One day in Amsterdam Self-Guided Walking Tour: 15 sights to see

Amsterdam is a city that is both historic and progressive, elegant and bawdy. There are 17th-century canals and trendy cannabis coffeeshops. Grand, gabled houses line the streets, while a neon glow eminates from the Red Light District. Bicycles outnumber the human population and the city’s long history of beer is being revolutionized by craft brewers.… Read the rest


Amsterdam first impressions: How our perception stacked up to reality

Amsterdam first impressions: How our perception stacked up to reality

Before we visited Amsterdam, we had an idea of what the city would be like. The name invoked images of canals, bicycles and two popular beers: Amstel and Heineken. A vague knowledge of the liberal laws regarding pot and prostitution also sifted to the forefront.… Read the rest