I wash in Hoooolland. Ishn't that vierd?
Trip Start Jun 25, 2011
49Trip End Dec 05, 2011
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But yeah I had to go in with Jesse's preconceived notions of the Dutch people. I was basically indoctrinated on the train on the way there. They aren't actually that rude, at least not as rude as he made them out to be. He did introduce me to the weird way the middle aged Dutch people will make eye contact with you....and not break it. So you really have to stare them down. And they are sooooo good at it. I can't handle it too much without laughing. But its good fun sitting down and trying to beat them at their own game! And the bikes. Fuck me. Everywhere. Luckily I didn't get aced walking across the road. Although I still don't know why every hot girl on a bike on Holland looks confused....Its so strange. So confused. Was very humourous watching though. We met up with Slippery Sam the Rape Hand Man, who invited a couple of girls to join us for the nights festivities. They were cool, but he got really drunk and was laying the Gary waaay too hard. In the end the girls told him he had to leave which was quite funny. Which is extremely sad for him, he missed out on Bubbles, which is Jesse's favourite haunt. It is this really Eurocamp bar that doesn't really like letting tourists in, so had to get there early. We were pretty hammered too but it was unreal fun. Dutch eurobeats are so weird, especially with the people singing along, hocking on to talk. Dutch is not a language which should be used for singing. Buut....it hits about 1:30, and the entire place gets hot bombed. Its like a Dutch bat signal goes out....Attractive ladies, head to Bubbles, stat," and within 5 minutes its packed out with some gorgeous ladies. Who all want me, naturally. Awesome night though, but there is way too much fast foot in Adam, so did have to pig out on the way home.
Had a full day after basically, so headed to Rieks Museum in the morning, which is home of all the Dutch masters, lot of Rembrandt and his apprentices. I don't know heaps about Rembrandt, but the way he uses light is just incredible. Its like looking at a photo. Probably should have tried to pocket one of the paintings, I doubt anyone would've really noticed... But yeah good way to spend the morning.
It was a really nice day, and the line to Anne Frank's house was about an hour long, so me and Jesse picked up a whole bunch of beers, hired a canal boat and paddled around all the canals for a few hours. It was probably the best, most relaxing way to see the city. Loved it and got heaps of photos. Although halfway through some girls were flying home so though joints off the pier into our boat. I remembered something about gift horses, so thought, when in Rome, you may as well head to the park for a bake, like the locals. Well by locals, I mean the tourists. It gets a bit difficult playing cards though, but a lot of fun. We realised we hadn't been to the red light yet, so went for a walk down there. It was really weird, it was not what I expected at all but still, just one of things you have to do in Amsterdam. Berlin time Baby!