Alp Hotel Amsterdam
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... we arrived and the streets were jammed with onlookers. Our walk began at the Old Church, the medieval city's original church and still operates. Surrounding the church is the most concentrated area of prostitution. Buildings that house the prostitutes ring the church and are marked by the red fluorescent light over the door.
If the curtains are drawn, the prostitute is either busy or not at work. Those who are available stand inside a glass door skimpily clad. ...
... of the guys on our tour (albeit 6ft 8) couldn’t stand up inside! It rained again this night but having the glass roof and on the water was quite nice. Sad to say our last goodbyes in Amsterdam, it’s funny how close you become to people when you are around them day in day out for 3 weeks. In the end we loved Topdeck and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to travel Europe on a budget and get a taste of where they would like to go back to! N & B ...
... Brown Café’s”. These are traditional Dutch pubs given the name brown café because of the wooden floors and walls that have been stained brown thanks to all of the nicotine from centuries of smoking (non-smoking now which was nice). Most of these cafes can claim to have been in business since the 1700’s and it was very neat to have a quick beer in Café Hoppe while we were walking around that night.
Following a bit more searching we ...
... leeks as well! And a very interesting side...RHUBARB! Now I love rhubarb so I ordered it. The best way to describe it would be...strawberry rhubarb pie filling with raisins instead of strawberries. The weirdest thing. Don't order it if given the chance.
Tomorrow we have a driving tour of the area and them a trip through one of the museums...and hopefully some good food!
... a pool hall for a few games. We made a new friend- the drum technician for the Eagles (yes I made plenty of references to the Big Lebowski and he somehow managed to tolerate me). The three of us hung out for the next couple hours, buying rounds of drinks, talking and laughing and even a bit of dancing. Bid farewell and only made it to bed very, very late (Early rather... it was very early. The sun was coming ...