Sunday, July 8, 2012

The weirdest thing at Dam Square

Yesterday it was a beautiful sunny day in Amsterdam and my rock star friend, Manon Planting was with me to enjoy it!

We first started off by going to the Amsterdam cat boat on the Singel canal. I go there every month until one day I will finally have an apartment where I can take one home!

After, we parked our “Ferraris” (Bikes) in the Dam Square and went to this cute silly little store called The Condomerie which has all these funny condoms in different colors and designs.

The sun was still shinning and we were walking around the Dam when a young adult, walked up to Manon and started making conversation with her. It was in Dutch so she later told me he was just making normal conversation and bluntly asked her age. We then kept observing that he was going around talking to random girls and reporting to an older man maybe in his mid-20s. He would talk to a girl, report and go back to another girl and talk again.

This really caught our interest so we kept observing we soon found out there was a group of older men and a group of younger adults that were doing this back and forth process. It was the weirdest thing I have ever seen at the Dam Square in my life and come on I live in Amsterdam and am by the Dam square almost every day!

So Manon decided if she ran into the guy that spoke to her she would ask him what he was doing. BAM! We found him. She asked him. Hehehehehehe.

Basically it was a day course he was doing to be social because he’s very shy in… well, being social!

Luckily in the Dam Square you find the coolest and most willing people to talk to so he was set, he must have been there all afternoon!

We missed the rest of the show because we went to go sit outside and enjoy the sun at the best milkshake place in Amsterdam that is interestingly enough a coffee shop (no the milkshake doesn’t have drugs in it) AMNESIA! You go Amnesia!

Here are a few clicks, I didn’t get to take pictures of the guys around Dam Square because I was too busy observing with my own two eyes! 

Taking a nap?

Protect your knight for the night!

New performers around the Dam!

Another new performer.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Through the canals

Last Friday, a classmate of mine, a friend turned 20 and she celebrated her day going through the Amsterdam canals with friends and family.

It was my soul mates and I first time to experience this “Dutchy” way of partying on a boat in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam is beautiful on foot or bike but by boat…it’s breathtaking! It was a warm afternoon and bikes were ringing and cameras were clicking all around Amsterdam.   Of course I also had to snap a few pictures but I wanted to take it all in so I had my soul mate snap some things I would see by the eye that I wanted to capture in photo.  So props to him for snapping some of the pictures below!

“Brug” was the word that stuck to me the whole day, in Dutch it means bridge. Every time we would go under the bridge someone would shout Burg for the people standing and even the taller people sitting to duck down a little. So cute J

I loved the atmosphere around. It was so warm on the boat and around the canals. The warmth of people in Amsterdam makes Amsterdam Amsterdam. Tourists and locals were waving while they were outside enjoying the sunny day just like us all on the boat.

It’s an amazing experience that I recommend all to do if they come to Amsterdam, rent a boat and have some fun in the sun…with wine!

Table out: Dinner outisde

Randomness of Amsterdam

Anne Frank ´nough said.