Mercure Hotel Den Haag Central
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... didn't bode well for a day outside at a music festival, luckily by the time we got to Utrecht it was already starting to clear up and the afternoon turned out to be fine, warm and clear.
The only reason we headed to the festival was that we heard that the Jezabels (one of our favourite bands from back home) were playing and it seemed like a good excuse to see somewhere new and different. However, the festival was, by far, the best music festival ...
John, Tieneke, Gary and I took the Metro to The Haig. We had a great day wandering through the city streets. Went to the Dutch Parliament House, the Royal Palace and the Peace Palace where there was a peace rally as it is the 9/11 anniversary today. It is a beautiful city with a mix of ultra modern and very old buildings. The IPad was accidentally on video when we meant to be taking photos - obviously not very tech savvy ...
I think I've now hit my culture shock in Amsterdam! It's so crazy that thing that aren't allowed in Australia, or are frowned upon, are legal in Amsterdam and everyone is keen for a go! We started our Amsterdam adventure by going to a live sex show which was really really strange. You really didn't know where to look! I can honestly say I'm glad I went because let's face it, I am ...
... me not want to be there. All because I asked for tap water! Awful! Anyway, we then went to find the free art gallery which is down on tour guides as a must see. - we have seen so many now I feel quite cultured. We didn't bother reading the map, however, and managed to go straight past it and to the flower market which is beautiful! Full of lovely looking flowers! I remembered I had been there before and totally forgotten! The day before, Dad had text and told me ...
As we were budgeting we went to the supermarket & got food to make at the apartment home ending up to be about $1 a meal, we took sandwiches out with us for the day. Eating out was expensive but there are still cheaper fast food options!
Water: $3 for 1.5 litres (BIG difference from Asia!)
Alcohol: $2.50 - $4 beer (we found a few happy hours )