I Visited Amsterdam

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    Love It

    I've lived in the Netherlands for a total of 10 weeks in my life, and I've been to Amsterdam about three times, maybe a total of 4 weeks.  It's one of my favorite cities in the world.  I love the culture, the laid-back attitude, and I think the Dutch are some of the...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2007

    Wonderful Amsterdam

    The city is quaint, lovely and unique. It is bursting with culture, fun and the most beautiful people you will find anywhere.  The Amsterdammers I met, seemed to like to show me how sophisticated they were when it comes to social experiments.   ...
    w0lf w0lf
    46-50, M
    Aug 8, 2007

    I Went To Amsterdam When I Was 22.....

    I went to Amsterdam when I was 22, I'm now 42.  I remember walking into mello yello and getting some weed.  I hadn't smoked much before then and after my first joint there, i was so stoned all I could do was watch MTV.  It was a mammoth effort to get up and go to...
    GemmaRavenBird GemmaRavenBird
    41-45, F
    Jun 18, 2010
    beentheredonethay beentheredonethay
    26-30, F
    Aug 12, 2015

    Amsterdam - 1 Too Many Times

    I have been to amsterdam 5 times - and it's starting to make people talk as to why my most visited city in the world is the Dam! lol Don't get me wrong I loved Anne Frank, Van Gogh Muesum and river boat cruising . . But my main reason is the chilled out relaxed coffee shops...
    sez20 sez20
    22-25, F
    Feb 10, 2008

    Voting In The Primary

    Today I voted in the primary in Clinton NY Dis 6, Oneida county . Anyway It was unclear where to deposit my ballot ( even though I asked) I ended up putting it in the machine backwards. They told me to leave right away. and through the window I could see them tying to open the...
    leeannelad leeannelad
    36-40, F
    Apr 24, 2012

    I Went To Amsterdam When I Was 22.....

    I went to Amsterdam when I was 22, I'm now 42.  I remember walking into mello yello and getting some weed.  I hadn't smoked much before then and after my first joint there, i was so stoned all I could do was watch MTV.  It was a mammoth effort to get up and go to...
    GemmaRavenBird GemmaRavenBird
    41-45, F
    Jun 18, 2010

    Light Green Suit

    I walked by Stephen Tyler (and his 2 large bodyguards or friends) in the Red Light District when I was in Amsterdam with my Mom and Grandma.  I made them turn around and follow him with me for 3 blocks.  I was too shy to run up to him and say "hey, I'm from Boston...
    clementnine clementnine
    31-35, F
    Sep 5, 2008

    I Would Love to Visit Amsterda...

    I would love to visit Amsterdam.  Amsterdam is probably the party capitol of the world.  I'd love to go and be smashed in the streets.  I want to go and have the most incredible time of my life.  And I want everyone to come with me!
    theophania theophania
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2007

    Way Too Many Times and Never Bored...

    At least 4 times: I have partied, I went to several coffeeshops and I dont even smoke weed, I visited the red light district, I shopped, I visited Anne Frank house museum, the Van gogh, rembrant museum.  All fun. The last time I was really pissed...
    dolcelina dolcelina
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2009

    Student Abassador

    I went to Amsterdam on a People to People Student Ambassador program. Europe was my second trip. My first was Australia. Well in Europe we landed in The Netherlands (Amsterdam) Im from south Georgia so it was a huge change for me. I suffered from EXTREME jet lag so I was slow and...
    wingwoman wingwoman
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2012

    Not yet, I'm going there in March with my best

    friend, I wonder how is it going to be hehe. I wouldn't mind getting some advices from people who already visited Amsterdam !
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    I Was In Europe 17 Days....

    We stayed in Amsterdam for 3 nights... I was so wasted, I want to go back and stay the entire time there and get more pictures and remember more about the trip next time....I just remember having a "blasty blast"!!!!!
    ilovemyweed ilovemyweed
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2007

    I Visited Amsterdam On A University Break

    I visited Amsterdam on a University Break.  I went with my sister and we stayed in the flying pig.  I really enjoyed going to their food stores.  We went to the fair they have there and I remember almost throwing up and wanting to go back to the hostel.  We went to the red...
    mariekharaz mariekharaz
    Mar 23, 2011


    I was stranded in Amsterdam in 2000 when my flight to Tanzania was cancelled. Best thing to happen to me. An afternoon....err...and evening...spent at the Heineken brewery. A day at the Van Gogh museum. An afternoon at a local pub watching some EPL. A great, great city with...
    Inman Inman
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2007

    I Amsterdam

    That is the title of one of the shirts I saw in Amsterdam when I went this winter on a Contiki tour with 48 other 20 somethings.  It was such a cool visit.  I visited sex museums, went to the Grasshopper, took a canal tour, Anne Frank museum, saw live sex show, ate at a...
    rahlikeme rahlikeme
    1 Response Mar 18, 2008

    Twice Actually

    I love this city. Brugge, Belgium might be tied for the two best cities ever, but I can't wait to return. I love taking pictures in this city. The weather (to me) is absolutely perfect, and the vibe is excellent. Now only if I could visit when there aren't a million...
    mused mused
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2007

    Red Means Stop

    I went to Amsterdam and didn't go to the red light district because red means stop. Instead I bought some mango flavoured ice cream. Yummy
    Masochris Masochris
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 5, 2012

    I Loved Holland

    I lived in Holland for 5 years. We used take the train into Amsterdam every weekend. I loved it there and wish I could have stayed forever.Dutch people are really great and make you feel welcome. I even learned to speak and understand a little dutch, my children were fluent.I...
    leeannelad leeannelad
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2011

