Myself and Jason are always looking for an opportunity to see more of the world so when we were flying to Ireland a couple of years ago and found a ticket that involved an 8 hour layover in Amsterdam we jumped at the chance to see another part of the world.
After doing a quick search online we found that it's pretty easy to see some of Amsterdam while on a layover. The airport is close to the city and they are connected very well with a train that leaves every 10 minutes or so. Once we landed we headed straight down to buy our train tickets (luckily our bags were going straight through to Korea). The train was waiting for us and we were right in the city center about 15 minutes later.
|On our way in to the city center.|
We weren't too sure about exactly what we wanted to see in the time frame that we had but when the bus went nearby the Van Gough museum we couldn't pass up the opportunity and jumped off to join the queue.
We waited in line for about 50 minutes but weren't disappointed when we got to see the beautiful works of art.
|The outside of the museum. It was truly worth the wait.|
|We were there during the day so we didn't see anything too crazy!|
The canal ride itself was absolutely beautiful, we got to ride through the tiny canals and get a peak as to what every day life is like in Amsterdam. I'd highly recommend taking a boat ride while visiting the city.
|The beautiful canals of Amsterdam.|
|Enjoying our layover :)|
|One of the many boats the ride through the canals.|
We were both surprised by how much that we saw and did in our layover. It was such a fun way to spend the time and it tired us both out ahead of our long flight to Seoul. It also gave Jason a chance to see another part of Europe since he's only seen Ireland.
For those of you that are flying through Amsterdam and have more than 4 hours of a layover I'd highly recommend getting out and seeing the city!
|One of the many beautiful buildings.|
|It's wonderful to see how many people use bikes as their main mode|
of transport here!
|The beautiful train station!|