im planning a trip to europe for about a week for my spring break the last week in March. given the fact that im a college student and on a budget, i need advice on where to go. i want to go somewhere thats fun for partying as well as sightseeing. since i only have a week, i dont want to go somewhere that requires me to travel around a lot to see a ton cuz i just dont have the time and dont wanna feel rushed, that kind of trip can wait. i was thinking of amsterdam because it seems like a fun place for spring break and it seems like i could have a nice adventure there. anyone have any other suggestions or ideas, or what i should do in amsterdam or surrounding cities? thank you!
I'm sure you'll have an amazing time in Amsterdam. But it's not a cheap city. Try to stay at the youth hostel at vondelpark. I heard it's good. But book in advance.
Annie Frank House is very interesting. Also Van Gogh Museum.
Rent a bike and discover the city.
If you follow Amstel on the right bank (going away from the city center)you'll cross a park and suddenly will be in countryside. Keep going and you'll see a traditional windmill. You can go all the way until you get to a small city called Amstel something, then back though the other side. You can see Ajax stadium far away (maybe you like football).
Take a look at the stores at the Nine Little streets. There are nice restaurantes there too.
I love the falafel sandwiches at Maoz. You can find them in many places, but there's one at Leidsestraat (wich is one of the main roads).
If you are into coffee shops, there's one that was used as location for Ocean's Twelve. It's called De Dampkring.
I'm getting old, so the only partying I did was supperclub. It's expansive and it includes a long (and great) dinner. But not a good idea if you're alone, I think. You can check out the website (http://www.supperclub.nl/). There's an old church wich is now a place for concerts. We almost went there to see a reggae concert, but as I said, I'm getting old. It's close to Leidesplein (right on the side of Mike's Bike, where most people rent their bikes).
Waterloo plein has a nice market you can buy cheap clothes and cool stuff. Right in front of it there's a nice pub on a leaning house. I'm sorry I forgot the name. But just look for a typical channel house out of place and leaning.
If you need to know anything else, maybe I can help you.
If you're on a tight schedule and a budget, I recommend a Contiki tour. I only had two weeks this summer to travel and got to see six countries in the 14 days. A week isn't very long to really enjoy Europe, but you could do the Simply Italy if you want to see Italy. Another option is to pick a city and stay in a hostel for a few days. Avoid London, it's really expensive. I love Paris. If you're careful with your money, you can do any trip pretty cheap as a student. Get an International Student card for some discounts as well. Have a great Spring Break! I'm jealous!