    Journal Excerpt

    During my travels in Europe, I kept a journal. Here is the excerpt from when I was in Amsterdam, slightly edited. The odd rhythm to my writing is likely because I was high while writing this. The exchange rate at the time was €8 = $10. -- It is June 17th. I am sitting...
    Sleepwalker Sleepwalker
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2006

    Before Uni

    Before going to uni a couple of friends and I went to Amsterdam for a concert and it was awesome, such a beautiful city and I hope I get to go back someday!
    endilwen09 endilwen09
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2007

    Quite A Few Times

    My first vist to Amsterdam was to meet a lady friend when I was about 24 and when I went into my first coffeeshop my lady friend rolled a joint of pure skunk and power afghan which rocked my world so hard I felt I'd died and gone to heaven and I was trying to play pool on a...
    Anandadas Anandadas
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Dec 18, 2011

    We'll Leave Shortly...

    We arrived from Harwich intending to see the museums and clubs - 4 days tops. Six weeks later we began to question whether we would ever leave. Every day was a new experience getting lost in a culture that I considered both old Europe and avant garde. Of course it was the...
    Eduheretic Eduheretic
    Jul 6, 2012

    When I was in Amsterdam,

    it was awful weather, it was changing every minute. Rainy, rainy, rainy. What i like about this city is: architecture, bicycles, events. What I do not like is a lot of drunk and stoned people. After all i would like to go there again, in other circumstances and with close...
    MossEyes MossEyes
    Sep 12, 2015

    Amsterdam, Yo!

    Last month I realized that one year ago that day I had been in Amsterdam. A friend of mine is a flight attendant, and she was able to get a buddy pass for me. She had been talking casually about going, but a month or two had passed, and it didn't seem like the trip was going to...
    largefloat largefloat
    1 Response Nov 29, 2011

    Yes, I Love Amsterdam. ...

    Yes, I love Amsterdam. I had some magic mushrooms there - what a trip!!
    cookies1970 cookies1970
    36-40, F
    May 11, 2007

    Uni Trip

    somewhere between 200 and 300 people from my halls went for a weekend.     it was good :P
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

    During World Cup

    Back in '98.  What a blast and what a great city.  Terrific people.  Very cool, open minded and non-judgemental.
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2009

    Amsterdam - New Amsterdam

    I'm born in The Hague, Holland and till a year ago I lived there. My sister lives in Amsterdam so I have seen quite a lot of the city. A year ago I moved to the USA and now I realize why Amsterdam is so cool for the Yanks. If the English had not kicked out the Dutch from New...
    beachlion beachlion
    66-70, M
    Jan 14, 2012

    1 Week In Amsterd

    totally incredible. did mushrooms, coffee shops and Walk to Wok! omg I was in heaven!!! need to go back really soon!
    bluelacebabe bluelacebabe
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2010

    Amsterdam Spice

    I am one of those socialy isolated people that has never tried pot. So during my trip I ordered a spice cake. It was great. I did not feel high. All my pain disappered. Any one else with that experience? Why is pot still illegal in the USA?
    cenk2000 cenk2000
    51-55, M
    Nov 14, 2012

    With a gang of lads in my youth!

    What an amazing four days. Took me months after to ground myself again! 😉
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    May 19, 2015

    Who Wants To Go To Amsterdam This Year???????????????

    I have been to Amsterdam a few times already and I have decided to go every year, I stay for 3 days and 2 nights for about £200 each from the uk, anyone fancy a trip???
    barrygtrr barrygtrr
    51-55, M
    Sep 1, 2013

    New Years Eve In the Netherlands.....

    I've been reading this forum and it's really nice that people are still going to Amsterdam for all the wrong reasons (LOL!) just like I did starting back in 1995. I'm still a regular visitor, but what made my appreciation of my visit complete was contrasting a trip to Amsterdam...
    giles giles
    Jul 19, 2008

    Letters From Amsterdam.

    Yes I went to Amsterdam. Never seen so many ******* bicycles in my life. Bejing has more apparently, according to the song. I'd like to see that. Yes I smoked pot in a coffee shop in Amsterdam. You have to don't you? Can't say that was all that exciting though. I...
    velosapien velosapien
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 12, 2008

    This Week

    I went to Amsterdam at the start of this week.  It was a very beautiful city, amazing architecture, a climate akin to the North Pole. I loved the cafes and laid back nature of the people there.  It was very different from most of the cities i have visited...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 2, 2008


    I just cant wait to go back in August, that is all =D
    Stonerloner Stonerloner
    22-25, M
    Jul 5, 2012

    Sex and Drugs, Yuppers I'd...

    Sex and drugs, yuppers I'd sure go if I xcould.
    Mountainman923518 Mountainman923518
    56-60, M
    5 Responses May 11, 2007
    rmn9702 rmn9702
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015


    I live there, its one hell of a town. Its I think The mOst Free City In the World.  I like It All Its So Beautifull Excentric and Exciting at the same time.
    SImeroM2 SImeroM2
    May 20, 2008

    Soccer Games In Amsterdam

    I live in Holland so Amsterdam wasnt so far away. At my school there is a soccer team 4 girls. I was in it. We had to play against all the best soccer team girls in provinces. And guess what, we won! 3 times! (in 3 year) so it was a nice experience! We also made the newspaper...
    Snufje1997 Snufje1997
    Aug 12, 2012

    June 2003

    I visited Amsterdam for a week with some friends just to take in the "sights". I want to go back again do badly just so my wife can go! Till I return I can reflect on that amazing week in my world.
    Volition Volition
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 11, 2012

    This Is the Number One Place I...

    This is the number one place in Europe I want to visit...
    leeli77 leeli77
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2007
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