I just returned on a lovely trip to the Netherlands. I landed remarkably early in the morning (8am) and had to spend several hours walking around the city. Early morning Amsterdam was incredibly desolate and beautiful.
As the day wore on, more interesting characters started to show up.
You have to be very careful of auto traffic in Amsterdam. They will not hesitate to run over you. Odd for such a nice group of people.
As the afternoon began to kick in, you could feel the mood of the city changing.
The city is filled with beautiful art, often in unexpected places.
An asian couple giggling at the wide selection of dutch condoms.
Things are very different in Amsterdam.
Groningen: Dutch College Town
After my brief stay to Amsterdam,I took the train to Groningen to attend PyGrunn.
Unfortunately, I missed the train —a connection in Zwolle.
The view from the train was incredible. It seemed like I was travelling through a fictional land.
Groningen was a lovely town, filled with fun-loving people.
There was a carnival in town, known as the May Funfair.
The extremely outdated (air-conditionless) hotel had a 70s decor. Its musty blandness slowly grew on me, somehow.
Groningen is a city of subtle culture.Sometimes.
Many thanks to the PyGrunn team for putting on an excellent conference! I’m looking forward to returning when given the opportunity.