It was great. Really lovely. It didn’t hurt that the weather was beautiful. Perfect. Shane and I bicycled all around this flat, beautiful, friendly city. We went to exhorbitant art museums, rode down the Amstel river and saw windmills, ate at a vegetarian/anarchist collective (3 courses for 5 euro! And it was really good!), and made some new friends. We found knitting shops, game shops, and natural food shops. We accidentally wandered through the red light district on our last day. I spoke a little Dutch everywhere I went. I felt very intrepid on my bicycle, even though I wasn’t as competent as the locals, but it was totally exhilirating. All around very pleasant. We’ll definitely be back.


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    kneehigh said,

    What were the knitting shops like!

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      valleyvegan said,

      The main one had pretty much every Rowan yarn there is, and every Addi needle, too. The prices weren’t great, but Rowan is pricey everywhere. Another place I found was sort of an artsy boutique and they only carried Manos del Uruguay. Some sort of worsted weight silk blend singles. Hum.

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