Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Heineken and Picasso

Today was another good day. I started off having a beautiful Brie and pear sandwich at a local pub.

Then, I headed over to Heineken for the factory tour. I learned more about beer brewing and most of all, that Heineken is a marketing beast. I was incredibly impressed with all of their advertising. They also had a beer pouring school where I learned why a beer with foam on top is good. I was the only person in my group who had a perfect pour on the first try. The teacher was so happy that she raised my glass up for everyone to see and asked if I was an experienced pourer. Clearly my lesson at Guinness paid off. I'm definitely ready for BBQ Fest now!

After the tour, I went to a grocery store where I found a few other items. I'm hoping to mail them back tomorrow, but have had trouble securing a box. I hear there's a bookstore nearby where I can find one in the morning.

Last, but definitely not least, I stopped by a museum called Stedelijk. It's a modern art and design museum located within the city. The art was really fantastic. I've enjoyed checking out various pieces from my favorite artists in different countries. A few of my favorites were by Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Matisse, Mondrian, Picasso, and Monet.

During my walk, I spotted a few large public parks. They were all very well done. In fact, most things here seem to have an element created for children- indoors and out. That has been a very nice part of the city and culture.

I hope you enjoy the photos below from my day.

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