A night in Amsterdam

23rd Oct 2012
Photo of A night in Amsterdam 1/1 by Kasturi Karuna

We were heavy on our travelling schedule. Though we wanted to spend more time here all we got was a night. Unlike most cities where you would not have much to explore this city never sleeps. The night life warps up by 3:30 early morning and by 5:30 again the business starts as usual. Night life mostly consists of Clubs and Bars. I concept famous for the tourists is Pub Crawl wherein basically one hops from pub to pub with a group. The charges per head is close to 15 Euros(Rs 1000).This includes a pub crawl T shirt and visit to 5 pubs where in you get welcome drink/shot. Additional drinks needs extra payment. At each pub you have a different theme and all you have to do is sing and dance. This can last up to 2 to 3 hours and is a good way to utilize your time. Besides this you might also hop to the Red light area as prostitution is legalized. This is quite different spectacle. Skimpy clad women in their cubicles attempt to entice men. As I read most of these girls hail from poor families in Eastern European countries. However the flesh trade is quiet regulated. The women have full security and have mechanism to hail police if someone tries to cross the line.