Friday, June 27, 2014

Things we are not going to do in Amsterdam

I have already alluded to our avoidance of Art per se on this trip. It is impossible to avoid in the course of our general touring around. Museums and grand houses have a lot of it, and we are happy to look at it and appreciate it en passant. It's just that it is so easy to overdose, as we have certainly done in the past.


There are other things we are Not Going To Do, kind of a reverse bucket list. In Dublin we did not go to the Guinness brewery, nor Jameson's Whiskey distillery. In Amsterdam we are not going to visit the Heineken brewery, nor the Bols gin experience.

Madame Tussaud's is out, along with the Torture Museum, the Amsterdam Dungeon, and the Sex Museum.


Some of these attractions, such as the Dungeon and Madame Tussaud's, have long lines outside them every day. But they are not for us. Our line this trip is more the quirky and historical museums. And of course, the magical roller coaster ride.



  1. Every thing she says is true.

  2. One we loved was the Dutch Resistance Museum, documenting resistance to the Nazis in WWII.