Needless to say, after a good (long) sleep, we were up bright and early...and raring to go! So we were out walking the streets of Amsterdam at 7:30 a.m. looking for a some place to have breakfast.
The streets are very quiet this early on a Monday morning...
After walking for over an hour, taking in the unique streets of Amsterdam, we found a spot for breakfast along one of these cool narrow streets...Omelegg-City Centre...and the funny thing is that it is the place that I had read about as having great breakfasts.
After warming up with a cup of coffee (no refills) and a delicious breakfast, we were back out walking. This time we were headed back to the Hop On Hop Off Canal Boat.
We had purchased our museum tickets on the canal boat, so when we got inside the building, we went right to the entrance. Now....this place is absolutely Ginormous! And you are allowed to take pictures (no flash)...so, just a warning...Steve took lots of pictures! (surprise)
We started by splurging on audio headsets...many displays have a number, so you just enter that number and it tells you about it.
Lots of schools kids today...
The Heineken Experience!
Born in Amsterdam, raised by the world! Especially for Heineken fans like yourself, our first built brewery in Amsterdam has been transformed into a sensational interactive tour through the dynamic world of Heineken.
The Heineken Experience is a self guided tour of approximately 1.5 hours. You can go in any time during opening hours and our staff will tell you all about the beer along the way!
Then...after a few more displays, we get to claim our two free beer (each)...
That's some pretty tight parking!
Anne Frank House which had a large lineup waiting to get in.
Eye Film Institute is a cool looking building!
This morning on our way to catch the boat, we passed a little pub that looked really cool, so we decided we would go there for dinner. After getting off the boat, we found our way back to Molly Malone's Irish Pub. We were disappointed that there wasn't any Irish music playing so Steve asked our waiter...the owner why. Apparently the clientele doesn't like it. What! He did say that he would have his staff put some on but it never happened. :-(
After dinner, we managed to find "The Red Light District" on our walk home. Steve was very disappointed...at the start we saw a couple of scantily clad ladies dancing together and that was it! Other than that lots of empty darkened windows, sex shops, clubs, and even a Museum of Prostitution. We were expecting a dungy old alley but it was along a canal and quite beautiful all lit up at night.
The Weigh House I think...