Best and worst of Amsterdam

[I sure don’t have time for this kind of sheer-joy-of-it writing right now, but this was 95% whipped together two months ago and I wanted to get it off my damned list.]

Some of the best and worst things about Amsterdam, based on a few days worth of insomnia-addled observations while on vacation there in May:

The best:

The finest moment of the trip: a perfectly timed beer and writerly time-out at a pub table right on a canal. Awesome.

And the worst…

My wife, enjoying some of the only good coffee in Amsterdam.