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Just because it is winter, does not mean that the world cannot be a hot and sultry experience. We are taking you to a city which chills to sub zeroes during winters but the heat and seduction never leave here! We are talking about the most liberal city in the world- Amsterdam! A place where sex is worshipped, hash browns are on the menu and travelers are always thronging the scene.
It may happen that mountains, oceans and of course history fails to fascinate people with its charm and vibrancy. But Sex is something else! It can engulf a person innumerable times by its beauty and stirred by desire. Imagine a place where sex has got no barriers, it is considered divine. You may have traveled all over the world and witnessed some finest glorification of art, culture, and nature but if you haven’t been to Amsterdam then you have missed out on something big! Here, you will witness a different image of a city bathed in pleasure and let us put it straight, everything about Amsterdam is classy. Amsterdam has a beautiful nightlife where people wait for the night to fall and fun, excitement and thrill to begin.
Ice bar Xtracold....chill over drinks (literally)
Love for drinks assumes a whole new meaning at Bar Xtracold! You definitely do not want to miss the opportunity to visit the ‘coolest’ bar in Amsterdam. Yes! you guessed it right, everything in this bar is made of ice that includes the walls, furniture and even the glasses which you will take vodka shots from. Once you step inside the bar, you will be awed by the astounding 60 tonnes of natural ice. You can also try a unique 3D ride experience over icebergs. And don’t get worried about freezing to death as you will be provided thermal coats and gloves for keeping you warm. Also if you are not ready for such a cool experience, you can sit and enjoy the music in the lounge area while chugging a large Heineken.
Amsterdam Red light district walk
This very famous area of Amsterdam is a must-do. You will find scantily-dressed "ladies" making a pass at you, loud bars, strip shows, haze-filled coffee shops and of course mind-blowing museums. A popular destination for hen parties, don’t be surprised to see girls dressed as bunnies in this place. The Red Light Secrets, the world’s only museum dedicated to world's oldest profession- Prostitution, is located in the heart of this area gives you a rare chance to get an insight into the lives of sex workers. While you are wandering around the area, always treat the sex workers with respect. Also remember that there’s more to Amsterdam Red Light District than its lechery. It is the classiest sex district you will come across anywhere in the world and many people who have visited here say that it is actually not awkward!
Venustemple Sex Museum
Venustempel Sex Museum proves that even museums can be fun. Located in the center of Amsterdam, the world’s first sex museum is housed in a 17-thcentury building. Don’t let your hormones get the best of you while you see its extensive collection of erotic paintings, wax statues, recordings, photographs, and other stuff relating to sex and eroticism. Besides, from this, a walk around the museum will enlighten you about how sex was regarded before and it has evolved since ages.
Looking for a place where you can drink like a fish while listening to good music? Then Air Club is the perfect place for you! Air Club the most famous international club in the city is for the adults to experience the magic of a different world. Just when you realize that your tour is getting a bit heavy and it’s time to loosen down then a visit to this place will enchant you and help you unwind. The exceptional audio-visual facilities and funky colorful decor of this club will ensure you a good time. It is also a great place to meet new people!
Hard Rock Café Amsterdam
When the talk is about this particular place then surely nothing else matters. If one is a genuine admirer of rock and roll then Hard Rock Café is the perfect destination to visit and spend time with the legends like Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stone, Kurt Cobain and if you are lucky then it might be a live music night. Along with soulful music, the café offers a waterside restaurant with a cocktail bar adjacent to it. The interior of the café is quite alluring with great sound and big screens. You can also visit the small memorabilia to see authentic items such as John Lennon’s cigarette box, Run D.M.C.’s iconic hat, acoustic guitar that was used by Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen's trademark Kramer guitar and many more! The happy Hour at Hard Rock café is pretty interesting. It takes place on Fridays and Saturdays from 22:00 to midnight. At this moment people can pick up two cocktails from the bar for the price of one.
Starting its journey 40 years ago, Paradiso has become a hub of cultural extravaganza. An open platform for musicians and artists to showcase their talents, this building offers an unforgettable experience to art, culture and music enthusiasts. It has two concert halls where you can listen to well renowned musicians from every genre; the bigger hall can hold up to 1500 people while the smaller one has a capacity of 250. Apart from this, Paradiso also features a dance club and cultural center. If you are lucky, you can even get access to some of the extremely hyped-up parties like Oud Hollands Acid Feest, Lovedance, Manifesto and the Gouden Kabouter Awards that take place a couple of times a year.
Don’t miss out on the two- hour canal cruise through Amsterdam’s famous canal district. Apart from enjoying the scenic beauty, you will also get to devour a yummy platter of Dutch cheese and nuts and sip on some of the finest wines. Enjoy the picturesque sights and soak up the evening atmosphere as you glide through the heart of the city towards the Red Light District, arguably the city’s most sparkling neighborhood, where historical bridges and red-lit windows lights the water beautifully. The Golden Bend, a key sight on your route is a stretch of elaborate mansions. Listen to the insightful live commentary of the on-board guide about the area as you pass.
One of Amsterdam’s liveliest center squares, the bustling Leiden Square is located to the South of the city’s canal ring and opposite the well-known Vondelpark. Starting from street entertainers, free- style jazz performers to cafes, restaurants, and shops, this place will surely keep you entertained. During the evening this place is at its liveliest best with its notorious brown cafés, Irish pubs and music venues. The flickering neon lights and loud music coming from the clubs gives this place a very festive look at night.
Prix d'Ami coffee shop
Prix d'Ami coffee shop is the right place for all the coffeephiles out there. As the world’s biggest coffee shop, it boasts a sitting capacity of over 500 people. Spend some quality time with your friends in this bubbling yet relaxed place while indulging in the rich aroma of the best-made coffee. There are pool tables, cozy ambience and frankly, the place looks more like a pub than a café’. Over 36 flat screens all over the property have live football games on and the food menu is pretty indulgent and extensive. And their speciality apart from Coffee is- “Smoke”. Yep! they supply a wide range of smoking options. One more thing- it is a strictly above 18 years place!
Who on earth would choose to not visit this place in Amsterdam? Heinekenis mecca of all the beer lovers. This brewery is the corporate visit center for the internationally distributed Heineken beer. One can go around the entire place and witness the process of manufacturing, processing and packaging that gets you that world famous jug of frothing delight! Take a free tasting session to satisfy your beer thirst. Make your trip more fun by going on a virtual ride on an old brewery dray-wagon, pulled by Shire horses. Yep, tripping on a few beers that is!
Re-define life is not just an expression in pen and paper but is an absolute truth in the city of some uncountable worldly pleasures.
How to Reach Amsterdam
By Air: 15 Kilometers (3 miles) from Amsterdam, Schipol International Airport is air gateway into Amsterdam which is well connected by flights from major countries around the world. You can take a train from the airport to Amsterdam city.
By Road: An efficient international bus service runs into Amsterdam from cities like London, Brussels and Paris. The routes are scenic and if you have time on hand, probably the best way of commuting is to hire a car .
By Train: High-speed train network connects Amsterdam to other European countries. Depending on your origin, you can pick Thalys, Eurostar, ICE International or City nightline/Euronight.
Where to Stay in Amsterdam
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