Nether Had I Ever

Amsterdam, March 2012

Indeed, last weekend amiga Elle and I were busy traipsing around Amsterdam (congrats to the four gals who guessed correctly, you have a postcard headed your way). There’s much more to the city than coffee shops, Van Gogh, and tulips–the city will surprise you if you let it. For example, Nether had I ever:

… imagined that my first impression of the city would be Chinatown with its street signs in Chinese

…tried so many varieties of Gouda

…crossed so many canals

…spied urinals so public

…seen so much sex on display

…tried to make out Dutch

…been in the presence of so much Rembrandt

…known it was once fashionable to have dollhouses as costly as an actual canal house

…witnessed the transformation from shipping container to living space

…frequented a café housed inside a greenhouse

…nor taken a bazillion pictures of waterways


If you’ve ever been to Amsterdam, what was a new experience you had in the city?

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  1. Wow, you saw tons of Amsterdam! The cafe looks really cool, and those urinals are so weird, right?

    I guess for my new experience, never had I ever eaten so many waffles in a single weekend. Sooo delicious! Did you try them?

    • Cassandra

      We wore ourselves out, we saw so much!

      I definitely had never seen urinals like that before, and with so many people simultaneously using ’em.

      Actually no, we didn’t try any waffles. Another reason to go back, right?

  2. I have only been to the airport in Amsterdam, but that was enough to make me want to go back! That Gouda looks delicious!

    • Cassandra

      Here’s to hoping you get the chance to see more than the airport next time 🙂

  3. Omg, that urinal. What?!

    Being the world’s biggest cheese-lover, I’d really like that cheese now. All the varieties, too.

  4. Cassandra

    Yeah, the urinal was crazy, it had four spots!!

    We found a cheese vendor in a mall and tried soooo many different varieties. My favorite was a toss-up between a cured Gouda and a pesto one. YUM.

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