Hello, dear friends, and sorry for leaving you without updates for a whole week: when on a trip, time really flies and it’s getting harder and harder to keep track. In the past week Alina and I ended up going to Disneyland Park in Paris (thank you so much, my love, it’s the best birthday gift ever), and I’ll write about that a bit later. But yetsrday Alina and I headed to the science center NEMO in Amsterdam and ended up taking a short 1-hour cruise amongst the prettiest of canals. For Nemo you really need to take quite a bit of time: there are five floors with a roof terrace and a small pool for little children to play in, so count on quite a handful of hours to spend in that place.
All floors are dedicated to different themes, like space or the brain, and I personally really enjoyed seeing how much space psychology is taking in the museum. If you are curious about social psychology, this is quite the thing for you! There are videos with Philip Zimbardo and interviews with the participants of the prison experiment, and Milgram’s experiments as well…
The center reminded me a bit of the science museum in Haifa, it has quite a similar set of interactive toys and all kinds of demonstrations of the power of physics. But Nemo has quite a few fun experiences: you can discover your musical preferences by rating 31 fragments of musical pieces on the computer and also see how unique you are by choosing your individual characteristics like hair, eye color and fingerprint type. See my result above (now you know some not obvious facts about me too!).
I strongly advise to ask around if the place you visit has ISIC student card discounts, as they are quite useful. While Alina was visiting first time and used the IAmsterdam, I limited myself to using the student card – I’ve seen half the museums already and I’m not always fond of arts as well.
But, putting it simply, the experience of being in this city is just wonderful and never tiring. I never want to leave this place in spite of the shifty weather and the shops that close after 6 PM. I suggest you try to take the cruise on a boat at least once to enjoy a trip after a long day of running around, so you can sit, chill, enjoy a drink and look as the people on the boats and bikes are passing by, waving your way….
Besides, from now including 8 of august you can still get a professional photoshoot with me in Amsterdam!
So, write me and we’ll make some new memories!