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  • Day6

    A'DAM Tower

    April 15, 2019 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Angekommen am A‘DAM konnten wir direkt ohne Anstehen zum Aufzug und während der Auffahrt eine Lichtshow genießen. Oben angekommen gibt es ein Innendeck & die Aussichtsplattform die man über Treppen erreichen kann. Zuerst haben wir die Aussicht vom Innendeck genossen. Hier bin ich auch aufs WC und musste ein Foto machen, da das WC einfach sehr ungewöhnlich ist. Wie zwei junge Kerle auf der Toilette gesagt haben, ‘‘Mit so einer geilen Aussicht war ich noch nie pinkeln!‘‘. Nachdem wir die Aussicht ein wenig genossen haben & eine kurze Pause eingelegt haben, sind wir über die Treppe auf die äußere Aussichtsplattform.Read more

  • Day6

    A'DAM Lookout - Aussicht genießen

    April 15, 2019 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Von der Aussichtsplattform haben wir dann die Aussicht auf Amsterdam genossen. Sowohl auf den Norden auf Seiten des Turms, als auch auf das Zentrum auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite des Het IJ. Total cool ist, dass es auf dem Turm ein Schaukel gibt, mit der man über dem Abgrund schaukeln kann. ‘‘Over The Edge” ist Europas höchste Schaukel. Draufgänger und Sensationslustige schaukeln auf 100 Meter Höhe über den Rand des A’DAM Turmes mit Amsterdam unter ihren Füßen. Da diese derzeit gewartet wird, war es derzeit nicht möglich. Ebenfalls gibt es auf der Plattform eine kleine ‘‘Lounge‘‘, wo man sich schön ausruhen kann. Hier haben wir dann eine Zeit lang die Sonne & Wärme genossen. Der Turm wirkt ingesamt einiges moderner & neuer als er ist. Der Turm wurde bereits 1971 erbaut. Nachdem wir die Aussicht & Sonne eine Zeit lang genossen hatten, sind wir wieder mit Lichtshow zurück nach unten.Read more

  • Day62

    Day 62: Travel day to Amsterdam

    August 21, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    No French Toast this morning. It was a sad morning.

    We took the tram to catch our 10:30 am train to Amsterdam and arrived at 7 pm as our train was delayed two hours. It was a good train ride though and we met a nice girl from New York City who studied in Berlin for two months. She joined us for supper when we got to Amsterdam.

    After we checked into our hostel, we took a walk by the canal and it's honestly gorgeous at night and the houses/architectural style are really nice too. The canal is also lit up and we've seen a least 500 bikes since the 4 hours we've been here. We also tried to get into the Anne Frank house, but we missed the cutoff point by 8 minutes.

    *No pictures since it's a travel day, but I took one of the central station in Berlin. Central stations are our hang outs every few days.
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  • Day63

    Day 63: Amsterdam, Netherlands

    August 22, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Crazy to think there's officially only one week left!

    Today we saw a lot. We did the free walking tour from our hostel and started in Dam Square. We made our way to the Red Light District (certainly an experience), saw the smallest house in Amsterdam, J. Biebs' new place that he bought for 25 million euro, the first ever condom shop, and the smallest stock exchange (for the wealthiest country at one point). Apparently Amsterdam held 45% of the world's wealth at some point in the past.

    We also saw the most crooked house that makes the leaning tower of Pisa look like nothing. Also, the houses generally lean forward as they attached pulleys to pull things up to the third floor so it wouldn't smash the windows. Houses in Amsterdam as generally thin as in the past, residents had to pay taxes on the width of their houses so they tried to make them thin. If you had a wide house, it was known that you were wealthy. We also stopped by a cheese shop and had samples and saw workers in the canal taking out the bikes that drunk people usually throw in during the night. Apparently it's a very common thing for a person to throw a bike in the canal.

    For the evening, we bought tickets to the Red Light District tour, which turned out to be pretty interesting too. There is a kindergarten right in the middle of the district where the kids walk up "Big Mommas Alley" everyday on the way to school. This Alley is said to be popular if you wish to be in the company of a large African American woman for as long as you pay for.

    There's also a church right in the middle. As it was very common for sailors to live in Amsterdam, they would be gone two months at a time and would "sin" the night before they left. As the church wouldn't be open as early as they left the next day, they allowed the sailors to go in and pay for their sins in advance. They could go in before they sinned, pay a fee and let the church know that they plan to sin and apparently that would make it ok.

    After the tour, we tried to go to the Anne Frank house for the second time. He told us they just released a few tickets for 11:30 the next day if we wanted to buy them (they are usually sold out two months in advance) so we were lucky to get some as we would have only had half an hour inside.

    After that, we headed back to our hostel and sat by the canal for a bit.
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  • Day65

    Day 65: Amsterdam, Netherlands

    August 24, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    This morning we went to breakfast with one of our roomies and it was pretty good. I had "traditional American pancakes", but their take on traditional American was funny. The pancakes were pretty small. Have they actually visited America and seen their portion sizes? They were really good though.

    After breakfast we rented bikes and made our way to the countryside. It was really nice and we hung out for a bit and enjoyed the quiet in Twiske park. It's such a change from the city and I took the opportunity to read my book.

    When we were heading back, we went to go see the horses and ended up speaking to a nice Dutch lady for about an hour. She let us in to hang out with the horses for a bit, but the pony kept trying to eat me. Her horse was gorgeous though (it's kept with about 5 other horses/ponies) and it was really interesting to hear her stories. We also made quite a few dog friends.

    After we biked to the city, we went in a few stores and then brought our bikes back to our hostel. We then grabbed dinner and went to a show. When we were walking back for the night, there were numerous guys stripping down and jumping in the canal. Amsterdam is a very interesting city.

    We were rushing back to catch what we thought was the last ferry at midnight, but when we realized we wouldn't make it, we took our time. Turns out the 24 written on the board means 24 hours a day and not midnight so we were lucky. If not, we would have had to walk across a bridge (or Uber it) which would have taken an hour instead of the 5 minutes it usually takes.

    P.s. I had a bad hair day today.
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