Schlagwort-Archiv: Amsterdam


In Amsterdam’s central train station, there was a special waiting room, technically for the use of Saskia or whoever was currently king or queen, but never actually used because it was so outrageously non-norMAL.


“Who writes it?” “Parliament. In the Netherlands we call it the States General.” “And who you reading it to?” “The States General.” “So you could just be cut out of the loop and save yourself the trouble!”


Now, trying to get Dutch people to prepare for disasters was a little like trying to get English people to watch football on the telly or Americans to buy guns.

Neal Stephenson: Termination Shock

Simply the best.

If only the rest of the world had the same amount and kind of bike paths.

Lightning trip.

Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton
Talking in our beds for a week
The newspapers said, say what're you doing in bed
I said we're only trying to get us some peace

John Lennon: The Ballad Of John And Yoko


You’ve spent time in Amsterdam, which may give you some idea of what London is like, except that London is not nearly as well organized.

Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver


“Meaning what? That you’ve become used to preserving your faith despite being surrounded by heretics?” “No. Rather, it’s as if I’ve got an Amsterdam inside of my head.” “A what !?” “Many different sects and faiths that are always arguing with one another. A Babel of religious disputation that never dies down. I have got used to it.”

Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver

Watching the Watchers.

Als reactie op de inzet van burgerwaarnemers, zetten de politiebonden nu zelf ook waarnemers in om burgerwaarnemers te controleren.

NOS: Veelbesproken proef preventief fouilleren van start in Amsterdam (2021-09-01)

Back in town.

I am yours now
So now I don't ever have to leave

The xx: Islands

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