Netherlands, Amsterdam Guide (B): My Heineken Experience

My Heineken Experience
Of all the things to see and do with our short time in the wonderfully charming city of Amsterdam we end up at a brewery. Not that there is anything wrong with that and to be honest, it is pretty much on brand with Erin and I. That said, there is a lot of culture in Amsterdam and the Heineken Brewery isn’t on top of that list. Strolling the canals, visiting the Ann Frank House, smelling the tulips, wandering the Van Gough Museum, even taking in the Red Light District should come before this brewery “tour.” Still Erin hadn’t visited the famous brewery before and wanted too, which I get. I am a big believer of making up your on mind on things. So with that in mind know that:

"this isn’t your Heineken Experience, this is my Heineken Experience."

I first visited the Heineken Brewery in 2006 and remember feeling pretty “meh” about the “experience.” At that time I was touring with a friend who had visited the brewery five years or so prior to that. I was told how great the brewery tour was only to arrive to find everything he liked about the place was gone. It was once a proper brewery with a proper brewery tour but around 2001 the brewery side was dropped and the “experience” was added. With that came flashing lights and techno music, somewhat burying the story behind the beer. 8 years later and things are no different.

Not much has changed

Literally. I’m not sure anything has changed since my last visit. The 4D ride may be new or at least ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: My Heineken Experience
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Heineken Brewery  
Author: Shaun Robertson
Read it on author's website: http://www.thislifeintrips.com/my-heineken-experience/

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