Bicycles of Amsterdam

Black*Eiffel recently posted this hilarious video of rush hour in Amsterdam, and I couldn’t help but be reminded of my own trip.

Bicycles seemed to be the primary mode of transportation there, which makes a goofy, Dutch kind of sense. There is public transit by way of tram, but in a city so small (I would guess you could walk from one side to the other in under forty minutes) that seems unnecessary.

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Electric Ladyland, OR, How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shortly after school ended, The Boy and I took a trip to Paris and Amsterdam. I’ll eventually get around to posting more of our travels, but this was easily a highlight if not the highlight.

Lonely Planet guidebooks are wonderful. Without them we never would have found Electric Ladyland and the absence of that experience would certainly have been a great poverty in our lives. With that said, I’m not sure the book fully prepared me for what I was walking into. Because I almost grabbed The Boy’s hand and walked away in the other direction quickly, without looking back.

Let me explain. Lonely Planet Amsterdam billed Electric Ladyland as “The World’s First Museum of Fluorescent Art.” It’s located in the Jordaan, which was easily my favorite part of the city with its rosebushes and quiet, winding streets.

Photo courtesy of Xander Keeping

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