A Long Day
Amsterdam Travel Blog› entry 7 of 41 › view all entries
The sun finally came out today! This gave me a perfect opportunity to explore the outide of the city more. I walked to Leidesplein, the artsy college district of Amsterdam. The neighborhood was very laid back, much different than the hectic craziness of the Centrum. Leidesplein is connected to the Vondelpark, which was still extremely muddy from all the rain, but still beautiful none the less. I can't wait to see it when May comes around.
After checking out the Vondelpark, I walked over to the Van Gogh Museum, something I've always wanted to go see. A few highlights were "Starry Night", of course, his Self Portraits from various stages in his career, and I developed a newfound appreciation for "The Potato Eaters", a study in using color mixes for shading rather than the (at the time) conventional method of mixing in black.
Which brings me to why I am so tired. Remember that comment I made on here about my hostels not being that bad? Well, I think I've changed my mind about one of them. I had to book a second hostle in Amsterdam because of my last minute extended stay. I will never EVER go back to that hostel. EVER. Even if you payed me money. Hands down the worst place I've ever laid my head for a night. Nasty bathrooms, and I do mean nasty in every sense of the word, terrible lumpy, uneven beds and I'm pretty sure there was dried vomit in the corner of my room. Ah well, such is the life of a backpacker, eh?
What's even funnier, I had booked two nights at this place and only actually stayed one night in the hostel.
France will be a welcome change.
The Crap Hostel's name is The Globe Center, for those who were wondering. DON'T GO THERE!