If you spend seven months in Europe, you may become sick of museums. This is certainly the case for me and DJB, so we save museums for rainy / cold days. We only hit up a few museums in Amsterdam, although there are a lot more worth seeing!
As most people know, Heineken originated in Amsterdam. Naturally, you can go to the Heineken brewery, which is called the "Heineken Experience". Ii is pricey (16$ euros each), but it's a lot of fun. You also get 3 beers with your entrance, so that almost makes it worth while.
Amsterdam also has a popular wax museum, but at 20 euros, it's REALLY overpriced for what it is. Oh well, it makes for some good pictures!
I felt like I was in this commercial :)
The Dutch are serious about their cheese! Maybe even more than the French. Everyone has heard of Gouda, but Gouda isn't exactly a type of cheese, it's more of a way of producing cheese. The Dutch didn't protect the name, so essentially anyone can call cheese Gouda if they want. Why do I know all of this? Because we went to Cheese School!
And I passed!
Another "must see" in Amsterdam is the Anne Frank House. For obvious reasons you can't take pictures inside. If it wasn't for the constant massive line-up of people outside, we may have missed it ourselves as it looks like a regular building. Don't be fooled by appearances though. The museum is simple but very moving. I recommend this to everyone if they are in the city. I also recommend reading the book before you go.
Dutch food is kind of like Polish food. Not the fanciest of cuisines, but it's very good! Nothing highlights this more than the little windows that sell deep fried items.
You put your money in, the window pops open and you grab your tasty little snack. We are guilty of making use of this wonderful invention a couple of times during our trip!
Oh, and as I already mentioned, we went to the Beyoncé show! Tickets were selling for over $200 euros but we purchased them for face value an hour before the show.
I also got to meet Beyoncé :)
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed Amsterdam week!