If there is one city in the whole wide world I would really, really LOVE to visit, it would be Amsterdam in the Netherlands! Why? Man, because it is literally the land of the FREE! They have very lax rules on drugs, prostitution, and what-nots. And yet, the place is very peaceful. It seems that with all the freedom they have, the Dutch even became more responsible with their lives. So great! And in case you haven’t heard, Cannabis and prostitution is LEGAL in Amsterdam. Yup, you heard me right, LEGAL! Hehe! The photo below is from Amsterdam’s red-light district known as de Wallen.
The de Wallen is a network of alleys containing several hundred tiny one-room apartments rented by female prostitutes (and some ladyboys) who offer their services from behind a window or glass door, typically illuminated with red lights. Cool huh?? But if you’d rather go on wholesome trips, you can visit the museum dedicated to Anne Frank. You know, the lil Jewish girl who kept a diary while hiding with her family during the German occupation in a secret apartment annex. Also, there are a lot of museums in Amsterdam, the famous of which is the Rijksmuseum pictured below.
Other major museums are the Stedelijk Museum, the Rembrandt House Museum, and the Van Gogh Museum, which houses the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world. So great!!! Amsterdam is truly one amazing city – satisfy your body, feed your brain, relax your soul – all in one exciting swoop! As for places to stay, no worries. Amsterdam has lots of affordable hostels up to luxurious 5-star hotels, all yours for the taking. So what d’you say? Wanna go for a wild ride in Amsterdam with me? ;-p