If you’re planning to visit Amsterdam and you tell someone—especially a non-European—about your Amsterdam plan, he/she will probably make at least one remark:
- a.) about Dutch tolerance
- b.) about “having fun,” with raised eyebrows
- c.) about “staying safe,” with crinkled eyebrows
- or d.) with unusual interest in your plans and personal character.
Amsterdammers deserve more respect than that. Thus: 14 simple non-illicit ways to remember Amsterdam, just so you know.
The Best True Shots of Amsterdam
1. Bicycles, with an emphasis on bicycles.
2. Canals, canals, canals, and boats.
3. Flowers, as prim and as organized as possible.
4. Trams with the accompanying ‘ding ding’.
5. Narrow obstacle-covered sidewalks. (The aforementioned bicycles make them narrower.)
8. Book and flower markets.
9. Yellow trains. (Actually, they’re everywhere in the Netherlands; but for the sake of the theme . . .)
10. The stickers on mailboxes that say JA or NEE (yes or no) to advertisements.
11. Geese and ducks given the amount of water.
12. Bridges, again, given the amount of water.
13. Art Museums and probably any other genre of museum you could desire.
14. The looong row houses and their inconspicuous endings.
In summary: there are many reasons to live in Amsterdam. Let us refrain from moving our eyebrows.
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