Known as the Moses Bridge, this unique sunken pedestrian bridge in the Netherlands was built in the 17th century and was part of a series of moats and fortresses built to try and thwart France and Spain from moving through Dutch waterways in case of invasion. Now, it’s just a gorgeous bridge.
Smoking weed and playing video games might get a bad rap, but according to one study in the Netherlands (of course the Netherlands), smoking chronic and playing video games appears to have a positive effect on helping memory loss in elderly patients with Alzheimer’s.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Dutch Mint, the Netherlands will be issuing gold and silver coins that will be the first ever printed with QR codes. The codes will link to this website that wil have some sort of surprise once the coins are launched.
The Dutch coins will be available on June 22 and will come in silver (5€ ) and gold (10€) flavors.
A while back, we reported that far-right members of the government in the Netherlands was talking about banning foreign tourists from cannabis shops and cafes in Amsterdam, but most people didn’t think it was going to happen. But alas, it has happened, backed by conservative, anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders.
Despite the fact that Amsterdam brings in a metric shit ton of money every year from tourists who flock to the hash bars, there’s a growing movement among conservatives in Dutch politics to limit cannabis sales and consumption to Dutch citizens only, completely shutting down the weed tourism industry.
Brick roads and sidewalks look nice, but traditionally they’re a pain in the ass to lay down. It’s the 21st century— why don’t we have a machine that take bricks and drops them into formation and then lays them out like a carpet? Oh shit, we do!
Just because you can go to hash bars in Amsterdam doesn’t mean the Dutch are cool with you just growing weed wherever you want. About 30,000 Dutch households will be receiving scratch and sniff cards, so they know what weed smells like so they can sniff out and report illegal cannabis farms.
If you’ve ever been rock climbing on a rock climbing wall at the local Y or wherever, you’re probably looking at 15 feet of fake rock wall, but if you’re in Groningen in the Netherlands, you can try your hand on Excalibur, a 121 foot rock climbing wall with 36 feet of overhang. The massive wall’s unique curves offer climbing for every skill level. I think I might stick near the bottom and catch the falling change.
You may not care that Holland beat Uruguay 3-2 today to advance to the World Cup finals and give those handballing Uruguayans a good what-for, but you might care if it involves sexy Chinese model Contessa Lo in Dutch orange.