165 canals, around 500 bridges, named after the river Amstel, Amsterdam is often called the Venice of the north. This city has been on my travel bucket list forever, and although I’ve been to most of Europe I have never visited the Netherlands, until this summer. And honestly all my expectations were fulfilled if not even exceeded. Brick buildings, houses that look as if made out of ginger bread, rich history, open skyline and a relaxed lifestyle. There is so much to do and see in Amsterdam that I decided to do a small travel guide for it.