Sunday 7 May 2006
Highlights: Half day bike ride Amsterdam
I started the day with a bike tour of the city and surrounding areas. Our guide was Shawn who promised us 3 lies during the trips (and delivered!). The ride went for about half a day and covered 26 kms (from memory). It was a very easy to ride in Amsterdam as there is no hills. Highlights of the bike ride included stopping near the Red Light District, stopping at a windmill with a statue of Rembrandt, we then moved onto a cheese and clog making farm.
I learnt a lot about Amsterdam, including how they stayed out of World War 1 and originally this was a very religious place! Catching up with Belinda and our new friends from Canberra Rob and Jo we had dinner and headed up to the Red Light District. It is very hard to describe. There were numerous tourists walking around looking at the ‘working girls’ behind glass windows.
Never take your camera out in this area, the working girls will beat you up, a tourist got in a lot of trouble in front of me.