Let me start out by saying that I love Amsterdam. & since I’ve started dating a guy from there I have had the opportunity of being able to visit more than once… I like to compare Amsterdam to New York’s SOHO… it’s very chill, the people are nice, and the overall energy is very relaxed. Weed is regulated here, the drinking age is 18, and well the guys are uncut. So yeah, I think that is more than enough reason as to why if I wasn’t living in NYC that I’d be living here full time.
While here I’ve experienced a lot more than the average tourist… I’ve had the opportunity to experience The Amsterdam Student Society (in Dutch: Amsterdamsch Studenten Corps). It’s something that has been around for over 100 years and most of the guy’s fathers were once in it. It’s basically like our US fraternities but with more rules, crueler hazing and a lot lot lot lot lot more beer. Every night different fraternities and sororities host a night where everyone from their group get together and get wasted. But, it’s not that simple really… There are a ton of rules that have to be followed like:
Basically the experience is something very unique, you can’t compare it to anything else. If you do compare it with anything it’s just going to suck lol. So just imagine all of these straight guys drinking beer and me a little blonde kid from New York there watching it all aha… Believe it or not I had a lot of fun and it def was something I will never forget.