Netherlands

Amsterdam

Posted by on Dec 11, 2011 in Europe, Netherlands, Travel | 0 comments

Amsterdam

A city like no other, within the first hour of walking the streets of Amsterdam we had seen (and smelt) several ‘coffee shops’ (marijuana houses) and witnessed and a near death bicycle accident.  You have to be on high alert of the speeding bikes, which silently creep up on you and seem to only ring their bell when directly behind you.  We decided the best thing to do was hire our own bikes and join in!  It actually is quite a fast and practical way to get around. Approximately 20,000 bikes are pulled from the 165 canals of Amsterdam every year.  They end up there from thieves disposing of...

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