The time is fast approaching. I leave for my solo trip to Amsterdam next Wednesday. This will be my first completely solo trip and I’m still unsure about how I feel about it but they say “life begins once you step outside your comfort zone” so that’s exactly what I’m doing.
I have booked my hotels/hostels for the time that I’m away. I did that back in March and even had a hard enough booking places then, despite the fact it was a few months in advance. May begins tourist season in Amsterdam & many other places in Europe, so if I have one suggestion for anyone that doesn’t just want to wing it - book your hotels or hostels early, especially if you want a private room. Like most of my trips, I booked my hotels through Booking.com. I will be staying in Hotel Pax for the first part of my trip and then Hotel Prinsenhof for my second part. Both located in good distance to the city centre. I have a private room with shared bathroom in both hotels - mainly because I wasn’t feeling the whole “dorm” thing while I was traveling alone, I wanted it to somewhat feel like a vacation.
The other thing I have booked in advanced is my Viator tours that I wanted to do while I was there. I’ve always booked through this website & have never had a problem with it. You can book any types of tours you want from day trips, multi-day trips or even museum passes for about any country/city you can imagine. I choose to book a few day trips:
All tours were relatively good priced, I mean I would never be able to travel to Brussels for a day on my own for $75.00. The best part of this site is you don’t have to book WAY in advance, unless the tour fills up (which is unlikely because most are offered on multiple days) then you can book a day before you leave for your trip and all the meeting points are centrally located.
Last but not least, I plan on booking my Anne Frank House ticket in advance. I have read in several places that the line to get into this attraction is ridiculous but if you buy a ticket in advance you can skip the line that has everyone waiting in it to purchase their last-minute tickets. Obviously this seems like a must-see for Amsterdam so I don’t want to miss out or waste a day waiting in line.
I will try to update my blog on my adventures while I’m away as much as possible and of course post pictures when I return. Stay tuned :)