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... br> After our tour, wandered around Amsterdam for a bit. Amsterdam is a very cool place. It is filled with canals and small rivers. There are more canals in Amsterdam then Venice, Italy.
We also made a stop into the Red Light District to see what it was all about... very interesting place. Can't believe that is real life. Glad it isn't my real life!
We left early the next morning for Geneva, Switzerland!
... tour of the red light district. It certainly is very unique and I hope they don’t catch a cold.
After our final goodbyes from the boat I headed off to my hotel in Amsterdam. Certainly got to watch out for those bikes. They are very possessive of their part of the road.
It was too early to check in to the hotel so left my now rather heavy suitcase at the hotel and did the hop on hop off canal boat. ...
... heading back into the wild to squeeze at least something cultural out of the day. our first stop was lunch at Grand Cafe Mynt at which i had a chicken and onion panini. too delicious. next we headed to Damrak street where we had to battle through throngs of tourists. this area was equal parts tacky tourist gift shops and historical architecture, definitely worth checking out. Unfortunately we were too late to check out any other major museums but the ...
Some notes on our first day in Amsterdam.
The best ever pancakes with bacon and syrup for breakfast in our hotel.
Walked along busy Leidsestraat to the ticket office to purchase 2-day hop-on hop-off bus passes.
Walked beside canals, dodging bicycles, to Albert Kuypstraat where the entire length of the street is taken up with market stalls selling all manner of stuff, cheap clothing, bags, ...
... Although you have to make sure you hang everything up so it is off the floor and does not get wet. I love my shower bag it comes in handy.
I am trying to figure out what I am going to do tomorrow. I am thinking Van Gogh museum. But it is like 14euros and I think I spent way to much money on food today. Hmmmmmm!!! The red light district was so strange. You just do not know where to look. Although you are warned you are not allowed to take pictures otherwise ...