Hello, My wife and I were lucky to visit Amsterdam this last Spring—it’s a really wonderful city! Amsterdam & the Netherlands were really amazing- I have never seen a country with such excellent planning, including Germany, Sweden and Norway. Half of the country is below sea level, so they have been forced by nature to be people that consider long-term goals on a daily basis. The country has doubled in geographic area over the last 200 years through arduous planning. It’s a dream I have for Minnesota, where we are from- that we use our resources fully to make everything convenient, low energy, safe, tolerant, and free. I really respect the Dutch now that I’ve visited; prior, I thought Holland was a silly, cliche tourist destination built on legalized marijuana and prostitutes, but this is an infinitesimal part of Dutch ideals- they respect both personal choice and communal necessity. It is a beautiful system that I wish Americans would consider coopting, at least partially.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be making the following posts:
The Sex Museum - Beware, slightly NSFW!
And coming soon:
The Amsterdam Dungeon and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
The Van Gogh Museum
My favourite photos from around Amsterdam
Villages outside of Amsterdam
The Windmills of Zaanse Schaans
And of course, a final post on Dutch Food!
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