A model of freedom, tolerance, and diversity, romantic Amsterdam welcomes everyone with her uniquely laid back charm. Stroll through inviting cobblestone alleys and along miles of picturesque canals, linger at a cozy cafe, then enjoy a hearty hotchpotch washed down with a nice Dutch beer.
Alas, Amsterdam is (in)famous for her seedy side as well. Sex and soft drugs are both sold here openly and legally. You need not leave the tourist path to flirt with the working girls framed in glowing red or to catch the wafting fragrance of cannabis burning from dozens of “coffee shops”.
But Amsterdam is more than a destination for sex tourists and “experience” seekers. She is also a place of rich culture and history. Prepare to stand in awe before the works of the Dutch masters and to be humbled and inspired by the life and writings of a young Jewish girl.
So meander among the delightfully crooked buildings and engage Amsterdam’s personable, well-educated, multilingual citizens and prepare to be charmed for life. Welcome to Amsterdam!