The Monk Amsterdam Apartments
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... CS contact been around, and I had had a chance to see a more 'real' side of the city than 'tourist central'. It looks lovely in the tourist brochures, but, to me, it didn't feel that way to spend time in. It is the only city from this trip that I wouldn't bother returning to. But i am ready to leave it all behind as I have a very cute niece and nephew awaiting me in Yorkshire :) Ok, so it's Santa they are waiting for really, but I'm willing to be sidelined!
... good one. It looked awesome but it was packed. So we went down the road to a pub and got some chips and beer at the next closest pub.
After this we went back to the hostel and watched the movie How to lose your friends and then Alienate people.
It was good. after this we went back to our rooms.
Monday the 8th September 2014. ...
... sink. The other main use is for tourist boats and house boats. The canals are said to be three metres deep –
one metre water, one metre mud and one metre bicycles. There are thousands of bicycles in Amsterdam and they have at least one huge parking building for them. You have to watch
out for cyclists when crossing the road as they have special lanes and they get quite cross with incautious tourists who step onto the bicycle lane when they shouldn’t.
... the road. Because we bought our tickets that morning through the hotel we got to bypass the line. Score! We learned the history of Heineken brewing and did an official beer tasting... Then came the part we were waiting for... The free beers. When you enter they give you a gummy wristband with three removable buttons. Two for a pint of beer and one for a souvenir. We went in line and got our beers.... Happy Dan went up to the bartender and asked if they could do ...
... which is where all Dutch royalty has been married and crowned since time immemorial. A walk down the Damrak towards the Central Station proved difficult with all the people advancing. It is quite daunting, the number of tourists in this s city.....thousands!! Just proves travel is alive and well A side trip down one of the many alleys found us on another canal and the chance visit to one of Amsterdam's oldest museums. It takes the name of "Our Lord in the Attic" ...