Amsterdam 2006

In 2006 I had an apartment in Amsterdam. My employer paid for it so I could work there. I still had to take a tram trip to my work that lasted about an hour. Once the tram reached the city centre, the tourists got on the tram and they were usually quite excited and noisy. This annoyed me no end.

One day, I noticed this girl sitting in the tram. I got annoyed by the tourists again and wanted to say: “Ik kom hjir wei.”, but that is actually not the case as I am from Friesland. So I said: “I’m from Holland, where the fuck you from.” and noticed this girl looking out the window with a grin on her face. She was wearing this exact same coat by the way.

In the video you can see how I was sitting in the tram, being annoyed and all.

When this video came out I was hospitalized. I saw it on television in the hospital, which was nice.

© Koos Swart 2013