Netherlands

Amsterdam is the Capital of the Netherlands, but before it grew to what it is known as today it is interesting to note that it orginally originated as a small fishing village in the late 12th century. It has since grown to a large and prominent financial district and it easily hosts its population of 7 million people! Now, Amsterdam is known for their tulips, art, and, of course, their food. From their rich history with the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum to the shopping in Kalverstraat and the De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets), there is something for everyone to do. Cycling is a convenient and popular way to make your way around, but if you are not up for riding all day they also have a couple of canal cruises that show you a unique perspective of the city. Amsterdam is a beautiful city full of vibrant colors, people, and of course...food! Raw herring is said to be a delicacy, and small carts can be found all around the city. Cheese is also a huge business in the Netherlands, so be sure to try some cheese while visting, and for a sweet treat try a Stroopwafel-it is essentially two very thin waffles with a layer of maple syrup sticking them together and when served warm you can easily lose yourself in this gooey dessert. I would love to visit just to try the Stroopwafel, but all kidding aside I would love to visit Amsterdam because it is a beautiful city with lots of things to do. I would love to visit the Anne Frank House to see what it was like to live in hard times such as the Holocaust. This may seem like a weird thing to do, but I would love to actually get lost inside of Amsterdam. I think it would be really cool to stumble upon local shops, and local cafes while lost in this beautiful city.

Bikes and Anne Frank House