If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much.
Certainly true. Usually I plan to be productive and sometimes end up partying, but the plan is reversed in teh Nedderlander: plan to come in guns blazin' (that's not the only thing that will be blazing ...) and rip Amsterdam up for a few days.
Amsterdam holds some memories for me. My dad travels a lot on business and he sometimes passed through Amsterdam. Ten years ago, he told me stories of how cool it was, how the drug system and prostitution worked, and all that fun stuff. Apparently, Amsterdam was a really safe place. Now it's gotten worse, from what I hear ...
When I was 12 after years of hearing about it, I finally got to go there with my grandmother. She took me to my dad's favorite coffee shop. I was immediately kicked out, but I passed my order on to my granny and indeed I smoked my first joint back at the hotel. Holy shit, I coughed. I thought I got high but I didn't really feel anything, though I slept 14 hours.
This time, however, I come back with a full arsenal: money I've set specifically aside (though Amsterdam is much cheaper compared to Norway), experience, and life adventurism. Nothing can go wrong.
I plan to spend 5-7 days in and around Amsterdam in the first week of September or so. Anyone want to join me? Pink Floyd and pot are a must.
If not, can anyone house me? Let me know!