Monday, February 1, 2010

Tour Break in Amsterdam

After my last gigs in Germany (Hamburg), I had a two-night break before the next gigs in Belgium.  One major city was perfectly situated for a couple nights off, between Hamburg and Antwerp: Amsterdam.

I stayed at a hostel in Amsterdam, my first one in many weeks, and it was located in the Red Light District, with coffeeshops, headshops, and prostitutes galore.  Its actually not that seedy of a Red Light District, though, except for the streets where prostitutes actually sit in windows and make faces at you, that was pretty damn seedy.

A monument to remember the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam during World War II.

One of Amsterdam's many canals, with a tour boat zipping along.  Some call Amsterdam the "Venice of the North".  I call it not nearly as warm, but at least not sinking.

Some cheap rental homes on the canal.

I really enjoyed the charming, seemingly slapped together homes that line the canals.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you can not be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.............................................