The Do’s and Don’ts of Amsterdam

Don’t: Forget that the currency in Amsterdam is Euro’s, so we suggest you exchange them ahead of time to spare yourself the headache and rip off.


Do: book a hotel near the city center, or Dam Square. In that area you are walking distance from everything, the flower market is 15 minutes along with Rembrandt Square, the Anne Frank House is 10, and so on. Plus 3 Bulldog coffee shops within a mile, and the Red Light District, of course.

dam square

Don’t: forget to book your tickets for the Anne Frank House as soon as you are 2 months out. They go on sale right away then and sell out extremely quickly, like freaky fast. They also make zero changes on anything, whatever you book is what you get, no matter what.


Do: take one of those cheesy canal boat rides. They are a great way to see the entire city through a different view as it is mainly walking. There is a bar on board for your drinking pleasure, as well as the ability to smoke, for those who partake.

canal ride

Don’t: leave the city without seeing the museums they have to offer, the Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House Museum, and Hermitage, just to name a few. You can lose yourself for hours just wandering and taking in the culture.


Don’t: get confused if you are looking around and see “coffeshops”, this is NOT their version of Starbucks. These are Amsterdam’s world-famous cannabis coffee shops; proceed with caution.


Do: if you are going to smoke or eat edibles while visiting you need to be careful and know the rules. Smoking is acceptable in the coffeeshops, no tobacco though, strictly ganja in here. If you do not smoke regularly, you may be better off with a spliff than a joint. If you’re going to partake in space cakes, do it in doses the first time, especially if you don’t know your tolerance.


Don’t: miss a night out in Rembrandt Square. This is where most of the Dam’s nightlife happens to be, and luckily all within one square. There are a ton of nightclubs, restaurants, and bars. Also, late night eateries for munchies, and the tram takes you right to the center of it all.rembrandtplein-amsterdam-9

Do: go to the Heineken Experience. It is an hour and a half of touring the original brewery, learning a bit of the history, playing some interactive activities, and even getting a few free beers in the process. Plus, the ability to make and package your own bottle for memories.      heineken

Don’t: be afraid of the Red-Light District, it is awesome. Yes, it is sleazy but that is part of the fun and the experience. You will see hundreds of beautiful naked women standing in the windows, so try not to gawk too hard, remember not to take pictures or they will throw ice water at you. (Although that cold shower may come in handy) For the ladies, just embrace the environment and enjoy the fun.


Do: go experience a sex show. Hear us out first, this is probably not something that you will ever find in your home country, the sexually open environment of Amsterdam is a big part of their culture and something that separates them from most. They have earned their name as “Sin City of Europe” through this and their lax laws.2

Amsterdam is one of the most liberal cities in terms of laws, in the world, experience it all while you’re there because you will not get many chances like these! Amsterdam is an incredible city with so much to do.

Fathers Day Plans, Last Minute BTK Guide

Father’s Day is here, and like many, you may have forgotten, but don’t worry we have the last minute inside scoop for you on how to make it the perfect day – or possibly weekend!


Top Golf – This golf range is the newest thing to hit Miami among a few other major cities, and the best excuse for your dad to pull out those golf clubs he bought during his mid-life crisis and put them to good use. What goes best with sports? Food and alcohol, of course, and they have plenty of that ready for your consumption! Reservations are strongly recommended, and we have the hook-up for you.


Exotic Car Racing – Dale Earnhardt? Jeff Gordon? is that you? No, but it can be! Experience the thrill of going 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds in your dream Lamborghini Gallardo, while doing laps on a real race track. Yeah, the dad in your life will have a cargasm.


Machine Gun Shooting Range – Get locked and loaded for this bad-ass experience that you will never forget. You start with learning everything there is to know about the guns you’ll be shooting, the background, and of course, the chance to feel like your favorite action star with some shooting of your own. BTK has some exclusive packages for you.


Rent A Boat – No matter your vibe, this fits for you. Whether it is an afternoon of the serenity that comes with fishing, or balling out on a yacht and making waves with watersports. Getting on the water is always a great plan.


World Cup & Brunch – So maybe you’re just not that into Father’s Day and want to do something low key, no need to fear, the World Cup is on and there are 3 games for you to watch. The catch is, the game times (8:00am, 11:00am, and 2:00pm) so get there in time for brunch and let the drinks keep flowing throughout the games.


Helicopter- They say you rarely get the pleasure of being a tourist in your own city. This is the ultimate way to see it through a bird’s eye view. Take pictures, and see your favorite sights like never before, family fun all around!


Father’s Day Staycation – Dad is special, right? Yes, so make a weekend of celebrating him. You don’t even need to go further than a drive away. A staycation is the ideal way to get into a relaxed, vacation mindset with your favorite people without having to worry about going too far or spending too much, especially with our deals!


Cigar and Whiskey Bar – Take the dad in your life for a truly Ron Swanson approved night. A drool worthy steak dinner, followed up by a cigar and whiskey bar for a man’s man, kind of night!


These Before The Knot approved activities are guaranteed for a good time, and we know just how to make it happen for you. Contact us to take care of your last-minute plans! or contact us at (305) 705-1310