A trip to the Netherlands today is very much underrated compared to what the country has to offer. We hardly spend enough time in the Netherlands! I am a pronounced fan of modern and contemporary art and the Moco Museum, in particular, was a place I’d call home. Be sure to plan a visit there.
Well, as you plan your visit, here are a few tips vital to making your short stay more fun and easy to acclimate.
A Netherlands power adapter
I must say, this was a huge hiccup for me. The power sockets in Amsterdam are not the same as those from the States, and running out of battery power when you should be taking the best gallery photos in the museum Amsterdam does not sound sweet at all. Therefore, carrying an international adapter to plug in your devices will save the day.
What you pack for your trip depends on the time of year you plan to visit. If your visit is outside the summer, wet weather gear and layers of warm clothes will get you through the day. However, the Netherlands is a place where the weather patterns are a little variable and you can experience all four seasons in a single afternoon. It might be summer, but better safe than sorry. Be sure to pack an all-weather wardrobe.
Carry a backpack
Backpacks are the best bags to move through the crowds without much of a worry. Although the streets in Amsterdam are paved and a suitcase wouldn’t pose an issue, a carry-on sized backpack saves you back pain and having to worry about lost luggage as its always on you wherever you go.
Spoiler alert! There will be a ton of walking. Therefore, a pair of comfortable, durable flats that look cute and fashionable is one thing to include in your checklist. Cycling is also a common form of urban transport in Amsterdam, so a pair of fashion sneakers or basic boots would come in handy. Also, ensure they are water-resistant to keep you dry during the fall or winter.
Walking and cycling will definitely get you thirsty and carrying your water with you will save you the fortune of having to buy bottled water every time you are out and about. Of course, the water in Amsterdam is safe for drinking. An additional filter in your water bottle should just to rule out any insecurities you might have.