Woke up around 8:15 a.m. to get ready for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. . . after eating, I went back to my room to begin getting ready for class which was at 10:00 a.m. in the library, we took a tram to the Central Station and the walked the remainder of the way to the library so that class could began on time. . . Our lecture was pretty straight forward as always dealing with Dr. V, you get a good lesson in return. . When class was over, we had an hour to waste until we got ready to explore the city well streets of AMSTERDAM on a FREE TOUR, of course, it was not what I expected but our tour guide Jo made it a lot more interesting and fun along with her New Zealand/Australian/Dutch accent. . .I was amazed the most by some of the buildings standing tall in water where people actually laid their heads down at, there was no road to get through there of course not but I'm pretty sure there was another way around the water of course ha ha. . After coming from the Red Light District, we came across a church which was kind of odd honestly, only because of the location but our tour guide, Jo, stated that this was a place to receive your blessings especially from sinning. . The picture of the red flag with the 3 x's on it symbolized FIRE, FLOOD, & DISEASE, I even noticed that it was displayed in gift shops on t-shirts, mugs, etc. . not knowing the meaning of it until now taught me a whole lot. . . The next picture is the University of Amsterdam which was founded in 1602. . . I loved how the inside of it looked couldn't believe it was that old though but it still looked good though. . . And the last picture you see are stones embedded into the building of a restaurant, basically used as an address for people to know the place better when they came across it not knowing where they were. . .
It was a 3-hour long tour but I enjoyed every bit of it and would advise any other person to take a ride well walk on a FREE TOUR of AMSTERDAM. . .