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Amsterdam Travel Guide - Albert Cuyp Market & Nieuwmarkt - Day 35/28/2014
Day 3 - Amsterdam Finally, a day all to myself, alone! Solo travelling is one therapeutic session to me. I enjoyed it a lot because...
Day 3 - Amsterdam
Finally, a day all to myself, alone! Solo travelling is one therapeutic session to me. I enjoyed it a lot because I can choose to walk at my own pace, go wherever I prefer without accommodating to friends. That said, there's always cons of it. For instance, you couldn't share food well that's not THAT bad especially when I love food so much, I can finish them all by myself hahaha.
Okay jokes aside, let's see what's on for third day in Amsterdam! Because I had to catch the train in the evening, I left my luggage at the Amsterdam Centraal station baggage lockers. It costs 5.3€ for 24 hours, which is slightly more expensive compared to places like Belgium and Austria. But leaving your luggage in the lockers really save you a lot of trouble carrying it around.
|Albert Cuyp Market.|
I then slowly make my way to the Albert Cuyp Market. It is situated quite far away from the Central station (15-25mins), and you can easily save time by taking a tram there. But since I would like to take a stroll around Amsterdam, and save some money (Amsterdam transportation is very expensive), I decided to walk instead. Did passed by some nice views and shops!
My slow walk took about an hour to reach there, which is a bit exaggerating because like I said, I enjoy walking very slowly when alone! Before I arrived, my stomach already got very excited. Albert Cuyp Market is like a pasamalam here! Food, clothes & little stuff are all for sale. Most importantly, I got to try 2 of Amsterdam's local food - poffertjes and haring! Now that I mention haring, I am missing it so much! The raw fish (completely raw) tasted very savory. It has a very mushy and soft texture, which not many people would enjoy. But for me, I've always like raw food like sashimi, so it was a treat to my tummy. Yum yum harring!
After a good lunch at Albert Cuyp Market, I slowly make my way to Nieuwmarkt, another place with flea market. Here, you don't find much food stalls but lots of souvenirs and collectibles on sale.
|Banketbakkerij van der Linde|
If you're near the Dam Square, you MUST try the Banketbakkerij ice cream!
|Banketbakkerij store front|
And of course, having my last fries indulgence before I leave Amsterdam :(
Apparently this is one of the famous frites store from Belgium.