FAVOURITE CITY, SEAN X
I went to Amsterdam for my birthday and fell in love with it. I was staying pretty close to the city, and the transport is great. I also went to this club, Melkweg, which was a really packed, super popular place. It’s a big arts hub as well, with a live venue and everything.
You’ve got to check it out if you’re ever in Amsterdam. That’s one of the places I was sure to hit up the first time I went, which was last year, around my birthday. Melkweg was one of the best times I’ve had, and the nightlife in general is amazing.
And yes, we did indulge in “the plant”, because it’s honestly everywhere – it would be harder to avoid it. You’d go to a coffee shop and they’d have it in everything, but it wasn’t even a big deal; all the places were really chill. I suppose they better be, at that point.
It’s actually interesting, looking around, it’s really mostly tourists who are taking part in that. The locals all just smoke cigarettes, so while it is part of the culture there, it’s not exactly what you’d be looking for if you really want to live like a local.
I’d always wanted to go, so I checked it off the list for my last birthday. It’s coming up again next week, and I’d love to go again. It was the best birthday trip I’ve ever had. I’ve no plans to go again this year, unless anyone wants to take me for a birthday surprise. Just saying!