This was at the beginning of the program when classes were about to begin and our art history professor took us to see some historical monuments within Amsterdam many which are now located in the infamous Red Light District. We went to the Old Chuch, and right outside of the church is the site of the "Belle" the statue for sex workers all over the world, as sex work is legal and what makes the Red Light District, the Red Light District. We also visited Our Lord in the Attic, a small hidden Catholic church in the attic of a home. And at night we were able to go to Drag Queen Bingo! IES Abroad also took us to Zaanse Schans which is home to many windmills and a clog making facility. We got to see one of the last working windmills that had been there for many generations. We also got to go to a cheese tasting place that had some of the best cheese. We also got to see a clog making demonstration and visit a cute clock museum. It was a great little town to see traditional Dutch culture, from windmills to Miffy stores, to clogs, and cheese!
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<p>My name is Ceci, I'm originally from Dubuque, IA. My favorite thing to do is watch movies/ TV shows and write reviews for them. I am a sociology major and film minor and hope to do something in the future with both! I also love to ice skate and cook food with my friends. Fun fact about me I am only 5 feet tall!</p>