Amsterdam Day 2

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Canal in Amsterdam

Today we traveled as the locals do and rented bikes.  I highly suggest doing this at least for a day in Amsterdam, it makes getting around easy and fun and you get to see a lot more of the city on a nice ride.  Our first stop was Rembrants House.  It was about his work as time evolved and how he lived and where he painted/sketched his art work.  We had an audio tour and it was one of my favorite museums.  It got a little boring towards the end but his art work was great.

Then we went over to the Heineken Brewery.  They call it the Heineken experience, and that it was!  If i would have gone to this first and Guinness second I would have been so disapointed in the Guinness brewery.

Heineken Brewery enjoying a free Heineken.
  The tour was great, they had many interactive parts.  For example they had a email post cards and movies you could do and send to friends and family back at home.  Other things they had were a movie through the bottleing plant and the ground moved as it went through, and one of my favorite was these lounging beds with a TV screen above you where you could watch their best commercials. 

We also stopped by a jewelry store where we could see people cutting and polishing diamonds, interesting for me.  The only bad thing about the bikes were it was a bit stressful riding them around rush hour, you have to be very cautious.

We got dinner at McDonalds and on the way I ran into someone I know from back home at school... small world, I had no clue she was traveling.

Then we went to do laundry at a near by store since it had been 2 weeks already!  While we waited we caught up on our journals and post cards.  Ending the night with a little strole around the Red Light District.

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Canal in Amsterdam
Canal in Amsterdam
Heineken Brewery enjoying a free H…
Heineken Brewery enjoying a free …
Lounging in the beds watching funn…
Lounging in the beds watching fun…
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