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
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!
I now live on Keizersgracht, southeast of Leidsestraat. I am extremely happy and excited. It is considered impossible to get an apartment on a canal, I have been repeatedly advised to not even try. I have achieved the impossible. This is beyond awesome! I have to give full credit to Breigh, who found the ad… Continue reading OMG!1111!!! BEST NEWS EVAR!!!!
Last night, as every night here, I decided to go out. I walked up to Leidseplein and had a nourishing dinner of a brootje kroket from FEBO and caught the #5 tram into de Dam. I walked through Warmoestraat and got some 5th Gear for later and then went over to Nieuwmarkt, which has changed… Continue reading no such thing as coincidence
I forgot to say – on Friday night I went into the Bulldog, on the grounds that I can’t mock a place without having been there. Now I can. I went to the “nightclub” Bulldog on Leidseplein, not any of the coffeeshops. It was a total sausage fest, the ten or so women in the… Continue reading Bulldog
I went to have a look at a room yesterday in De Baarsjes, not an encouraging experience. Despite the 2