Amsterdam-Belgium-Paris #photosabroad

2nd Apr 2018
Day 1

Amsterdam-Iconic skinny homes

Photo of Amsterdam, Netherlands by Shubhangi

After a lot of research & google search, I finalised my destination for a solo trip abroad. Amsterdam was my starting point and I had no fixed itinerary on mind, except train tickets to Paris. If you are planning a Europe trip, make sure you plan your stay at central part of the city, it might cost you bit high but that will be worth every penny.

Day 2

Back side of Dam square

Photo of Dam Square, Amsterdam, Netherlands by Shubhangi

Since my hotel was just a minute walking from Dam square, I choose the explore the city on foot to get an idea of topography of the city. So I realised Amsterdam central station was just 5 mins walk, canals were right behind and the lane where my hotel was opened to entire shopping area with all the major brands.

Dam square full of entertainment

Photo of Amsterdam-Belgium-Paris #photosabroad by Shubhangi

If you will stay at Dam square, you will never miss the fun and also all the major walking tours will begin from here.

Day 3

Keukenhof Tulip Garden

Photo of Keukenhof, Stationsweg, Lisse, Netherlands by Shubhangi

I planned my trip knowing the fact that April marks the beginning of Tulip festival, So I bought tickets from city sightseeing shop at Dam square to visit Keukenhof Tulip Garden which is around 2 hours from Dam Square. If you love flowers, you will definitely fall in love with this place.

Day 4

Bruges Belgium

Photo of Bruges, Belgium by Shubhangi

From Amsterdam you can take a lot of short day trips, I again booked Bruges Trip from Dam square, Since I bundled two trip I got a discount.Bruges is around 3-4 hours from Dam square by road and its an extremely picturesque tinsel town of Belgium.Our guide was really good and I enjoyed Belgium waffle and fries from city square.

First Glimpse of Eiffel Tower

Photo of Amsterdam-Belgium-Paris #photosabroad by Shubhangi
Day 5

Even the thought of Paris, brings a smile on my face. What a place it was!. I took a train from Amsterdam central station (Thalyss) which made me reach Paris in just 3 hours. While all my friends and relatives have already warned me about theft & loot on streets, my first thought was to protect my passport and keep it safe in hotel locker.

Arc de Triomphe

Photo of Galerias Laffaiete, Rue de Provence, Paris, France by Shubhangi
Day 6

Paris is bit expensive if you have to decide which sight seeing tickets to buy. I would suggest to buy a two day hop on hop off bus tour, thats a best way to travel through the city. I bought tickets to climb up to arc de triomphe which was relatively less crowded and provides best views of the city.

Eiffel Tower in its glory

Photo of Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France by Shubhangi
Day 7

For the best views of Eiffel you should visit Place du Trocadero, from there you can walk down to Eiffel and have the obstructed views of the iconic tower and most visited landmark of the entire world.

Photo of Place du Trocadero, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, France by Shubhangi
Day 8

Don't leave Paris without tasting the best Macaroons from Laduree they will just melt in your mouth.

Photo of Ladurée Paris Royale, Rue Royale, Paris, France by Shubhangi
Day 9

I ended my trip with one last day at Amsterdam and boarded my flight back to Delhi. If you are planning to take a solo trip, this was the best trip of my life. Completely safe, each city has its own flavour. I loved my solo trip and planned entirely on my own without any travel agent help or guidance. Trust your instinct and go with the flow

Happy wandering. Never stop Exploring.

Love Shubh

P.S- All pictures are taken by me, and are 100% authentic.

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