City of bicycles, canals, tulips and drugs, but not necessarily in this order. Be one of the tens of thousands tourists that visit the city every year, or simply lean back and do some armchair reading.
New home in Amsterdam... We want to make some changes in the bathroom (remove bathtub, install shower and arrange space for washing machine, plus finish floor and walls). Can anyone recommned a good contractor for this job?
I'm relatively upset about that happening since VU students and people from further in Amstelveen were relying on it. Now for the next year, renting in Amstelveen has just become a definite no because with a late night job, there's no way of getting home. The night bus is too expensive.
As far as I saw, quite a lot of people were using it. Moreover, 51 is now literally useless - there were metros all along the route it takes and there was no need for a direct metro to Isolatorweg when you could just easily switch.
Maybe older Amsterdammers who have lived here for a long time can shine a light on why? Nowhere else in the world have I seen a metro company intentionally reduce their railway map.
For the overeager AutoModerator, I'm a fellow Amsterdam resident, so chill.
First don't panic. Im not depressed or likely to do anything stupid. But I'm sad and a bit overwhelmed and besides that not being particularly fun it's also leading me to binge eat and now I've put on like 5kg.
Looking up counsellors here and there are a lot. My experience of medical professionals here is that they've good English but not fluent like in business or in service and this is something that I don't want to be rethinking my phrasing over so I'm understood.
I've found a woman in de pijp who's from the same country as me but no reply yet.
So looking for recommendations or any tips on how this works here?
I'm planning a quick trip to your lovely city in June but I severely underestimated accommodation costs (and I don't feel comfortable at all in hostels.)
My friends have suggested that I stay in a nearby city such as Utrect, Rotterdam, or Haarlem and taking a train to Amsterdam to spend my days. Would this be expensive if I did so everyday (6 days)? How much time would that take? Do the trains run all through the night if I decide to go clubbing or a late dinner?
I remember a women who for years would come to the bars with a binder of letters from embassys and such, she believed her daughter miriam was being held captive by one of the execs sons of phillips. I met her about 3 times months apart, she never came off as crazy but desperate. One day she left the binder behind so a friend took it to the police who already knew about it but wouldnt give him any info even after filling of the freedom of information forms. It got brought up at the pub last night so jumping on here if there is any chance anyone knows anymore about this?
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