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Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam » Amsterdam Zuidoost February 2nd 2001

Perhaps it was because of his collosal hangover from his leaving party that Martyn seemed so depressed in his first couple of emails from Holland. It seemed to me that he had become dis-heartened after only 3 days away from home (maybe I was trying to find an excuse to join him and interpreting his emails to suit my own purposes), so impulsively I decided to join Martyn in Amsterdam to encourage him to start his adventures and to cheer him up. I decided to book a flight on Friday to Amsterdam on a whim during my lunch break on the Thursday afternoon. I was due to work that weekend, but being 21 years old, and lacking any idea of responsibility to work, I felt no guilt in telling my manager that I was skipping work ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam February 22nd 2000

Geo: 52.3738, 4.89095We rented a car in Brussels and drove to Amsterdam.... read more
Our Apartment
Dam Square

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam February 9th 2000

Geo: 52.3738, 4.89095Amsterdam for one night... read more
Coin operated web access

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam November 30th 1999

Three nights of Amsterdam at its best, nearly 20 of us made it out for Davy Butlers and Danny Hewitts joint stag weekend madness. I was best man for Davy and had a few tricks prepared for the lucky grooms. Our flight took less than 2hours and by the time we arrived in Amsterdam we were well on our way to being drunk. We all departed the airplane, Vince sported an easyjet travel meal sticker that had been placed there by The Rabi. After getting our bags and bumping into the great dart legend Bobby George we caught the train to Amsterdam center. Out we jumped and went in search of our hotels, we stayed in the Hotel Roe just off dam square. It was clean and to be honest it was good value for money. ... read more
On the move
Big Macs
The Gay Bar

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam September 1st 1997

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Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam July 8th 1997

Day 7 Dong….Dong……Ding ..Dong……Dong …Ding….Ding fuckin’ Dong, fuckin’ ding….dong…dong….ohhhh stop it!!….ding…..please, please …..ding…dong …..AHHHHHHHHHH! Literally five feet from the window that I was sleeping, was a god damn church. It just wasn’t the fact that I ‘slept’ beside the window that faced the church, it was that some insensitive Dutch priest/minister/reverend decided to play with his bells for an hour at six o’clock in the morning. So needless to say, I got an early start to the day's’ festivities. Baggy eyed and irritated, I ventured downstairs to the pub in an attempt to make up for the premature wakening with a nice Amsterdam/Irish breakfast. As all good breakfasts must start with a cup of fresh hot coffee, I ordered one from the bartender. A dollop of milk and a spoonful of sugar followed up with a ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam July 7th 1997

Day 6 I woke early from my booze-enhanced slumber and made my way to the train station to board the first available train to Amsterdam. A mixture of anticipation and uncertainty cluttered my mind as I awaited my steel chariot. What would Amsterdam be like? Will it be everything I dreamed of? Is anything there illegal? How is a Canadian who grew up in a relatively conservative and prudent society expected to react to its’ very antithesis? The amount of questions running through my now sober mind would drive others to great binges of drugs and alcohol. However, I am not a normal person. I can evade the evil necessities of life. I can say no to drugs. I am a strong man.... well at least I thought so until I travelled to Disneyland for Adults. ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam February 18th 1997

This is continued from Basel. Upon our arrival at the Central Station in Amsterdam we started to make our way for the information booth. It was another situation where we had no reservations and we going to just find our way. Used to do that a lot. I’d never do it again. But when we were young its how we rolled. We ended up following someone to a hotel that was nothing special. It was over on the edge of the red-light district. This trip was February 1997 and it is now October 2006 as I write this so I don’t remember many details. Once checked in we headed out and started our touring. It was the first time either of us had been to Amsterdam. So we were just taking in the sights of the ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam June 1st 1996

Geo: 52.3738, 4.89095Van Gogh museum... read more

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam May 28th 1993

UK & Europe, May 1993 This was our 2nd visit to Amsterdam as well. We stopped over for business previously for a couple of days, before heading to London. Monnickendam just outside Amsterdam was where we stayed and we both enjoyed walking around the streets. It is like a mini Amsterdam with its canals and bridges. Today it is a small fishing village but was an important port around the 15th century. The next day we went to another tourist trap – to learn a bit and look at Delft pottery. Interesting and beautiful, but of course, you were expected to buy something. We bought a tiny plate to remind us of our visit. Then we went on a canal cruise through Amsterdam. Another laid back way of seeing some of the city. I was thankful ... read more

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