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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Veteran Amsterdam
Climbing up or down the stairs was the most perilous thing, especially with a backpack and luggage. The shower was in the same little room as the toilet, which made it complicated to wash ourselves. The room was very small and simple, but everything was clean. The good thing is that there are a bunch of good restaurants and bars next door, the flower market is on the next street and the city center and Red Light district are pretty close too.
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... another tour guide and split it into two groups. At the end of the tour you can tip the tour guide whatever amount you feel the tour was worth. The guides are usually very entertaining and knowledgeable. They will give an overview on the cities history, important sights, dining and customs. I like taking these free tours on one of the first days I am in a city as they familiarize you with the ...
... 8211; Paul ventured alone into some of red lid up ones, and also we had some great views on the Canals, the buildings sparkling in the evening light and reflecting in the water.
And what we learned about the red light district was:
- Prostitution was legalised in the Netherlands in 1810
- Brothels were legalised in 2000
- Average rental ...
... guide takes us around all the beautiful city sights and it is a beautiful city. We see museum square, the park where it is illegal to pee but you could probably have sex in(hilarious right?), Anne Frank's house, some churches, theatre festival bump in and just many streets and canals. She gave us a real feel for all the different sections of the city.
Just before we hit the park, we ride by a construction site. Cause Matt and I are the last bikes and there is like 20 ...
... bikes are fished out of the canals each year. Considering the total number of bikes in Amsterdam, it doesn't make much of an impact. While we were on the canal tour, or guide talked about the way Amsterdam was built. Material dredged from the canals was used to create dry land. To support the construction of masonry buildings, tens of thousands of pilings from Germany were sunk into the marsh. Over time, some of the pilings rot and ...
... Needless to say, I won't fly with Royal Dutch Airlines again - what a balls up for those who choose not to travel with a perfectly shaped suitcase. Not surprisingly, as I turned to walk towards security and give a big eff you to the "it's not one bag" guy there was a line of customers behind me with similar non-perfect suitcase shaped bags looking equally as unimpressed. Let's hope my bag actually makes it to Bulgaria or I'll be skiing in jeans and a jumper for ...