TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Keizersgracht Amsterdam
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... Sunday, our last full day in Amsterdam we had our canal tour, our cheese tasting, and also wanted to visit the Van Gogh Museum. We were able to catch the canal tour just a few blocks up from the hostel and then take it most of the way to the cheese tasting which was perfect. Travel blogs tell you that a Canal Tour is a must in Amsterdam, and boy are they right. Even in the rain (the boat's enclosed) it was so enjoyable to slowly float along the water and sight-see from ...
... real working ones.
1 was a painting one and the other one was spices.
There was a cheese factory. I tried some cheese.
We left the cheese one and saw some goats.
1 of them was aggressive. It head-butted the other one.
We also went to a clog factory. I got to stand in a clog bigger then me.
There was like 2000 clogs. They made clogs as tool shelf's.
We went ...
... cocktail and 2 beers and a pair of Heineken gloves. The beers came in glasses made of ice, so they kind of turned into a beer slushie. Yum!!
On our walk home we went via the red light district. Surprisingly it isn't as creepy as everyone describes...except for all the naked women pressing up against the windows! Either way it was an experience haha.
The next morning we met Sam in the line for Anne Frank House. The line was huge!!!! It went all the way down the street ...
Travel requires such an interesting balancing act. As a foreigner you are told to walk confidently, look ahead like you have a purpose and destination in mind. Do not show that you are (completely) out of your element or you are sure to be taken for a ride.
But, as a foreigner, you are doing your best to exude this air of control all the while trying to read signs in a different language, check for moving vehicles that ...
... and sour pork, stir fried veges and ice cream. Luckily it just all came out on big self serve dishes because Simon was starving and I wasn't hungry at all! After dinner our optional cruise left from right outside the restaurant and we pottered along the waterways for an hour and a half, during which time we had unlimited free alcohol. Everyone had a really lovely time and the people running ...