My friend and I went to
this summer. Now, I had heard all the stories about what goes on and what to do, but you don't know anything until you go. All the stories in the world can't do this place justice. The Dutch are really friendly and laid back people, the prostitutes were much better than you can imagine (if you're into that), the weed has got to be some of the best in the world, and the city was amazingly beautiful. There's way more to do there than just smoke weed and sleep with whores. It was a once in a lifetime visit.
is great. Whether you're looking to enjoy the night-life, drugs, or sightsee, there is something for everyone. The area around Central Station is super touristy. Spend a day in that area and then move on. Go to the Pijp and shop at the Albert Cuyp Market, spend a day in Vondelpark, or go to the Jordaan and hang with locals in the coffee shops. Eat at a place called Abe Vento at 2 Plantage Kerklaan, they have great cheap Italian food. Also try the cheap falafels in Rembrantplein (Maoz was my personal favourite). There is also a soup place called Soup En Zo at the Waterlooplein that has amazing soup.
is the town to visit. What is good about it? To begin with: everything! Coffe shops, museums, restaurants, and of course the red light district. If you have to travel once in a lifetime, visit Amsterdam.
This small city is really really beautiful! Enjoy walking through the old streets and take a sit in the Grote Market, the central square of
-- full of life during the day and with some pubs and street musicians at night. It's peaceful, but not boring!
Word of warning in and around
, be aware of the many vagrants, drug dealers etc. that hang around mainly the Red Light district and the main drag in from the railway station (Damrak) if they approach you or bump into you just walk away as they may accuse you of banging into them and making them drop their drugs, which you will be asked to pay for in a polite way, well, polite for a drug dealer anyway.
I have been thinking about moving to
. I have never been there but I figure you only live once. The whole city stands for everything I have based my life on -- sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll.
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