A M S T E R D A M (part two)

I am hoping that hopping on and off trains and living my life out of a backpack is a good enough excuse as to why to I didn’t post yesterday… (whoooppss!)

Obviously, we wanted to make the most of our time in Amsterdam so we had the wise idea of booking a tour at the Anne Frank House at 08:45 (which I would highly recommend doing, especially in the busy summer months!) however…

I was put in charge of the alarms and anyone who knows me knows I love sleep and alarms are not a friend of mine. This left me happily pressing the snooze button which led to us getting up very late. I read on the tickets that we must be at the gate for 08:45 so we thought it was a fantastic idea to run through cobbled streets with traffic going in every direction… but this is us I am talking about here and things just don’t run that smoothly for us. This run resulted in Sophie falling flat on her face and ripping a giant hole in her favourite travelling trousers but every cloud has a silver lining and we managed to get to the house on time! (Do I hear a hooray?!)


Walking around the house is very sad and it honestly makes you realise how lucky we are to be in an era where we live so freely. Even though she was going through a heartbreaking situation her writing was still so inspirational, with so many positive words and dreams. Her dream was to publish a book after the war about her experience in the secret annexe and inspire people with her words… little does she know that she achieves this every single day.

(Photos were prohibited in the house however I do have this quote below that stuck with me)

“We cannot move forward until we accept our past”

– Otto Frank (Anne Frank’s Father)


Honestly, I was a little bit confused as to what would be inside this museum. It seemed to be very science based however Sophie had done her research and I am so glad she did, this place was amazing…

There were several floors made up of different stages of happiness, science into what makes you happy and how different situations has effects on your muscles (for example, how swinging on a swing gets your happy endorphins going!)

We wondered around soaking up all the fun facts and taking part in all of the activities, had a quick browse around the overpriced gift shop then made a move for some (well deserved) food…

Today’s top tips that we will take forward over the next few weeks:

  • I am not to be put in charge of any important alarms
  • Sophie should not run in sandals

Stay tuned for part three…

PS. This cat probably has no relevance to this post however we met him on day two and I feel like you should meet him too!)



  1. Richard
    August 21, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Hello my dance partner looks like you are having great glad you are enjoying it good luck xxx

    • August 21, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Hello my dance partner! I am having a wonderful time thank you! Hope you are both well… keep dancing! Xxx

  2. Anne
    August 21, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Loving reading these Georgie xxxx

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