Visiting Amsterdam – Day 2
So, having slept off the drink from the bar crawl we, or rather I, got myself out of bed roughly 9:30am – determined not to let my hangover stop me from exploring! After all, Amsterdam has many other amazing attractions and sight seeing opportunities – its not all drink, drugs and prostitutes!
So, off me and a friend trot to find a couple of shops, and the fresh air plus a quick stop at a local supermarket for some food and I’m feeling back to normal and ready for a day of tourism. We have a feeling that going out earlier and getting in earlier (8pm-2am) in comparison to our usual UK nights out (10pm-5am) has made dealing with hangovers that much easier! I’ll conduct some more experiments and get back to you on that one.
Alas, we are all awake, dressed and ready to venture back out into Amsterdam for some exploring – this time we set our destination on the new location of a coffee shop Baba’s which I and some other friends had visited on our last Amsterdam trip. It had moved location due to a number of new laws put into place regarding coffee shops that sell marijuana – more on this here. So, we got the new location and set off – being slightly stupid I mistook ’15 minute drive’ for ’15 minute walk’ – rookie mistake!
So, about 30-35 minutes later, we finally stumbled upon the new location of Baba’s – a lot smaller and low key. We headed inside in search of some brownies/space cakes – but they had already sold out of them, this was about 12:30-12:45pm! So, not to waste the journey of what seemed like a walk to mordor, we share a pure amnesia haze, well shit – it kicked our ass, hard! I think we spent about an hour in the coffee shop before it was wearing off!
So, roughly 2 1/2 hours spent already, we looked at getting back and getting some rest in before heading out for the night – some would say it was a waste of a day and I would agree, but that weed was something else, truly an experience!
Back at the hostel, sleep for a few hours, up and getting ready – we finally head out for the second night, this time just exploring various bars and places. We had a few pints here and there – The Old Sailor right in the heart of the Red Light District is always a popular place to drink. We soon head back to The Bulldog Hotel where we are staying and head into the bar for a few more drinks where we end up chatting to a few other people on their travels too. Fantastic night.
Goodnight Amsterdam – Day 2, done.