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I'm going. On a stag do.
What should I do?
(Prizes will be awarded for the most obvious/witty/avant garde answers).
I'd recommend hiring out bikes and going for a cycle ride out to the islands to the North East or the fields and windmills to the west.
Go to the Heinnekin brewery, smoke some weed in the Grasshopper, go to the Red Light District, see a sex show, get a quickie off of a asian prostitute while your mates wait outside, and then spend a week wallowing in your regret and scratching your pubes.
Do not go to the Heineken 'Experience'. It is awful, particularly as it's not actually a brewery anymore so it's just sort of a cobbled together museum. Take your thirteen Euros, buy a bottle of Jenever and drink it as you roam the streets.
Do go to the House of Bols for a splendiferous boozy museum experience with proper drinks and cocktail wanging at the end.
Do buy your dinner from the shop where they put the cheeseburgers in the hot cupboards out the front.
Do expect to pay 5 euros for a pint of Heineken, so either shop around, drink Belgian beer or jenever or get high to get your money's worth.
Go and see Ajax maybe?
I want to know what Amsterdam is like now it has the smoking ban. Does it effect all the cafe's etc? Anyone?
...it's fucking freezing in February. As such, try to make any activities indoors-based (ie brothel/weedshack/police cell/etc).
Or PM chris_is_cool.
Or (don't) go to the banana bar and then fall asleep on a bench.
Cycle around in the rain
don't piss in a park. a pal of mine did and got fined 190 euros (admittedly it was at new year, and they were extra strict (more police + double fines) but still)
MAYBE THEY WERE TOO BLAZED TO BUILD TOILETS
is there a "make weed jokes about amsterdam" type swear jar? i owe it a quid.
What else are you going to do in Amsterdam?
Should also check out the The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, did you know it's the oldest stock exchange in the world?
Oh and buy some clogs while you're there too.
places to go
places not to go
it's well chilly over there in February
see if there are any gigs on at paradiso, bitterzoet melkweg, but be prompt for them. Go to molenpad or brouwerij t 'ij for nice beer away from tourists. Or if you're just going to be there for 3 days getting hammered with the lads then pancake corner in leidserplein is the cheapest place to drink where you can watch football and dampkring or mellow yellow are much better than cafe's such as the bullfrog.
But obviously a stag do (wheeeeeeeeeeey) is not a gallery/museum thing. Have fun getting stoned like an English bellend, it's probably all the group will allow you to do. Although I read they were banning it for tourists...
Maybe you can rent a boat and take a load of beers with you and just cruise around all the canals having a laugh. I don't know if this is possible but I'd enjoy it.
*comment about making chilli in a cottage or something*
They grow up so fast/About bloody time - he's not getting any younger.
like an english tourist bellend, i want to get stoned too. wheres good?
We're staying in the IBIS in town. Cheap and clean. Like your mum ;)
well I don't know, there's lots to do in Amsterdam, February not hte best month and being as it's a stag do it's more of a follow the stag/groups decissions so you may be limited.
go for smokes in Abraxas/Popeyes/Bluebird and look around a bit aswell. if you're going out, then OT301 is like a squatty place with quite eclectic alternative-y music, trouw for filthy techno or d'n'b' or Leidseplein (Paradiso, Melkweg) for more commercial stuff. look on their websites for listings.