent's brother, helped me strengthen the fact that one should never just give up on people, each day one could improve and be better even if it takes a while.
I am planning to write more about this in the future, because my emotions couldn't just keep up to what I want to say (haha).
The contemporary scene became more alive as we reached Moco Museum on where they're exhibiting some works of Warhol and Banksy (whose works are just everywhere in Amsterdam).
And as overrated as it is one shouldn't miss the iconic I Amsterdam sign, one of the reasons is because no matter what, Amsterdam will always embody a piece of one's self...or maybe it is just for me I don't know.
Rijksmuseum became our day ender, it showed history, it introduced me to the past that I did not know of, but need to discover. This museum made me see that classical art will always live and it will be alive as long as this world lives.
I will be writing more about these museums in the future!!!
Our next days focused more on the canals of Amsterdam and the street art around. The city's path will always bring you to somewhere new and amazing, besides that this is where you will be able to meet the coffee shops and "you know what" around. That is when I realised that discipline is sometimes what a country needs, I know it won't be perfected ever nor be evident in the next years, but I know that it may be a possible tool for great growth.
Our Amsterdam trip won't be complete without going to the Anne Frank Huis, it's even the reason why Amsterdam became my dream. Every step I took there made me realise that one person could truly make a great change, but sometimes we underestimate his/ her power just because we think that his/her thoughts are irrelevant to ours.
To tell you the truth, I don't know how else I could continue this because I'm just an emotional-wreck while writing this. So here are just some of my conclusions, first is I will write more about Amsterdam in the future, next is, I will just let the photos speak, and lastly, Amsterdam, you will always and forever be one of my favourites, you became so dear to me over the years and I know in the future I will be staying more. You taught me how to appreciate and still continuously learn the beauty of this life.
Bloemenmarkt or best known as the Floating Flower Market of Amsterdam