So let's see... Day 1, Flight to Amsterdam
My host dad drove me to the airport in the morning. I had to get up at 5amish which is not my forte. So we arrived around 10am and headed to the hotel to drop off our things. We stayed in a very quaint area that reminded me of Boston. Our first visit was the Llyod Hotel that was partially redone by MDRV. The rooms were done by various designers/artists. We also had lunch there which was delicous. Can I also note that I am totally on board with having milk at every meal? Love it, Dutch. Later the ID students went to visit Edenspiekermann, a graphic firm. For dinner some of us went and got Chinese food, keeping it cheap. Then we all met up at Concertgebow? for a Brazilian piece. It was SO cool! There was a band called "pianorchestra" who played music using only a piano. Then there was this amazing family that played together as well as separately who were SO talented. I was blown away.
Day 2, Train to Utrecht
We went to Utrecht to see the Schroder Haus! We had a tour inside of it and inside of the buildings next to it the Rietveld also designed. It was so amazing. It's such a fantastic experience to actually be at a place you have studied and be able to take in the experience first hand. It creates a whole new connection. After that we went to Utrecht University and walked around their campus a bit. I was SO excited that we ran into the Basket Bar! I was not expecting it at all! We had lunch there. After that we went into the library and the Educatorium, both amazing buildings.