people who live in other parts of Holland, shake their heads about
their capital city.
. It is Europe at it's most wild and
liberal with personal freedom, liberal drug laws, the gay center of
the continent, and a red light district with women on display in glass
remember to close your mouth as you walk the city. .
It's easy to walk around with eyes wide open and jaw hanging down.
there is great culture and art in the city too. "Must see"
items include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum...I
was lucky enough to hit the Van Gogh / Gaugin exhibition that had
all of the continent in line. .The next
time I visited it was much less crowded and just as beautiful.
I had trouble
finding the Anne Frank house on my first visit to the city. ..In
fact, I never did find the place. ..Someone
said it was easy if i just looked for the long lines on the sidewalk
outside of the museum...That
was how I found the place too...And,
it was so moving....I
thought I wanted to take my time and slowly take it all in....But,
I couldn't do it. ..There
was too much to take in and it was overwhelming. ..I
is a lot to see in the city. And, it is especially wonderful in the
spring when tulips are in bloom, people line the outdoor cafes, and
boats cruise the many canals.