Trip Start Jun 06, 2009
48Trip End Aug 31, 2009
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About Amsterdam: I didn't really know what to expect of the city because to tell you the truth, I really didn't think too much into it. I know that people smoke a lot of pot and can buy sex legally. And those things are very true but there is a lot more to the city than just that. Marijuana is actually ILLEGAL here but the city/cops turn a blind eye to it because they think it is a health problem vice a criminal one. You walk past "coffee shops" and you will smell weed
Update: I went to the Heineken beer factory/museum yesterday and it was decent. Then I went to the Van Gogh museum which was really awesome. It was really neat to see all the art you've seen as a kid in person. Before I went to the museum I was wondering what made him so great. Seeing his work made me really appreciate his art. Next I went to the somewhat Rembrandt museum and wasn't very impressed. Being that I'm not very good in the arts, I wasn't sure what to expect. There wasn't too much art of his and it was all religious work and dudes in armor. With his famous work called "Night Watch" which ceased to make an impression on me. Oh well!
Bottom line: Easy for US Tourist: Very
Fun Factor: High
Security: I felt safe walking around late at night.
THUMBS UP! Amsterdam is pretty cool but time to move on.