Up bright an early to visit Reed Business Information, a division of the Relx Group. Our class had a brief tour of the building after the presentation by Reed's HR Services marketing director and we enjoyed a bird’s eye view of Amsterdam from the top of Millennium Tower.
|Marketing Class at Millennium Tower|
|View from top of Millennium Tower|
Our group rode the tram back to the hostel where we all went our separate ways. I jumped back on the tram and headed toward Amsterdam’s amazing public library near Central Station.
|Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam|
After finishing my business at the library, I decided to walk back from Central Station to my hostel and listen to Rick Steves guide me through an Amsterdam City Tour. I saw some wonderful sights at my leisure, some of which I viewed on Monday’s guided walking tour but the audio tour had a greater emphasis on how to orient oneself in Amsterdam.
I wandered down Damrak and passed the original Stock Exchange, through Dam Square to Kalverstraat until I arrived at Mint Tower and turned to go to the Flower Market where I discovered a beautifully shuttered building near a cheese shop that I found as I reached Koningsplein. This is where I enjoyed the traditional raw herring in the Rotterdam style, cut in cubes with onions and pickles.
|Original Stock Exchange - Beurs|
|National Monument in Dam Square|
|Along the Flower Market|
|Kaaskelder Henri Willig Cheese Shop|
Nearing the hostel I took a slight detour to see the IAMSTERDAM letters near the Rijksmuseum, which I hope to visit on Friday or Saturday.