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Amsterdam

Canals, naked people, more!

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The place where so many stags and stagettes, crazy euro-trips and open-minded hippys begin or end up. As crazy as Amsterdams reputaion is, its not all about the party and sex, and there numerous places where you can go to put to rest your craving for old town feel and lushes, lavish parks. Walking down the lesser known streets of Amsterdam you come accross a lot of those well-known "coffee-shops", yes, but you also get to see a little bit of what the old town (like what Anne Frank describes in her diary) used to look like. Also, if your keen on spotting out all those lovely parks I mentioned check out Vondel Park and I can definitely state you will not be disapointed.
However since you are in Amsterdam, you might as well go and see its more known attractions as they are quite mind-boggling. The red light district at night is a gong show! Stags everywhere oggling the women behind the red (and purple and blue) lights. You can go to the sex kino also and watch live porno shows, I opted out of this one, but hey whatever floats your boat. There are also an abundance of bars and clubs on the main and side roads of the district and I can say that some of them are actually quite fun and not ALL about sex. During the day time check out Anne Franks house, or a canal boat tour which both be worth your time! If you have got some spare time go and lounge by one of the canals or in a retaurant/coffeeshop and people watch. We also visited he sex-museum which was a litle full-on in some areas but quite humerous to see. It was a great trip for me and if your not to scared of high-numbered groups of people, or open nakedness then I am sure you would/will have a great time too!

Posted by Solotravels 13:48 Archived in Netherlands Tagged amsterdam

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