World Trip 2006: Day 41 – Amsterdam, Holland

Early in the day I visited the Anne Frank House.  It felt unreal to be there after reading her diary in High School.  The dark days of the Nazi Regime in Europe.

Today both Belinda and I head out to the famous Amsterdam Sex Museum which basically shows pictures and objects from the past of an erotica nature, mostly very good fun.   I can tell you the people in 1890 and 1900 did basically the same things we are doing now and that prior to that Kings and Queens had a lot of objects made especially for them.

I then enjoyed a casual walk around the city, the canals are very good.   Belinda wanted to look in a tattoo place that turned out to be gay (but had women clerks).   The first clue was the naked guys on the DVD covers without any women but only I picked this up.   The Red Light District was still working during the day but not as many girls. A group of us was then going to a local comedy called ‘Boom Chicago’ however a big win by the Amsterdam soccer team Ajax caused it to be cancelled.   I don’t know what they won but the fans were very happy.   We watched a movie at another hostel and when returning to my hostel I saw why riot police were out in force, the place was a mess, imagine if they lost! We were all going to a show in the district but the soccer fans caused this to be postponed.

About Nathan

An Australian World traveler who has been fortunate enough to experience 56 countries so far.
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