Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Journey from Amsterdam to London

After 10 days of fun traveling, I suppose all good things must come to an end at some point. Yesterday was our last day in Amsterdam and the last half day of our entire European adventure. It’s unbelievable that it’s over already!

Dapper Markt, AmsterdamDamrak, Amsterdam

We were all up and ready to hit the town by 9AM, and had breakfast at Le Pot au Feu once again. Since our attempt to explore Dappermarkt, the Albert Cuyp Markt and the Flower Market were to no avail on Monday due to the Easter holiday, we decided to try again yesterday. For the sake of expediency, we jumped on a tram (#9) from the train station and hopped off at the Dappermarkt stop. Between Dapper Markt, the flea market at Waterlooplein and the other mini markets we ran into, we came across a lot of interesting souvenirs.

Amsterdam, NetherlandsAmsterdam, Netherlands

After our market excursion and another dose of Manneken Pis’ fries for Tiff, we made our way back to our hotel passing through Rembrandtplein for a cup of coffee in the sunshine. The weather was so nice for our last day we tried to make the most of every moment we had left. Fortunately, the train from Amsterdam Centraal to the airport takes roughly 17 minutes which gave us some extra time to enjoy the city.

Centraal Station, Amsterdam

After 10 days of exhausting traveling, we kept it close to home with a quiet dinner in Covent Garden for our last meal together.  I think it’s even harder to say goodbye the second time around knowing that I’m not sure when I’ll get to see them again. I hadn’t realized how much I missed them until we were reunited. Even though the time flew by, I’m beyond happy that I got to spend quality time with them with some really special memories from new experiences in great destinations.

Cheers to more great adventures!

Shannon Falzon, The Wanderlust Effect

More about Shannon Kircher

Shannon Kircher is the founder and editor of The Wanderlust Effect. Founded in 2009, she has continued to document her international escapes as an expat in Europe and the Caribbean. Additionally, Shannon is the founder of Compass & Vine, a luxury boutique travel design firm, and is the Director of Marketing for the Frangipani Beach Resort. Shannon holds an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and is a current candidate for WSET Level 3 in Wines & Spirits.