If you are coming from a very conservative family, Netherlands will be quite awkward to visit. Amsterdam would be a city for the very open-minded. Our city tour started by walking from Central station passing through red light district to Church of Saint Nicholas, The Oude Church, National Monument, Madame Tussauds and Royal Amsterdam Palace. After the city tour, we were dropped to our hotel to rest. We were able to explore the city for 3 days after that. And here is the summary of the places we were able to slip in our itinerary:
- Madame Tussauds Wax Museum-as everyone knows there are now museums that present the life size mannequin of our favorite celebrities. Obama, Princess Diana, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are some examples of the celebrities you can find in this museum. You’ll feel like you are on a meet and greet with the most prestigious people, all in one day. Tickets are €15 for adults and €11 for children below 16.
- Body work – if you are interested in human anatomy or a person who works in medicine, you will be interested to find out a simple explanation of how the body works in this museum. An exhibit of thinly sliced real body parts, 2 real dead human in lovemaking position and fetus from week one to near birth are some samples of what you would find here. Tickets are €16 for adults and €10 for children below 16.
- Icebar– opens at 6 in the evening. In the entrance, coats and gloves will be available to prep you with the freezing temperature inside. You will be given 3 tokens, 1 for the bar outside the icebar and 2 tokens which you can use inside the icebar. Entrance fee is €13.50, kids enter for free.
- Volendam – a small town known for their fishing boat. Enjoy the coast view and walk on the harbour with an ice cream or ride a boat trip to Marken.
- Marken -a small peaceful town where you can try out traditional clothes, photograph a traditional marken house and visit the wooden shoe factory.