The Longest Day in Amsterdam

Today was the longest day! Summer has officially started in the Northern hemisphere (hence it rained in NL πŸ˜‰ ), and it was also a first!
A first for an official tall people day in The Netherlands! TheΒ launch of this day was in Amsterdam at ‘Ripley Believe It or Not’, where an on scale ‘statue’ of the tallest man who ever lived, Robert Wadlow (8’11’1 / 2.72m), was presented. He made me look tiny, I quite liked feeling like that, and I’m sure I’ll feel like that again this Sunday!

In honour of this Tall people day, there will be an event in NL this Sunday 26 June, Tall Together, organised by one of the tallest men of NL, langzijn.nl and Pretty Tall, all pictured below.

tall people

I was going to make most of this very long day! After a fun morning spent with a lot of tall people, I met up with my friend Sandra who lives abroad. We had some catching up to do, so we spent a lovelyΒ afternoon in Amsterdam.

Dam Amsterdam
We didn’t make it far as we decided to have lunch at the W hotel, a stone’s throw away from where the launch was. It’s fairly new, and I had never been, but I did hear rumours about a rooftop pool. In Amsterdam. That needed to get a seeing.

W Hotel Amsterdam
Not really a rooftop pool kinda day as you can see, so we decided to just have lunch inside and enjoy some nice food and views over Amsterdam.


Oh, and a glass of wine and festive dessert. We were celebrating the Longest Day after all! πŸ™‚


After an extended lunch -it was still raining- we popped into a few shops only to turn home empty-handed (body scrub doesn’t count, does it?) but with a camera roll full of selfies and ussies.

Amsterdam W hotel

My top was bought at Pretty Tall Fashion

This longest day was a great one and I’m happy it lasted as long as it did. If you are based in NL, or prepared to travel here, come meet Tallguides‘ Sallee and myself at the Tall Together event on Sunday, but be quick;Β tickets are selling out quickly after all the exposure today!

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    25 June 2016 at 23:24

    How fun! Beautiful place!!

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