fredag 30. januar 2009

Erik's traveller magazine, part 5

Amsterdam

It was a totally random trip. I was sent to do some work for my company in Dusseldorf, Germany and since it is Monday to Wednesday, I asked my boss if they could book the ticket for me a little earlier (on Friday) so that I can have the weekend in mainland Europe. After some discussion with my colleague, we decided to spend a couple of days in Amsterdam, which is only 2 hours by train from Dusseldorf with the ICE.

Amsterdam is a very nice and flat city with a lot of canals (at least that's the impression I get from looking at the google map). Since the business trip was planned with very short notice, this Amsterdam trip was not really planned that well. The whole idea was to just walk around and visit a few places while enjoying the food.



Of course, the first thing that came to our mind about Amsterdam is its red light district. We found it on the map but we were not really looking for it since we were both married. However, we did manage to stumble upon it at night. I didn't want to get beat up by people so I just took a picture of the general area: (notice the swans at the canal, they were suppose to represent purity and yet they are swimming in the middle of the world famous sex district).



The morning after we went to visit the Heineken brewelry and it was well worth my 15 Euro. Heineken is my favorite beer which makes this visit extra meaningful:







Other than that we have also enjoyed some nice Indonesian food.

We stayed there for about 30 hours, it's definitely a place I would visit again when I have more time on hand.

Other pictures:









11 kommentarer:

kaylee sa...

oh how i miss Amsterdam...! lucky u :-)

(a little reminder: Amsterdam instead of Amsterday in the first paragraph?)

Alvin sa...

Red light district~!! Good Good! you should go and do some girls...wasted the trip :)))

Desertfox sa...

Kaylee, thanks for reminder, already fixed.

卡臣 sa...

有冇take大麻 ?


身體康復嗎?

Desertfox sa...

卡卡,
走的时候才知道有大麻博物馆, 后悔中.....

Desertfox sa...

肋骨还在痛, 但已经开始上班了.

自由行 sa...

架車d藝術字仲勁過香港d"巴士椅背"

不完美紳士 sa...

其實你有D似Tin Tin... :P

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin

eric sa...

有冇去coffee shop take 番一劑?
肋骨好啲未?

逍遙小妹 sa...

這些日子唔好笑得咁大聲,亦都唔好大哭,因為會整到肋骨好痛呢^^

Desertfox sa...

行姐,
 看到藝術遍佈每一角落,當然要拍下來啦。

Gentleman,
Tintin 我小時候有看過,我在挪威的圖書館看漫畫來學挪威語。我的經驗沒有他的豐富啦

Eric,
走的時候才看到大痲博物館,加上同事年輕的時候常吃,他不想吃,我就沒伴。肋骨還有點痛,但已經開始上班了。

逍遙姐,
 哭就不會了,但天天在公司總有讓我笑的事情,實在控製不了。