Finally on day 3 my roomate and I were barely able to drag ourselves out of the bed to grab some breakfast in the hotel. It was striking 10 and we had to make it to the breakfast before it closes down or remain hungry till we reached the city centre. After the breakfast we went back to the room and chit chatted till we realized it was 1pm and again had to drag ourselves out of the cozy bed. Utter sluggishness! The feeling was mixed as we din’t want this incredible trip to get over yet wanted to make the most of it.
We decided to walk through the gorgeous neighborhood of Bussum towards to train station and we kept clicking all the way. Again, wanting to make the most of it.
The Amsterdam Dungeon
The Amsterdam Dungeon attempts to show history through an interactive adventure. My friends and loved ones around me know that I DON’T get thrills out of watching horror movies and acts. I was quite terrified of going to the Dungeon in Amsterdam and I was totally dreading it. But, you know how it feels when you have been thrown into deep waters and you are expected to learn to swim after that?? Hell yeah!! My friends were extremely keen on watching the thriller act at the Dungeon and after a lot convincing from them I had to give in. Things you have to do for friends!
Live actors, shows and special effects simulate the historical dark and bleak times. As we stepped inside the Dungeon the first thing we were told was to “Trust Nobody” and as we walked further into it, we were separated into two different lifts and I was the most horrified of them all as I din’t have the courage to walk in alone. I caressed into my friend’s arms as we walked through the different chambers and I was trying through out the acts, so that I don’t get picked on to inact! Omg… jitters down my spine! The theatrical acts were magnificently portrayed featuring gruesome history and was an insight to the tortures and brutality that took place in the 18th century.
In the end, the experience was brilliant, and I thanked my friends later and it is a must visit to get some dose of thrills. 😀
I did not manage to take any pictures inside as it is prohibited.
We obviously wanted to visit quite a few museums in Amsterdam and the 1st one the list being Anne Frank’s. It was quite unfortunate that we couldn’t as the queues were never ending and we din’t have a prior booking with us. We decided to leave the museums and the Heineken Beer Factory for our next visit to Amsterdam. Like they say, leave something to visit for the next time.
La Piccola Trattoria da Tonino
This Italian cafe/restaurant dates back to the early 1900’s and was overbooked. We were lucky to get some space after waiting for 5 mins or so. The interiors of the cafe were rustic, dusty with a vintage chandelier in the middle stealing the charm and guests enjoying a glass of house wine over sunset.
The views of the streets were stunning and we enjoyed doing some people watching while we waited for our food. This was an authentic Italian cafe that served every Italian delicacy that we could think of and we were definitely spoilt for choice. What is better than enjoying some Pizza, Bruschetta, Tortellini, Lasagna and some Risotto to end our day with?? NO, NO. don’t get me wrong it wasn’t me who had it all we were on an eating spree and we all shared the pizza and bruschetta.
Until next time…. Will miss you Amsterdam!!
(from the L – Tehzeeb, Amar, Heena and me)