Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Amsterdam

I've wanted to go to Amsterdam for ages, so Ben and I booked a little weekend away!

Amsterdam August 2014

Amsterdam August 2014

We were not lucky with the weather...but luckily there were some indoor activities we were interested in. First and foremost, the Van Gogh Museum!

Amsterdam August 2014

Amsterdam August 2014

Amsterdam August 2014

You're not allowed to take pictures but I couldn't resist sneaking a few... Ben and I got advance tickets from a stand near the 'I amsterdam' sign so that we could walk straight in instead of joining the massive queues outside the museum - I recommend! We left the museum to seriously heavy rain again but luckily Shreena had recommended an activity we were very keen to do...

Amsterdam August 2014

The Heineken brewery! I fully recommend this - it was SO much fun! We didn't really pay too much attention about the actual history of Heineken...but we had loads of fun at some of the other bits!

Amsterdam August 2014

Amsterdam August 2014

Amsterdam August 2014

Amsterdam August 2014

This was a virtual reality room where we all were 'brewed' which was weird, but fun none the less.

Amsterdam August 2014

And then we had a beer tasting lesson, which was surprisingly educational, and we got to drink mini beers!

Amsterdam August 2014

And then there was a room where they were showing Heineken adverts on a reel, they really had some good adverts!

Amsterdam August 2014

And then we DJed...

Amsterdam August 2014

And learnt to pour a perfect pint...

Amsterdam August 2014

Which I was obviously awesome at. And then we took our drink tokens and were told we could either have a pint each of Heineken Extra Cold, or two pints each of Heineken regular...

Amsterdam August 2014

We chilled out for a while in the little Heineken bar to enjoy our drinks.

Amsterdam August 2014

Amsterdam August 2014

The next day we enjoyed a walk.

Amsterdam August 2014

And settled down for lunch in a square while a big brass band played.

Amsterdam August 2014

Amsterdam August 2014

And then we took a canal trip which was really good fun.

Amsterdam August 2014

Amsterdam August 2014

And in the evening, because you have to, we went round the red light district, very odd.

Amsterdam August 2014

The next day, after another wander...

Amsterdam August 2014

Ben and I...played glow in the dark mini golf.

Amsterdam August 2014

Strange, yes, amazing though. And here my camera about packed in. Time for a new camera...

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