Being in a city can be exhausting. Stress hangs in the air and everyone seems to be in a hurry. They're all going to their next meeting, home after a long day at work or to a bar to relax for a bit. That's true for a lot of cities, but not for Amsterdam. For me, Amsterdam feels like a big town. All the benefits of living in a city combined with the atmosphere of a small town. Everywhere you look there are people enjoying life, just happy to be right where they are.
A few weeks ago I spent the weekend with two of my best friends. We visited Maastricht, a city in the south-east of the Netherlands, and on Sunday we made a trip over to Amsterdam. It was everything I needed to recharge my batteries even though the entire weekend was exhausting. Isn't is strange how traveling can make you feel like you can conquer the world.
Here are some photos and my recommendations in both cities are listed down below. Enjoy!