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.
is a lovely place. Everyone here travels around on bikes because the land is so flat, so be careful to look out for bikes when crossing the road! Book accommodations in the city well in advance and haggle with the people on the door of Madame Toussauds if you go there because they will drop their prices willingly!
I am born Dutch and have lived in
for more than twenty-five years. To all those worried about drug dealers on the streets -- do not worry, ignore the poor suckers who are basically selling only cheap sh*t to ignorant people who don´t know how to say "no thank you." Please understand as well that the people selling drugs on the streets are really just poor addicts who should not be taken seriously. They will never be aggressive, by the way. Why should we put them in prison? They just look for the sucker who wants to make their day by buying their washpowder or henna powder for five hundred times its value. Real suckers will get high from this anyhow! Enjoy Amsterdam, and do not think that everybody smokes all this stuff. Most Amsterdammers do not use drugs. You can have a great time without it as well!
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!
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.
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.
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