A Long Weekend Getaway [Amsterdam and Brussels]

This time last weekend was an adventurous one. As a family, we took a trip to explore the historic, yet hip city of Brussels for a day. In addition, we also spent two days in the bicycle loving city of Amsterdam.

I love visiting other countries, learning about their histories, cultures and any quirky facts that only the people of that country or city might know. For example, did you know that most people of Amsterdam have two or more bikes? One that is used for work and another one used for an everyday purpose!

Visiting these cities also presented me with the opportunity to capture moments with my dad’s Nikon D90 that that were breathtaking. Scroll on ahead and be prepared to be hit by a myriad of incredible gothic style architecture of Brussels and the sea of stunning tulips from the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens.

The weather was really not on our side, but we made the best of what we had and it was great. Indeed, a couple of days were certainly not enough to explore all the nooks and crannies of the cities! This just means one thing – another visit is a must!

The King's House (a.k.a Het Broodhuis)
The King’s House (a.k.a Het Broodhuis)
The Guild Houses (Above: The House of the Dukes of Brabant)
The Guild Houses (Above: The House of the Dukes of Brabant)
St.Hubert Gallery
St.Hubert Gallery
TinTin, Snowy and Captain Haddock
TinTin, Snowy and Captain Haddock
Yummy waffles from The Waffle Factory!
Yummy waffles from The Waffle Factory!
Manneken Pis
Manneken Pis
Such Posers! :)
Such Posers! πŸ™‚
The Atomium Structure
The Atomium
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Cheese galore! Only in Amsterdam!
Cheese galore! Only in Amsterdam!
Cute Clogs!
Cute Clogs!

I hope you enjoyed this post. As always, I look forward to reading your thoughts! Please comment below!

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61 thoughts on “A Long Weekend Getaway [Amsterdam and Brussels]

  1. Tanya April 4, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    Wow! Looks like you had loads of fun and you’ve clicked some really nice pictures. x

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    • withtinu April 4, 2015 / 6:26 pm

      It was really a lot of fun! πŸ˜„ and thank you very much! πŸ˜„

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      • Tanya April 4, 2015 / 6:27 pm

        You’re more than welcome, hon! 😊

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  2. lovesprinkles April 4, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Lovely post pretty tulips and those waffles looked amazing! πŸ˜„

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    • withtinu April 4, 2015 / 7:40 pm

      They are amazing aren’t they? There are more than 800 varieties of tulips! Waffles on the other hand, they were just delicious! πŸ˜„

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  3. Shilpa April 4, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    Wow lovely pictures. Amsterdam is so picturesque πŸ™‚

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  4. sonamnaiducreative April 5, 2015 / 5:28 am

    Wow lovely pictures and really looks like you had an enjoyable time with your family! I can’t believe the people of Amsterdam have more then one bike designated to different aspects of their lives … how cool! Those waffles were probably delicious to another extreme … please do share haha!

    Xo. http://www.sonamnaiducreative.com

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    • withtinu April 5, 2015 / 7:53 am

      Thank you so much! πŸ˜„ it was a lovely weekend indeed! That was my first reaction too! πŸ˜„ Very cool! Haha, yeah, they were literally on another level! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ xx

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    • withtinu April 5, 2015 / 5:01 pm

      Awwh thank you soo much! πŸ˜„ I’m glad I did! That city is pretty amazing πŸ˜„

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  5. swapna_george April 5, 2015 / 10:57 pm

    Mesmerising pictures 😊 πŸ‘Amsterdam is definitely on my list 😍

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  6. withtinu April 6, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Thanks! Your video is great! πŸ˜„

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  7. Mariecrz April 6, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    Amazing pictures!
    What an incredible weekend you had…now I want to add these two to my bucket list of places to visit! πŸ™‚

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    • withtinu April 7, 2015 / 5:45 am

      Thanks! Haha you definitely should add them to your bucket list! πŸ˜„

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  8. Sam April 6, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    I love Amsterdam! It’s my favourite city! If you ever come back and need someone to show you around, let me know! πŸ™‚

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    • withtinu April 7, 2015 / 5:46 am

      Ooh! I might just take you up on that offer the next time I visit! πŸ˜„ thanks!

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  9. Valentina M April 8, 2015 / 10:51 pm

    this is beautiful!

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  10. Jenn April 9, 2015 / 6:19 am

    stunning pictures! I’ve always wanted to see the tulips bloom in the Netherlands! πŸŒ·πŸ’πŸŒ·

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    • withtinu April 10, 2015 / 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much! Really really appreciate it! πŸ˜„

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  11. kaimarquez April 12, 2015 / 4:34 am

    Just came across your blog this morning and I loved your bio. lol. And this post is ❀ ❀ ❀ envvvyyyy! *wishing I can go see those places too!

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    • withtinu April 13, 2015 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you sooo much!😁☺️ Make a bucket list! πŸ˜„

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      • kaimarquez April 14, 2015 / 3:13 am

        Oh definitely! Seeing blogs like yours make my conviction even stronger:D keep postinggg ❀

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  12. Olly April 13, 2015 / 11:45 am

    stunning photos! they have only convinced me further to visit amsterdam in the future (hopefully the near future)

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    • withtinu April 13, 2015 / 3:40 pm

      Awwh! Thank you! I’m glad I convinced you to visit! πŸ˜„It’s a beautiful city!

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  13. aurumeve April 15, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Brussels! It looks beautiful!
    AurumEve.com ~ Global Jewelry

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    • withtinu April 16, 2015 / 4:34 pm

      You really should! πŸ˜„ It’s a beautiful city! πŸ˜„

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  14. lifeswamp April 16, 2015 / 3:41 am

    Really love the pictures you posted! I’ve got to visit Brussels!

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    • withtinu April 16, 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you! You will certainly be in awe when you visit! πŸ˜„

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    • withtinu April 27, 2015 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you so much! The tulips are beyong amazing isn’t it? πŸ™‚

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      • DESH KAY April 29, 2015 / 10:45 am

        My pleasure! And yes, holy moly, I am so jealous. I am not usually a flower person but the flowers may have changed me haha

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    • withtinu April 29, 2015 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you! I use Nikon D90 πŸ˜„

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    • withtinu May 12, 2015 / 6:42 am

      Thank you! I used Nikon D90 πŸ˜„

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  15. Jai May 27, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    Reblogged this on Moonstruck and commented:
    I never found tulips so amazing.. Fallen in love
    # Wishlist

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  16. SamParz June 19, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    Those waffles tho!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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  17. sergei October 6, 2015 / 11:32 pm

    Good article about Amsterdam.

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