draadnagel replied to your post “speaking of which, are there any dutch tumbros on here? I’m thinking…”
When are you thinking of coming to the Netherlands? Because 26th of April is King’s day and it’s a national holiday which means that the entire country is in chaos, but it’s also a huge ass party everywhere. Depends on what you want to do around here
OMG. The real question is what CAN I do?? I welcome suggestions as I am clueless re Europe. I might have to take you up on an April 26 trip.
That’s cool dorkery, you’re welcome to come here and tag along! On King’s Day (It used to be queens day, it’s a bit weird to say King’s Day) we usually browse the flea market for a couple of hours and then find a nice park with music and lots of beer. Last year we switched it up and did truffels in our living-room pillow fortress which was so much fun. The large outdoor parties are not my cup of tea but they can be fun if you’re with the right crowd. But there is something for everybody during King’s Day.
If you’re coming to the Netherlands I really recommend visiting the Rijksmuseum, which is possible during the King’s Day weekend, but not recommended because it’s the busiest period of the year. But I really want to vist the Rijksmuseum and I haven’t since its reopening last year. Before that it was closed for 10!!! years, which means the last time i’ve been there when was I was 15. Amsterdam is beautiful this time of year but I can really recommend Utrecht (where me and wondermilkybeetch live) because it’s smaller, has fewer tourists and it has a beautiful old city center. It’s also an old Roman city and they actually marked in the city where the Roman Empire started (the Limes).
That sounds super great draadnagel! I’m looking at travel arrangements now and if it’s all right with you, I could come on Friday/Saturday morning and leave on Monday night? (Coaches are the only viable [see: cheap] option for me right now so those are my only arrivals and departures :x )
With that extra time, I think if my schedule frees up I can take the opportunity to see Amsterdam too! FIRST TIME IN THE NETHERLANDS I CANNOT HELP BUT BE EXCITED.
also be aware i won’t shut up and will be asking you all the history questions
Cool! No problem. What do you mean by coach? because if you travel to the Netherlands by boat I can come pick you up on friday/saturday (preferably friday because of the afore mentioned chaos on saturday) and you can travel with a discount on my transport pass (40% off on public transport for fellow travellers). Public transport is pretty reliable here in the Netherlands because we are a small country with a lot of infrastructure.
You can sleep on an airbed in our Christopher Walk-in-closet because we don’t have a separate guest room (we live in a sort of student house with 5 people who are all very nice and chill people). Just let me know what your plans are and then we can make preparations.
p.s. do you have any dietary restrictions so we can keep those in mind.
Coach = Bus. I’ll be arriving at the Eurolines bus stop, Jaarbeurspein, Central Stn, 8.15 am on Friday morning, 25 April! Also, that sounds perfectly fine! I AM EXCITED! Also I have no restrictions at all, thank you :D (although I shy away from pork if possible)
OKAY SO I AM DOING IT
I AM BOOKING MY TICKETS
I’VE BOOKED IT