My Mum has come to visit me for Christmas, she has been here nine days and is returning to Australia tomorrow. We have had a great time together as I showed her my city and some of the surroundings. Today we went to Den Haag to see the Vermeers and Rembrandts at the Mauritshuis. Afterwards… Continue reading Mum’s first “dat kan niet”
I don’t care what you say, TOOL made the best music ever. Stephen, I dedicate this post to you. Thanks for introducing me.
On Saturday night, as normal, I went out to meet new people. I went to the usual places on Marnixstraat and met a few good people. At about 00:30 I decided to go and check out Pianobar, a piano bar in the restaurant area near Leidseplein. I was briefly there the week before but I… Continue reading job opportunity
This news is almost 2 weeks old, but I just realised that I haven’t told you. I am now officially a resident of The Netherlands, with permission to work and love the colour orange. I now have an identity card and everything. Everyone who lives in NL has to register with the government at every… Continue reading ik ben nederlander
On Friday I went to the local branch of ABN Amro (a bank) to open an account. It was 16:30 and almost empty, with plenty of idle employees. There were 2 people at the reception area and I spoke to one of them, a man. I explained the situation: I want to open an account… Continue reading ABN Amro: dat kan niet
Last night we had a traditional St Nicholas wine and cookie baking party. It sounds kind of weird but it was a lot of fun and in a room full of designers, my patriotic Amsterdam cookie was judged the best. Photos here.
I have been living in my new home on Keizersgracht for 3 nights now and every day I am getting more happy with the place. My three flatmates are all friendly professionals and we get along well. In the photo on the right you can see that my house (the one on the right) has… Continue reading thuis!