"The Netherlands....a great little country" Netherlands by 850prc

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Amsterdam, a great place for a brew

Sure, most folks think of art, diamonds and even wooden shoes and delft china when they think of Amsterdam. But, this tidy city is also a great place for us true beer lovers. Like their neighbors in Belgium and Germany, the Dutch appreciate a good glass of hops with almost any city activity.

Here I am, looking very much younger than today (it WAS 22 years ago) enjoying a beer near the Von Moppes Diamond showroom in Amsterdam.

Proof that not everyone ages...

One comment that I receive over and over regarding the photo of me above is how much younger I looked them. It WAS 22 years ago.

Part of my frustration is that my wife doesn't age anywhere near as much as I do. She's like Dorian Gray. Anyway, in fairness, I post a photo of Bonnie, taken in Amsterdam back in October of 1983.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Clean, efficient and quite friendly.
  • Cons:I just didn't spend enough time to become a "Dutch Master"
  • In a nutshell:Another great stop in Europe
  • Last visit to Netherlands: Oct 1983
  • Intro Updated Apr 23, 2005
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  • Jerelis's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2012 at 6:44 AM

    I always love to read stories of travellers who visit my country. Job well done with the nice pictures and good tips. Thanx for sharing.

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    right this is the country I am living :) A canal tour through Amsterdam still is my favorite when I am there

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    You still look young and dashing!Your tip "Shop at the candy store not the carot store" is invaluable.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2006 at 1:18 PM

    Pete, thanks for the birthday wishes last week! When I checked into this page I did not realize that it took place several birthdays ago for you! Ah, those were the good old days - well done, especially with that chocolate tip!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2006 at 3:05 PM

    Nice historical page. I haven't been to the Netherlands for a long time either, but I'll be going there (well, to Amsterdam) for a few days in May. Really looking forward to it.

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2005 at 6:16 PM

    Thanks for checking my Cancun page, Pete. You know I was to visit Amsterdam in 2006, but that won't happen anymore unfortunately. However, I had learned alot from your tips, thank you!

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2004 at 6:00 PM

    Great pic, Pete! You do look like you are enjoying your beer. I wonder if I'd like Amsterdam beer? Oh, probably not...I tried Montenegrin beer last week, and to me, if you've had one beer, you've had them all.

  • TravelCool's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2004 at 7:48 PM

    Unfortunately, I don't really know much about city activities because I'm usually left out of them.

  • Alphons's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2004 at 2:07 AM

    i hope that you will visit my homecountry again, i have a lot of dutch pages and hope that you will take a look, greetings alphons

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2004 at 11:58 PM

    Just hop over the border to Belgium and be welcomed in the real beercountry. About 260 different brands and kinds of beer.


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