Amsterdam is a small sheep farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa, lying next to the border with Swaziland. Evidently this is not the Amsterdam we are currently in. Amsterdam, Netherlands also serves as a convenient stop over on the way to its former colonial outpost. At the Gollem bar, just off Spuistraat, we enjoyed some La Chouffe beer and what amounted to a wheel and a half of cheese each. And why not?