Hello friends! This past October I had the opportunity to take my first trip across the pond. The company I work for is focused on expanding globally and opened an office right outside of Amsterdam. I was asked to travel over to train a new employee for two weeks. Not only was this a great opportunity for my career but I also had free time to explore the city of Amsterdam and a little of the surrounding area. My boyfriend tagged along and visited a friend who lives in Münster, Germany for a few days while I worked. I am hoping I can convince him to write a few tips for you guys in a separate post - stay tuned. For now, read about my favorite places and must-know tips for Amsterdam below.