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Any good Amsterdam tips for me?
    #3831737 - 02/25/05 06:44 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

In a week, I'll be in Amsterdam.  My first time!!
I have my hotel sorted out, but I'd like to know if ther are some good cafes to visit.  Some of the mainstream ones, so I hear, are a bit touristy, and something of a rip off.  Anyone got any recommendations?
I'm only there for 4 days... what would a middle aged stoned woman enjoy doing?  Any ideas??
Thanks for any input. :thumbup:


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: Loosifa]
    #3831752 - 02/25/05 07:00 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Holland is a fabulous country. The lax-ed drug laws are just one of the neat things about it. Make sure to check out some of their museums if your into that. They have some of the finest art in the world.

Amsterdam is a beautiful city. Make sure to spend time checking it and not just spend the whole time stoned retarded sitting on a couch in a cafe.
My wife and I are returning there next month for another visit. This time I'm going to spend time in the Dutch county side.

I wish you a safe and exciting trip. :sun:


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: Loosifa]
    #3831771 - 02/25/05 07:22 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

in amsterdam, be sure to visit vondelpark (dont know how it is in this time of year, but in summer it is a nice park). rent a bike and go around te city. go to the grey area coffee shop, its not local but some of the finest herbs they sell. stay aware and be secure. have a nice trip.


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: Loosifa]
    #3831808 - 02/25/05 07:59 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Bring an umbrella, the weather sucks lately.  :smirk:


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: Fliquid]
    #3831843 - 02/25/05 08:26 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Is it snowing? Worried I won't be warm enough.
Do you live in Amsterdam?


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: Loosifa]
    #3831848 - 02/25/05 08:34 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

It is pretty cold yes. And we did have snow the last 3 or 4 days. But it's not like we have hills of snow.. They desolve very fast.

Take some sweaters with you.

We now have temperatures of around 3 or 4 Celsius.

I work at Amsterdam, was born there as well. But the city is currupted IMPO.
So I left.


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: chinacat72]
    #3832284 - 02/25/05 11:22 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Chinacat. Don't go to Amsterdam next month. Go to the gathering in August!

What do you say, yes?





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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: Learyfan]
    #3834518 - 02/25/05 09:27 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I have to go next month. I'm going as part of a working vacation. I will be spending most of the time with a few Dutch therapists who do the kind of work i'm interested in. I'll be collecting data for my thesis. I will also be observing some Ibogaine sessions.

As for the gathering going back isn't the problem, it's having the time.


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: BanJankri]
    #3834884 - 02/25/05 11:18 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

BanJankri said:go to the grey area coffee shop, its not local but some of the finest herbs they sell.




you wont really need to stop anywhere else for bud


Edited by Jdawg2013 (02/25/05 11:18 PM)


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: Loosifa]
    #3834888 - 02/25/05 11:19 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Play snooker, which is IMO the best billiard game ever invented; especially while stoned.


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: chinacat72]
    #3835827 - 02/26/05 05:47 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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Dutch therapists who do the kind of work i'm interested in. I'll be collecting data for my thesis.



interesting, in which field of psychology do you work?


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: stefan]
    #3835912 - 02/26/05 07:55 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I'm a graduate student in clinical psychology.
My interests are studying therapeutic models that use psychedelics.
My interest in Holland is Ibogaine. I'm collecting data from therapists who use it as a addiction interrupter. I'm traveling to Canada in June for similar studies. I'm trying to do a meta-analysis on Ibogaines efficacy. Since we don't have any therapists(above ground) who work with Ibogaine in the US I have to travel to observe this phenomenon. Mexico,Canada and Holland all have a small group of therapists who work with Ibogaine. The Dutch therapists are by far the most qualified to pass  the test of scientific scrutiny.

Last time I just interviewed people who had undergone the treatment and had them fill out a questionnaire. This time I will be doing the same and following up on how these people are doing. I am also going to get to observe several
Ibogaine sessions in progress. Though the Dutch government doesn't officially recognize Ibogaine as a drug treatment it's nice to have a country that doesn't try to stop it. It's not widespread and only a few therapists are doing it, but at least they are safe.

I would also like to say that I'm overwhelmed by the generosity of the Dutch therapists. When I first contacted them last year they hesitantly agreed to meet with me. After we talked about my past as a heroin addict and the role of psychedelics in my recovery they warmed right up. They have gone out of their way to help me collect data and obtain interviews with those who have undergone treatment. They even correspond with me through the year to let me know how things are doing. Very good people.

Once my thesis is done I probably won't do much else with Ibogaine. My long term intrests are in developing and practicing therapeutic models that incorporate the psychedelic experience. My main interest is working with Psilocybin and LSD. This field is slowly reopening in the US. If for some reason it should become impossible here I will not hesitate to move to Holland or some were I can work in this field.

I have been to Holland many times, but only last year and this year is it work related. I absolutely love the country. This time around my wife and I are also taking a political science graduate student with us. She's studying Hollands drug laws. According to her Dutch youth have a lower per ca-pita drug use than the US, despite there lax drug laws. Kind of throws the whole" if it was legal everyone would do it" argument out. She has all kinds of neat statistics on Hollands drug abuse approach and it's results. She's hoping to get more data. She will be meeting with several Dutch officials to help her.

Very neat country. The drug laws are just one thing that makes it special.
It has so much more to offer then that though. :heart:


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: Loosifa]
    #3835918 - 02/26/05 07:59 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I would also visit one of the other Dutch cities like Utrecht. It's only a 30min trainride away. Utrecht is much less touristy than Amsterdam.


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: cybrbeast]
    #3836167 - 02/26/05 11:05 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

hey, on a similar topic - how do i get from Amsterdam to Den Haag? I'm going in a couple of weeks to see Dead Can Dance, but will be spending one night in Amsterdam before going to the show on saturday...


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: Krishna]
    #3840519 - 02/27/05 10:40 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

You go the Centraal Station, you buy a train ticket. You board the train. You wait a couple of minutes. And presto, you're there.


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Re: Any good Amsterdam tips for me? [Re: cybrbeast]
    #3840575 - 02/27/05 11:21 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

find a "pub", find some drugs, do them. feel good not breaking the law doing what others in the very same moment are arrested for in other countries. do not pity the dead, and grow a mustache..

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