A May 2004 trip
to Amsterdam by Laalasa
Quote: We wandered around and what do we find in the church courtyard right next to the sign to Anne frank House? A rainbow-colored, government-run information booth for gays and lesbians. There were also brochures for the Red Light District among others-only in Amsterdam.
Restaurant | "Kantijl en de Tiger"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 8, 2004
Kantjil en de Tijger
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 VS
+31 20 620 09 94
There is one popular spot where nine major bridges line up. After the long walk, it was disappointing to realize that they can actually only be seen clearly from underneath, like from a boat.
Magere Brug, or the skinny bridge, was another let down. The original bridge was so narrow that two people could not pass each other, but it was replaced in 1871 AD. At night it is illuminated with thousands of tiny lights, which is supposed to make it special, but during the day, it's just another drawbridge spanning the Amstel.
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A thousand bridges and more
All over the city
The main street is wider and on either side of a canal, but the side streets are about 5 feet wide with 6-foot windows lined with all types of women (a few men too) in everything from jeans to bikinis.
We checked out Condomerie, a store that sells different types of condoms from all over the world.
We also decided to see what the Sex Museum was all about. The Erotic Museum is on Damrack, so there are actually two museums in Amsterdam devoted to the deed.
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Red Light District
Oz Vootburgwal and Oz Achterburgwal
Currently, it is a restaurant serving typical Dutch food. The special features are the huge chandeliers that hold hundreds of lit candles at night.
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Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 CR
Attraction | "Canal cruises"
Amsterdam Canal Cruises
Attraction | "Westerkerk Church"
If you are claustrophobic or scared of heights, this church tower tour is not for you. Forgetting about being politically correct, it is also not for you if you are too young, too old, too fat, or too tall. We climbed the narrowest, steepest, tiniest stairs I have seen in my life-they were more like a series of rickety ladders. What makes the already narrow tower so much more constricting is the massive and bulky wooden scaffolding built inside to absorb the vibrations from a 7.5-ton bell so that the tower is not damaged.
But a bird’s eye view of Amsterdam, 80m above the ground, with all the churches, canals, and museums was well worth it. There were many old bells of different sizes and materials on the way up and a very unique piano-like organ, which is played by keying different bells to create music.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 5, 2004
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1016 GW
+31 20 624 77 66
It is still inhabited by a single women today and open to visitors from 8am to 11am.
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 373
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 RM
+31 20 623 35 65
Kalverstraat and Damrack
Parallel to Damrack
Attraction | "Puccinis"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2004
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1011 JK
+31 20 626 54 74
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