Gastronami in Amsterdam

I am beyond thrilled to have been chosen as the lucky winner of a trip to Amsterdam, provided by the NYC Downtown Alliance! My sister and I have never been to The Netherlands, so we’re pumped to explore the city together. Everything was carefully coordinated, super organized and just perfect in every way — the flights were direct and smooth, the Hilton hotel was incredible, and the city was beautiful and lively, and the weather was cool and breezy. We were provided with the best goodie bags containing all of the essentials, including a 72 hour iAmsterdam pass. This convenient pass gave us access to all GVB public transportation (trams, buses, metro) and a number of cool museums and sites. By the end of our trip, we were zipping around the city on the tram like locals! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to travel to this amazing country. A million thanks to the Downtown Alliance, Hilton Amsterdam, iAmsterdam, and everyone who made this trip possible! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! :-) #DownIsWhatsUp

First thing we saw after exiting the airport
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Our awesome goodie bags!!!
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Centraal Station
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Taking the tram around the city was easy and fun
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These gorgeous flowers were everywhere
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So amused by tiny cars parked on sidewalks!
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Loved all of the tiny alleys filled with restaurants and outdoor seating
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Every day was a beautiful day for dining al fresco
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More vibrant pink flowers – I couldn’t stop taking pictures of them!
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Discovered so many amazing sights just walking down the street
View from Centraal Station
There are so many lovely canals all over the city
Stunning sunsets
We passed by the Heineken Brewery – the line was so long!

Gastronami in Amsterdam