Short break: Amsterdam vs. Rotterdam

I made it! My short holiday in The Netherlands was something that I’ll always remember. Haha, anyway during 4 days I had a time to explore Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Last time when I was in Amsterdam I fell in love with the city, people, everything. This time it happened with Rotterdam. I guess it is the atmosphere which is in The Netherlands what makes people come back?

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During The World Cup you have to exprience Dutch soccer-madness. To be honest, at that point when Holland scored I was concerned about my safety when people were jumping and screaming.

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I still feel that soccer is not my thing but man’s gotta do what man’s gotta do…

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Best thing about Amsterdam is that everywhere you go you are always surrounded by water. (It also got me to walk around in circles.. It’s confusing that everything looks same!!)

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Rotterdam

After my night at the airport, I went to Rotterdam. A train ticket to Rotterdam from Amsterdam is around 7-16€. My first impression about Rotterdam was that “Sh’t this is totally different”.. With tall buildings and everything.. I walked around the city for 4 hours. I had time to see a lot; harbor, parks, happy people etc.. Rotterdam is full of shops and different things to do, so next time when I go there I really do wanna spend more than just half day or one day there.

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NOTES:

– Public transport ate my money (the trams, metros, busses, trains…)

– For a Dutch student public transport is free from Monday to Friday (AWESOME!!)

– If you want or you need to sleep at the airport, check this first http://www.sleepinginairports.net/

– The Dutch people speaks really good English

– If you travel during the world cup, go to watch the games to Museum Square

– You can find a free wifi from the train station, train, mc’donalds, burger king, starbucks… Most of the bars have free wifi too. Basicly you can find it almost in every corner.

– Hostels, hotels, BOTELS.. If I ever go back to Amsterdam I’ll book myself a bostel. (For example: KLICK KLICK! http://www.amstelbotel.nl/?lang=de)

http://www.iamsterdam.com/en-GB/experience/what-to-do & http://www.timeout.com/amsterdam/en/attractions/things-to-do-in-amsterdam

– My favourite kind of shopping in Amsterdam > http://www.amsterdam.info/markets/

– Be aware that smell of the weed is always there

– The Nightlife is amazing. Enjoy yourself

Suomeksi: Kaikki hyvin kotona ollaan. Tai Münchenissä, joka tuntui yllättävän kodilta palatessani. Eniten ihmetytti kuinka kotoiselta saksan kieli tuntui hollannin jälkeen. Oli uskomatonta et musta tuntu että ymmärrän taas ihmisiä vaikka ne puhuu vaikka edelleen todellisuudessa mun saksa on alkeistasoa? Viikonloppu oli täynnä seikkailuja. Vietin öitäni hostellissa, lentokentällä.. Parasta oli että ehdin kokea myös Rotterdamin. Hollanti on tehnyt pysyvän vaikutuksen ja nyt tämän reissun myötä muodostui takaraivoon ajatus jos jossain vaiheessa olisi mahdollisuus suorittaa esimerkiksi työharjoittelu siellä. Tai työskennellä muuten vaan. Tuhlasin kaksinkertasen määrän rahaa mitä olin suunnitellut, suurinosa siitä meni julkiseen liikenteeseen, syömiseen jne.. Haha. Huolestuttavinta oli että tunsin Hollannin olevan kallis maa.. Saattaa pikkasen ottaa koville palata Suomeen tän Saksan reissun jälkeen. = 2 kassillista ruokaa kaupasta 15€, viinilasi baarissa 2€..)

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