Monday, March 16, 2009


I just got back from an amazing weekend in Amsterdam.  All I can think about is how much I want to go back!  I had all day friday, saturday and sunday there, so I covered a lot of ground.  I walked around the grachts (canals) a lot, which is definitely my favorite part of the city.  Much like copenhagen everyone rides bikes, though the general atmosphere is more energetic and eclectic than in denmark.  It was a nice change of pace.  

I met up with my friend Kevin, who is also on a semster abroad at the Design Academy Eindhoven about 1.5 hours from Amsterdam.  We stayed on a boat.  It was...cozy.  On saturday we walked a lot.  We found a really great outdoors vintage clothing/goods market, stopped by a fancy cigar store to pick up some cigars for my dad, went to DROOG (I felt really special to be present for Kevin's first trip to droog :) ), another cool dutch/european design store called Frozen Fountain, visited the Cat Museum, which featured only art with cats in it.  We had a great cheap lunch and then coffee and Dutch apple pie later.  It was so nice being somewhere where it's affordable to go out to eat!  Later that night we ran into some people that we went to high school with (small world!), and went to an Indian themed dance club in a church.

Sunday we took it easy and went to the Dutch funeral and mortality museum so that Kevin could do some research for a project, then we took a canal boat tour.  Did you know that Amsterdam is home to europe's largest floating chinese restaurant?  Me niether.  

There are good vibes in Amsterdam.  I hope that I get a chance to go back again soon.


  1. Sounds like so much fun! Who did you run into?

  2. GUUUURL...What is your weapon?
    What are you shooting with?

    My fravourite one is Kevin in front of what I think is the droog umbrella. You are very skilled at summarizing trips I am inspired!

  3. I love this set of photos! And that's neat you met people you knew from high-school!

    You're definitely making me wish I was somewhere other than Providence...

  4. I think my camera is the weapon equivalent of a sling shot, but it's a well-loved canon sd450 point-and-shoot that is currently being held together with scotch tape. I wish I was kidding.