Amsterdam Bars and Zandvoort Beach

In my previous post, I mentioned that I will break down my blog post on Amsterdam into three parts as the trip was quite eventful.Today’s post is dedicated to bars and the beach. I started off with Heineken Experience which is a pretty awesome experience especially if you are an up and coming alcoholic or a full blown alcoholic, anyway am kidding. It’s an experience I would recommend to everyone drinkers or non-drinkers. Its packed with interesting facts about heineken and a family’s drive and ambition to make it an international brand since its inception in 1864. I paid about €12 for the experience which was worth every penny considering the perks on the tour including; two glasses of beer, a 4D-5 minute movie on the heineken production, a tour of the place and amazing infomercials throughout the tour and to top that all off a free canal boat ride plus a gift. Additionally, give demos on the most effective way to consume a heineken beer followed up with reasons why most women don’t like the taste of beer; very insightful.

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The Heineken Brewery
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Entrance to the Brewery

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Sights and Sounds of Amsterdam

I would love to start today’s blogpost with a quote that resonates the real essence in my opinion of Amsterdam. “Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.” John Green, The Fault in our stars.

Well, as many of you know; Amsterdam is a very liberal place; it has legalised prostitution and marijuana and evidence of this is very profound as you walk through the streets of Amsterdam. From the smell of marijuana on the streets from coffee shops; yes coffee shops; Over 200 coffee shops in Amsterdam are licensed to sell pot from different destinations; the strongest joint being the most expensive and vice versa for the cheapest. Remember; to always carry your photo I.D if you wish to indulge.

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One of the 200 coffee shops
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The Canal boats

 

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