TRAVEL: Amsterdam

Hello there!

I set off with a group of friends to first explore the city of
Amsterdam and then end the trip at Dekmantel festival on the outskirts of the
city. My time in Amsterdam was split into embracing the city’s culture,
shopping and partying at one of the best European festivals (in my opinion).

Shopping in Amsterdam was an aspect in which I really enjoyed as although parts of the city looked like they could have been any high street in the UK there are loads of cute cobbled lanes filled with vintage and designer boutiques to explore and find unique pieces.

My two favourite vintage shops that I would recommend visiting when in Amsterdam are Episode and Time Machine Vintage. Episode have a number of stores however I visited the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat shop which I think is their biggest store. I would  recommend allowing plenty of time to rummage as there is so much to peruse for both men and women. Time Machine vintage is located in Nieuwe Hoogstraa and was one of my favourite vintage shops in Amsterdam. This is because the store had a great atmosphere through playing classic retro music and their friendly staff members who appeared to be enjoying the music as much as us!

There are so many museums in Amsterdam to go and see but one which I would definitely recommend is the modern art gallery Stedelijk. Below are some of  my favourite exhibits featured at the museum.

The last few days of our trip were spent at Dekmantel festival in Amsterdam Bos. The festival was amazing as there  was multiple stages with a variety of dj's playing such as; Helena Hauff b2b Dj Stingray, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Dixon and so many more. The only issue was deciding who to go and see! 

The festival had a really easy-going atmosphere and also had spotlessly clean toilets which was amazing especially when you are used to manky festival toilets in the UK!
Here's a video of the last song played on Saturday night at Dekmantel 2016.

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