Amsterdam In the Summer
June 1, 2012 in Tourist Trips
While I have settled in Berlin as my home city (if I can find a job). I have visited a few other places in Europe and hope to go to more. One of the first ones was Amsterdam. I am from California, where it is legal to buy medicinal marijuana. I have a card and I like to use it a lot. Amsterdam, was the mecca for a pot smoker such as myself. I visited when I was still living in the United States. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. I was still making money from the adult industry, so I was able to do nice things like that.
I booked a hotel near the train station. It was cheap. About 300 euros for the weekend. Mind you, I like nice rooms. I don’t do hostels. I just can’t. Our place was in a great location. Near the trams that go into what seemed to be the center near all the museums, coffee shops, and the red light district.
I was very sick by time we took the flight from Berlin to Amsterdam. I had a cyst, and it was just painful to do everything. As soon we got there, I found a coffee shop, and smoked away the pain. For those who like to smoke, this Amsterdam stuff is out of control. I got a pre-rolled joint, which is something they make at the shop. Normally, those are supposed to be the weakest ones, but I was really blown. I didn’t even want to try the other stuff they had. I don’t think I would of been able to move.
Amsterdam itself was gorgeous. Think of a small New York, but super clean, and rivers/canals whatever they are called everywhere. There were so many people there. Lots of tourists from America and the UK. Be ready for folks acting a damn fool there. I understand why they want to crack down, but I didn’t think it was too bad. I did get a little push back from the coffee shops. They give you bad directions, and are very rude. They just said it outright they didn’t like America and we should participate more in our politics. I agreed, but I can’t change it.
Anyways, overall the trip was fine. The food was awful I must say. It could of been the places we went to, but it was just bad everywhere. I am sure it was the fact it was a tourist destination. They just sold whatever to us.
I definitely want to go back to Amsterdam this year hopefully. It is only 1 hour on the plane there from Berlin. I also would like to try some hash. I have not had any since I left California. Definitely put it on your place to visit. I went for the weed, but there are fantastic museums, and of course the red light district if that is your thing as well. Below are some pictures from my trip.