When I was little, I used to love walking around the house in the wooden clogs that my mother had picked up on a trip to Holland. Last week, I got to join my co-workers for a week in Amsterdam to work on projects for WordPress.com, meet the new additions to our crew in person, and explore the city together. I may not have brought home any clogs (they even come in comfy slipper versions now), but it was great to get a glimpse of Dutch culture.
One of our coworkers lives in Holland and our trip to his hometown was one of my favorite parts of the trip. To me, Amsterdam seems like a really small city, but it’s still somewhat bustling. Getting out of town and into a calmer place was very much welcome. I’m also so appreciative that I got the chance to see the Anne Frank Museum – I found it incredibly emotional. Seeing the posters of movie stars that she’d glued to her walls really drove home what a young girl she was.