Amsterdam Uitmarkt

This last weekend was the Amsterdam Uitmarkt. This event celebrates the opening of theater season in Amsterdam and takes place in the center of the city. It’s over now, but info can be found here (in Dutch, and frankly a pretty crappy website). We walked around and looked at a lot of booths that were handing out literature – not too exciting really. If you want to see something actually HAPPENING, you need to check out the schedule and wait in line to get into a theater. We saw a 20 minute modern dance performance that I liked and DB found boring. Ah well, that’s why you go and try things out. You don’t spend any money only to find out it’s not your thing.

Too bad the weather wasn’t very good. We got SOAKED biking home in the afternoon. Typical! August has been the wettest year in 100 years here. July was the hottest in 100 years. Maybe the winter will be the coldest, which would be wonderful for ice-skaters.

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