If you're ever in Amsterdam ...

Last week, I went to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Amsterdam is the city of the 'MODERN HIPPIE', they've legalised "SEX & DRUGS". They ride bicycles every where through out the city!


Here are my top 3 places I suggest you visit:

The museum is dedicated to arts, crafts, and history. It has a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age and a substantial collection of Asian art. The paintings collection includes works by artists Jacob van Ruysdael, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt and Rembrandt's pupils.


My favorite paintings:
The Kitchen Maid by Johannes Vermeer

Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters by Hendrick Averkamp

The Night Watch by Rembrandt


Heineken Experience

The Heineken Experience is located at one of the most impressive industrial heritage sites of the Netherlands: the original Heineken brewery in Amsterdam. Its buildings span two centuries, the main parts dating from 1867 (the original building) and 1930 (a working brewery until 1988). In this unique environment, you'll experience Heineken's rich history and the tradition and craft of brewing. And the extraordinary story of the people behind this remarkable company, now the most international of its kind in the world. Travel back in time to meet the founders of the company. Explore the giant malt silos and brewhouse and find out the secrets of the world's greatest pilsner beer. Send live messages, (either video or email) to friends and families across the globe in the two bars. Take a look at five decades of pioneering advertising. Try your skill at steering a wagon pulled by a team of our famous Shire horses. Lots of interactive fun! Also you get tokens for free beer!


Stone's Cafe, in the Red Light District
Set up in 1994, by two Dutchmen and 3 Englishmen, the Stone's Cafe (located in the infamous Red Light District); represents the coming together of the best of both worlds. With a strong emphasis on the international appeal of GOOD MUSIC and beer, served by friendly staff in cosy surroundings, you will feel at home no matter where you are from. Over the last 10 years they have gone from being a lively bar in the red-light area to a small institution and meeting place, with many making the Stone's Cafe; their home base for the weekend. They allow the consumption of cannabis in their bar, you order from a menu!

"At night the Stone's really comes alive. We close the doors, turn the lights down a little, turn up the music, push the pool table to one side and put the bar into top party mode until late. As we are the only Cafe; in the Red-Light District open till 3am, we are ideal for everyone who likes to party late into the night! Our well trained bar staff know how to get a party going, playing all the great music from the past, present and future. We have a wide spectrum of great music, from rock to pop, 70s/80s/90s music, the latest electro minimal house, country & western, rap, hip hop, you name it we play it. This leads all kinds of fun and dancing on the bar!"









Red Light District
This area is famous for its window prostitution, which is legal in Holland. The windows are illuminated by red lights, hence the name. Though you might suspect otherwise this section of town isn't really that seedy, and it's a very common sight to see a busload of tourists take an organized tour of the district. Besides the windows the area sports various 'erotic' bars and theaters.
NO PICTURES ALLOWED!

This was also my daughter's first long trip at six months old.
Check her flying video in Airports, Planes & Baby

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