On the way to Israel , I had an amazing 13 hours in Amsterdam.Can’t believe I was able to skip it for so many years (unintentionally).
Pre-book my train tickets, at https://amsterdam.ticketbar.eu/en/home/, 16 euro round trip to Amsterdam central station , about 20 minutes each way.
upon arrival I headed to the only planned place in Amsterdam , Anna Frank house.I had to purchase the tickets 2 months in advance , a truly must visit !!!.
A tour in the house, with free audio device tells the story of Anna and her family , how they were able to hide for 2 years in the rear part of the house until ….
A canal tour was my next purchase , a 20 Euro bought me all day hop on hop off ,a great way to see the city, but I actually spent most of my day on foot then in the boat so decide for your self if really needed .
Few highlight of my day :
Rijksmuseum area – just fun the spent the time there, if you have more time Van Gogh Museum is right there.
Vondelpark – a great park just to stroll around.
Red Light district – peep show , porn shows ,sex toys store and the highlights is the actual red light windows with very some very good looking girls….
Heineken Experience – great tour in the brewery include 2 drinks
Amsterdam food :
Apparently Heineken beer taste much better in Amsterdam then what we get in the US , cant explain why and even the tour in Heineken brewery couldn’t explain but heard it from several people .
Had to try the famous fries, From Pulp Fiction ;”Jules: “Le Big Mac.” [laughs] What do they call a Whopper?Vincent: I dunno, I didn’t go into Burger King. But, you know what they put on French fries in Holland instead of ketchup?Jules: What?Vincent: Mayonnaise.Jules: God damn!Vincent: I seen them do it, man, they ****ing drown them in that shit.Jules: That’s some ****ed up shit.” . Tried the fries in truffle mayo which was really good .
Famous pancake which you can find all over the city , I tried the bacon apple with syrup , it was amazing !!!
The best and must try is the Herring ,several boots around the city .Try the regular and the smoked ,I was in heaven.
Amsterdam cheese is sold everywhere ,with free tasting.
Coffeeshops ,not coffee shops!!! , try it if you wish 🙂
Fun city , amazing beer , great food , beautiful womens , will be back for sure !!!