Yes, I ate the magic truffles in Amsterdam. I don’t have that much experience with mushrooms, but it was a relaxing and thought-provoking trip. Mushrooms are technically illegal in Amsterdam, but when the Dutch government banned mushrooms they left a loophole that allowed the sale of truffles. From what I was told, truffles tend to be a little weaker than shrooms, contain both psilocin and psilocybin, and don’t have the wide range of alkaloids that mushrooms do. This is why the dosage amount differs by roughly 10 grams depending on how experienced you are and the potency.
We visited the Anne Frank House before we took the shroomies. The line took an hour, but its avoidable if you wake up early and go. The best part about the museum was that you never had that awful feeling of being drowned in information. Although depressing, it was astounding to feel and see the secret annex where the Frank’s hid out in for more than two years. This is a must go if you plan on traveling to Amsterdam.
The truffles tasted like acidic nuts, which was better than I was expecting. We ate them on an empty stomach at the smallest restaurant in Europe, “Pannekoekenhuis”. The restaurant has four tables, hundreds of teapots hanging from the ceiling, and requires you to climb up a very steep staircase. As we were getting up to leave I felt the floors and walls shaking and tilting. I knew the truffles were taking effect and the claustrophobic environment heightened my senses. Obviously nothing was moving, but I had to get out of there.
We walked around the city for the next three hours or so. At first, it was a little overwhelming; my legs felt like jelly, I thought I weighed about 45lbs, and my mind was moving a mile a minute. We staggered through Vondelpark in quest for the IAMSTERDAM letters. After meandering around for an hour, we realized the letters weren’t in there. Apparently, the city moves the letters to different areas throughout the year. Eventually, we found them in back of the Rijksmuseum. This was a pinnacle moment during my trip. As I stood on top of the letters I felt what it was like to be alive. The sensation was impeccable and I was so grateful of everything in my life at that moment. I don’t by any means condone doing drugs and I wouldn’t allow myself to jeopardize my career by abusing drugs, but I do think you can find enlightenment and knowledge from them. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and I have similar philosophies when it comes to drugs. This is in reply to his favorite drug, “I guess marijuana. I’ve had a select set of really beautiful, powerful, psychedelic experiences on certain drugs but I never got into just doing it at a party: ‘Oh let’s get f—ed up and drop acid’. That’s so retarded and disrespectful to your body and the drug itself. Mushrooms, acid and ecstasy can offer you a new perspective. They can also offer you nothing.”
The magic mushies were as advertised and I suggest anyone who is in a healthy mental state to try them. But don’t blame me if you freak out and become a crazy psychopath. Take them at your own risk!!