Spirits Sentiments: Come on man we in Amsterdam


Yes boy’s that is correct, I made the trip to Amsterdam.  I had the preconceived notion that I was headed to the Tijuana of Europe.  My friends I was badly mistaken.  The city is amazing, diverse and the vibe is one of the best I have ever felt.  I would describe it as a more creative and sanitary San Francisco, with a population of 800,00 consisting of over 200 different nationalities.  My friend Vanessa accompanied me on this journey. No sex involved.  We arrived late and headed towards the red light district.  On our way we stopped at a coffee shop, which is where the marijuana smoking is conducted.  A cool ambiance, great music and grams of the most famous weed I had ever heard of, for 7 euro. In short, smoking man’s paradise.  After that, we headed straight for the pretty red lights.  A long street divided by a peaceful river had buildings on both sides consisting of glass doors that looked right into a prostitutes room, I would guess 500 overall. If the shades were drawn, congress was in session.  There was every type for every desire, dressed in every possible costume.  Although I was tempted, i did not pay the 50 euro charge.  The next day we went to the Van Gogh Museum, and this is now my favorite experience thus far in Europe.  Prints do not do him any justice.  It looks as if he used to paint with frosting in the bright never before seen shades of colors.  After that I went to the Heineken Experience, which was nice because now I can say I have been to the brewery, but I would have much rather gone to some more museums.  Before I loose your attention, at night we went to a sex show.  It was as you expected, a little too choreographed, but I did sit and watch.  After fifteen minutes I was talking about day-to-day things as if there wasn’t a girl deep throating some guy ten feet in front of me.  Everyone was just taking it easy, it was no big deal; it made me realize how much a culture can influence how you act.  People fucking in public in Amsterdam= No Big Deal.  People Fucking in Public in the States= Jail time, or in Vegas just getting kicked out of the club.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lousing
    Jan 08, 2010 @ 08:10:46

    Welches Thema? Sind Sie ernst? Pfannkuchen!

  2. trade
    Oct 24, 2006 @ 14:30:23

    That sounds awesome. I remember my time in Amsterdam the summer before my junior year of high school with my soccer team. Our whole team watched one of those shows you spoke of, and instead of giving us change on our way in, they gave us tickets for Heinekens… and I was 15. God, I love that place

  3. M+T
    Oct 23, 2006 @ 19:22:41

    I would have loved it I’m sure. My brother went to that museum and said it rocked.
    IFS : Amsterdamage, 2008?

  4. baggs
    Oct 23, 2006 @ 14:38:42

    …you almost lost me there.

  5. rousing
    Oct 23, 2006 @ 12:28:12

    Wow, I posted then you posted like a couple seconds later. That’s amazing…I’m sitting at work in California and you’re all the way in Germany drinking beer but we’re posting at the same time. God, I can’t wait for Thanksgiving.