This morning, while driving back from Friesland to Leiden, I heard one of Nothing but Thieves’ new songs:
The song is called Amsterdam. I don’t think the videoclip was actually shot anywhere near our nation’s capital though… or maybe he left his heart in the Amsterdam in New York state…?
I realized I had heard another song named Amsterdam just a week ago, by the Danish band Nephew:
I was looking into Nephew as they were one of the big names starring on the Roskilde Festival 2018 poster. Amsterdam was obviously one of the first songs I clicked on and I must say I was very pleasantly surprised! I really like their sound and am looking forward to seeing them play @ RF18. All I have to do is brush up on my Danish… :s
Sadly for me, a band that will not be present at Roskilde but is very high on my wanna-see-live-bucketlist, is Coldplay. Did you know thay also have a song called Amsterdam?
Oh! And I just learnt that Imagine Dragons, another fave of mine, also has one!
None of these songs seem to have a lot to do with the city they’re named after.
Want to know more about Amsterdam?
Read about the (slightly cliché) must-sees here, look into a list of free tours here or watch these 14 (very accurate!) YouTube tips below:
My tip: leave Amsterdam at least one day during your stay and visit another city in the Netherlands to get a feel of the non-Disney version of the low lands!
Non – Amsterdam tips:
- the place I’ve been calling home since 2004 and I don’t plan on leaving any time soon!
- Rembrandt van Rijn’s birthtown
- Home of the first University of the Netherlands
- Modern by default > bombed to bits during WWII
- Cool, edgy and innovative
- Colorful melting pot
- Most southern city of the Netherlands
- Feels like France on a sunny day
- Cool caverns and beautiful river landscapes
- Hills! Believe me, that’s a big deal here…
I can name several other out-of-A’dam tips but I’ll leave it at this for now. Fellow WP blogger bitterballen bruid has put together an awesome list though. Read it here!
Enjoy your time in the Netherlands!