Moments in Amsterdam

I'm heading to Amsterdam for a week for a work event but I'm taking some extra time while I'm there because I've never been. This will be an ongoing list as the trip happens.
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    Obligatory wing shot
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    A new addition to my Selfies with Sleeping Strangers collection
    Selfies With Sleeping Strangersβ„’ \\\ how do you all get those fancy title links?!
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    The government has bought 170 Tesla cars for airport taxi drivers here.
    It just reaffirms my love for the car.
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    My hotel is the glass one.
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    Centraal Station is pretty cool.
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    Instead of parking decks for cars, they have parking decks for bicycles.
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    A canal
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    The Royal Palace takes their chandeliers very seriously. As they should.
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    So many wieners in the Red Light District
    Is it supposed to be capitalized, @franksars?
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    This bar in the Red Light District was playing John Mayer.
    I really feel like he'd be proud.
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    Window art at its finest
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    Next to a "cafe" in the Red Light District
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    Another canal
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    Men go in here and pee on the ground... In public.
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    The Rijksmuseum is MASSIVE.
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    Inside the Rijksmuseum
    It's massive.
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    An old πŸ”« exhibit at the Rijksmuseum
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    People constantly climb on the I Amsterdam sign
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    Went to a Warhol X Banksy exhibition at MOCO
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    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
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    I'm still trying to figure out what's going on with these giant columns in my hotel
    Melting penises?
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    I stopped to watch these people talking in the window on a walk home.
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    The best goddamn sandwich I've ever eaten in my life
    Pastrami, rocket (arugula), cheese shavings, grain mustard, and cabbage on wheat bread. LIFE CHANGING!
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    Stop it with these gorgeous canals, Amsterdam.
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    Why you gotta be so charming?
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    The cheese was unreal.
    So many cheese shops and I dug it.
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    So many bicycles
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    My hotel
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    Each floor of my hotel is a different color.
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    I love this building and all its ironwork.
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    I've loved all the art here, especially in the Red Light District
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    See you guys later!
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    Van Gogh museum
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    Theo Wolvecamp at the Stedelijk Museum
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    A massive, three-dimensional wall piece made of plastic drink stirrers by We Are Carpets
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    Another one, this time made from drink umbrellas
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    A dinner view
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    The view from my work event did not suck. Apparently that's the church Rembrandt was buried in
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    My entire reason for going to Amsterdam was to attend an event/dinner that was to unveil a top secret collection from designer Marcel Wanders and Alessi. The collection was circus-inspired and the event was completely insane in the best possible way.
    The night included a silent elevator bellhop on roller skates, jesters that served us food and drinks all night, a man on stilts messing with us while we were eating, a magician, a marching band, an insane amount of alcohol, and lots of fun.
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    Here's part of the collection
    They added color to stainless steel tabletop items.
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    Marcel Wanders making a speech
    He's one of my favorite designers and he's charming as hell. Like, he makes me melt listening to him. Somehow, I was seated next to him at dinner and it was incredible.
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    This dude from the party will haunt me.
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    She was majestic.
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    The giant horse that lives in one of Marcel's hallways
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    My phone eventually kicked it but I managed to take some photos with my mom's phone.
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    My biggest bummer was not getting to see @franksars because my phone made it next to impossible to communicate. But we're going to hang out next time!
    Plus, his Amsterdam list of things to do was πŸ’―! It was our bible.