Bruce the Wandering Whale in Amsterdam continued…

I can thoroughly recommend the hop on/hop off canal cruises – only 20 odd Euros, lots of commentary, history and interesting sights.

We got off the cruise at the Heineken Brewery (about 500m from the entrance) and met my niece who, although she has lived here for six years, had never done “The Heineken Experience”. Costing about 16 Euros, you get a self-guided tour and two drinks at the end. There is an interactive ride (where we get brewed – taken through the process as if you are the product) which although a bit corny, is lots of fun. At the end we had a few of the freebies – it tastes so much nicer here than it does in NZ. Dominion Breweries wreck it when they brew it locally!

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

You have probably seen the pic of Bruce, who had a few at the Heineken Brewery and got a bit silly, but here are the pics again

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery PHOTO-supplied Whaleoil

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery PHOTO-supplied Whaleoil

Bruce enjoying a beer at the Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

Bruce enjoying a beer at the Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery after having one too many beers PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

Bruce at the Heineken Brewery after having one too many beers PHOTO supplied Whaleoil

And of course, no visit to Amsterdam is complete without a visit to the Red Light District. Bruce tried to do a little souvenir shopping, but my daughter held him back…

PHOTO-supplied Whaleoil

PHOTO-supplied Whaleoil

Surrounding streets

PHOTO-supplied Whaleoil

PHOTO-supplied Whaleoil

PHOTO-supplied Whaleoil

PHOTO-supplied Whaleoil

And this is the alleyway where the naughty ladies stand in glass booths advertising their wares:

PHOTO-Supplied Whaleoil

PHOTO-Supplied Whaleoil

(Partaking of illicit substances is also a popular part of the Amsterdam Experience, however reality is challenge enough for me and I prefer beer anyway, so I didn’t bother…)

Next stop London…


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