Transportation in Amsterdam

2017-09-14T09:49:19-07:00September 11th, 2011|Netherlands|

Boats are running up and down the canalsall day and all night.  Lots of houseboats, too.We walked for miles over the cobblestones.Check out the "I amsterdam" sign behind us.An amazing 40% of all trips in [...]

Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

2017-09-14T09:49:19-07:00September 10th, 2011|Netherlands|

Anne Frank, born in Germany, spent most of her life in Amsterdam, where she hid with her family from 1940-1942 during Nazi persecution of Jews. The location of her "house" was an unremarkable business exterior. [...]

Miscellaneous Amsterdam

2017-09-14T09:49:19-07:00September 8th, 2011|Netherlands|

OK, here is something disgusting.People in Amsterdam are quite fond offrench fries eaten with mayonnaise.The Red Light District strictly forbidsphotos of legal prostitutes, in bikinisat each doorway, peddling their wares.Anything goes in Amsterdam,these guys were [...]

Drugs in the Netherlands

2017-09-14T09:49:19-07:00September 7th, 2011|Netherlands|

Drug policy is liberal, with "soft" drugs readily available.  Mushrooms?  Hashish?Hemp Chocolate? No problem.Coffee houses all overAmsterdam have menuslike this.  Grow your own with seeds of your choice!Drug use in the Netherlands is LOWERthan the United States. [...]

Amazing Amsterdam

2017-09-14T09:49:19-07:00September 7th, 2011|Netherlands|

Amsterdam's name evolved from the dam on the Amstel river - over 1,000 bridges covering fresh water canals.  Huge locks holdback the North Sea, so Amsterdam isactually a few meters under sea level.Do these make my feet look [...]