Hallo from Amsterdam!

i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpgI’m in Amsterdam, we’re having a great time, I’m totally jet lagged, and I have decided I love Dutch coffee. Thanks for the advice on things to do – my best decision so far was not biking. Here are some photos; I’ll try to update them when we next get some cheaper internet time (20 euros in the hotel! Yeeps!) Tomorrow we leave for Delft and the work begins…


  1. #1 Grad student
    June 28, 2009

    “Hallo” back from a Dutchie! Love the pics – they almost make me homesick… Cheese, coffee, stroopwafels, mmmmm, so delicious! Enjoy your conference!

  2. #2 Comrade PhysioProf
    June 28, 2009

    Are you high as a fucking kite yet!?!? I spent two weeks in Amsterdam when I was in college, and I don’t remember a single fucking thing! IT KICKED TOTAL ASS!

  3. #3 rfguy
    June 28, 2009

    Not biking? But biking is the best thing about Amsterdam!

  4. #4 D. C. Sessions
    June 28, 2009

    I humbly beg your most gracious forgiveness — how the PhysioProf did I forget to mention the coffee? Heavy, smooooooth, chewy, aromatic — lovely stuff.

    On the other hand, skip the “coffee houses.” Unless you want to do a PhysioProf and not remember the trip.

  5. #5 Nina
    June 29, 2009

    Glad you didn’t bike 😉
    Have fun at your conference!
    (and gaah, of course, the coffee …)

    Your pictures are beautiful. I am also getting homesick now 🙁

  6. #6 Who Cares
    June 29, 2009

    AFAIK that should be European coffee.
    Biking in Amsterdam is an art sometimes so to not rent a bike might have been a good idea (besides it seems that walking around allowed for a lot more scenery to be seen).
    Don’t get high as a kite. It’s a waste of money. If you do want to try the stuff get one of the lower THC content brands so you get mellow (which is the goal, not getting so high that you should get altitude sickness).
    For the connection try looking for an internet cafe (or even the conference itself).

  7. #7 FAW
    June 29, 2009

    TU Delft has excellent internet (wireless and wired) 😉 Also, you can try biking in Delft, since a lot of the students will have gone home by then.
    I wish I could attend the conference too… will you try to liveblog it?

  8. #8 Alice
    June 29, 2009

    I tried nothing stronger than caffeine. 🙂 FAW, I have thought about it, but I really have no idea what they are expecting from us. If I get a chance, I absolutely will.

    Now I’m in Delft, and the wireless is 1 euro a day rather than 20. Much more my speed!

  9. #9 Arlenna
    June 29, 2009

    The Anne Frank house made me totally lose it. Seeing her actual diary there, wow, heavy.

  10. #10 Carrie
    June 30, 2009

    Your pictures brought back great memories. In grad school I was able to go to a conference in Amsterdam for a week. It was such an amazing city. I too LOVED the coffee. We did go biking — on a tour out in the country. Saw great dairy farms, some seaside, and the famous dikes (and a working windmill).

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