Alas I have run out of pictures to share from the Netherlands so this will be my last post until I venture abroad again; hopefully in the near future. I will be continuing to post on my other blog http://geowoodward.wordpress.com/ which has photos from my adventures in California. I’ll leave you with a few of my favorites from the Netherlands.
One of my favorite ventures was to the ‘Heineken Experience’, not just because 3 beers were included with the admission price, and there was a horse that shared my name, but because it was a great place to people watch and I got to personalize an actual bottle of Heineken. The end of the factory tour is set up like a club, disco lights, loud music and table games so people are behaving as if they’re in a club. One guy in particular caught my attention because he was having his wife circulate around the room collecting all the unfinished beers and pouring them into his glass. Yep, he was getting hammered. I happened to be leaving the factory at the same time they were and they were trying to collect their free gift, which could only be collected by visiting the factory store in a different part of town. Heineken provides a boat from the factory to the store but the last boat of the day had just left; Mr. Hammered had difficulty understanding this, I felt bad for the employee that had to try and help him understand.