Considering that bicycling and boating are popular modes of transportation in Amsterdam, the only time we were on the water, was on our fifteen minute The Heineken Experience canal shuttle ride. We also never got on a bike. Although bikes are everywhere in Amsterdam, the idea of trying to navigate through busy streets was terrified me. I stuck to walking and taxis.
The Heineken Experience canal trip was a pleasure. The weather was warm and the sun was still shining. It was truly a magical early evening. Here are some pictures that we took from the boat.
Naturally, The Heineken Experience had another reason for the shuttle...they led us right to their outlet store. Didn't buy enough souvenirs at full price? No problem. Here's a second chance and a bargain.
They sweetened the deal with free Heineken glasses, just like the ones that the samples came in at The Heineken Experience. We did a cursory walk around the store, but having already purchased a few knick-knacks at the main store, we had enough. We were "Heinekened-out".
We walked through Rembrant Square and saw an amazing group of statues dedicated to the artist.
Amazing art and architecture. Amsterdam is such a beautiful city.
We ended our epic sight-seeing day with a latte at Blue, a cafe on the top floor of a shopping center, with panoramic views of the city. To reach Blue, we had to ride in a glass elevator. Truthfully, I think the elevator is what sold us on eating at Blue.
Right outside of our hotel, we saw this cute car.
I was exhausted from a epic day of sightseeing and this was only the first day. Coming up- Amsterdam Food Tour, The Tulip Museum, Anne Frank's house and so much more...