I feel like this is really late, but I actually planned to answer these in October so it’s not really late at all! I am annoyed that I just can’t make this a monthly feature, but oh well. Let’s finally answer these questions!
What’s the most unflattering image you think there is about Amsterdam?
Hmm I think you mean reputation wise? I guess that we’re all on drugs or something haha. Also let me introduce you to this wonderful video that was made in response to Fox News it’s hilarious:
Yeah it’s not a mess guys. It really isn’t.
Do you get have any bother by a person using a preference of Holland over the Netherlands?
Not really. I mean a lot of us say ‘Holland’ instead of ‘Nederland’ a lot of the time as well.
Do you cycle?
Okay this is not something I usually talk about because people in The Netherlands will give you a really weird look and usually laugh at you when you tell them but… I’m afraid to cycle. Yep. I don’t know how to ride a bike because it scares me. Especially the thought of riding one in a busy city like Amsterdam, no thank you. But seriously, it’s so normal to be able to ride a bike that people think it’s crazy when you can’t so I always feel uncomfortable when the topic is brought up and I know I might have to explain that I can’t ride a bike.
When I was little my mom and I ran into this Dutch girl group at the McDonalds and I got their autograph #score
How would you describe each season, in terms of weather and how people respond (by actions/attitude/clothing choices) to the weather?