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Friday, June 18, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Five
arts

Carousing: What to and what not to

By MARK ALLEN FARBER By far the worst place in Am-
special to The Daily sterdam, (in -my opinion , is
AMSTERDAM - Paris is Dam square. This is the interna-
known for her museums. Copen- tionally known square in front of
hagen for her pornography. Mu- the royal palace where all of the
nich for her whore houses and freaks hang out. The only prob-
beer. New York for her enter- lem is that most of the freaks
tainment and San Francisco for are mere American students play-
her rock culture. However, if you ing freak for the summer (in be-
want all of these elements at one tween pre-med semesters) or
time and of the best quality, the German students doing likewise.
only place to head for is Am- The congregation kind of reminds
sterdam. Amsterdam is by far me of the Diag on a sunny spring
the most exciting city I have ever day when everyone is out, but
visited. It is beautiful, friendly, nothing is happening. (I'm not
safe and WILD-WILD-WILD. To knocking the Diag, bet it does
add to these virtues it is relative- have its duller moments. Mulling
inexpensive. around Dam Square is rather like
If you love aft Amsterdam has a mod production of Waiting for
the two finest museums that I've Godot.
ever visited: (Yes, I've been to If you want to do the Freak
the Louvre, the Metropolitan, and Icnyoh-antetodthe Fek-
the New York Modern). The scene, head over to the well-
Rijksmuseum National Art Gal- known Paradisi ballroom. There
lery has an extensive collection you can hear mussc (Acid Rock
of Dutch Masters including many orw ns, i m iybnse with the
Hals, Yermeers, a n d Rem- soaditemnl ihte
Haans, Te M ir, ad em - real Dutch as well as the tourist
which s. The Municipal Museum crowd. It's easy to find a gram
which specializes in modern art or hit'adteqait s' o
has one of the largest collections bad The crowd in Paradisto is
of Van Gogh and many Chagalls . te .ryne isois
It also has first-class special ex- truly tolerant. Everyone is doing
hibitions. When I paid my visit, press others. There is a dance
there was a colorful display of hall on the main floor, a cafe
Cuban Revolutionary Poster Art above and a playroom some-
and Vincent Spinetti's kicky, whei end yOhm s me
"Eat Art." (Decorated cookies, where in between. (Oh. by the
"Eagert.,"nDeoatred cooies way, just to dispel a few illu-
spaghetti, and other edibles. sions, hashish is not legal in Am-
Moving on to a baser art form, sterdam. However, it is so readi-
but equally as old, Amsterdam ly available that the radio often
has the most beautiful prostitutes broadcasts its daily going price.)
that I've ever laid my eyes upon.
These girls, who congregate in If you're into the more conven-
the red light district near the tional disco/cabaret scene, head
train station, and who display over to the Rembrandtsplein or
their scantily clad wares in front -
of their windows, look more like
choir girls than women of the TONIGHT t
night. Their prices are moderate
and the disease rate low. So ifa7 D
you are looking for a ....7 P.M .
Having discussed high and low
life, let's move on to mid-ground.
Beer drinkers (not me!) rejoice!
Heinikens Brewery conducts a
free tour every morning which
concludes at a non-stop beer tap.
You can drink as much as you
can hold and there are even crac-
kers and other condiment, to
compliment your brew.
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Leidseplein, the major enter-
tainment sections, which are
open to all hours of the night. The
entertainment choices are di-
verse: Rock dance bands, ball-
room dancing, strippers, Dutch
vaudeville, and drag shows. On
weeknights there are usually no
cover charges and on weekends
they are very slight. There is
never any minimum. Drinks are
very inexpensive so you can go
club hopping from dawn till dusk
for about $6.00. (However don't
forget to tip the doorman as you
leave.)
If you are into the more voy-
euristic your place is the red
light district Persue some por-
no, see some stag films, or catch
a live sex show. However if you
are heading for Copenhagen,
save these things till you reach
the Danish mecca of sex.
If you dig classical music and
there is a concert playing in the
famous Concertgebow hall, don't
miss it. The Symphony is excel-
lent I am told, and the hall's
acoustics are the best in the
world. (Unfortunately the hall
was empty during my stay.1
In spite of all these assets, the
best thing about Amsterdam are

the people. They are friendly
and tolerant. They are also multi-
lingual (Dutch, English, French,
and German) and are always to
help you find your way around
the city or just strike up a con-
versation. Please remember as
you travel that a city is not just
museums and nightlife but most
importantly the people. Talk to
them, meet them, and see what
they think. Look into the youth
culture of other lands. You will
learn far more this way than by
hitting every museum in town.
Well as you can probably tell
I am enchanted with Amsterdam.
I love the people, and the city
has 'a perfect blend of culture
and nightlife for my particular
tastes. I was there six days and
it wasn't enough. See what you
think.
P.S. Amsterdam is the diamond
cutting center of the world. Catch
a diamond cutting exhibition
while you are there. They are
fascinating and educational.' If
you have the cash, diamonds are
the cheapest you can get them,
so get them if you want them
and ca nafford them. I neither
want them, nor can afford them,

I put all my money into Dutch
chocolate and ice-cream.
PP.S. The Losey film. The
Go Between, won at Cannes. I
will see it if it is playing in Bri-
tain. Evidently I split three days
too soon! C'est La Vie.
Litter doesn't throw
itself away; litter
doesn't just happen.
People cause it-and
only people can prevent,
it. "People" means you.
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Miss J takes a show-stopper
"curtain call". . a one-part
play on the long and the
short of patio dramatics.
It's a long cotton knit dress
with front slit to show the
attached shortcut pant.
Red/navy or navy/gold
S-M sizes. $23.
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