Amsterdam is the king of European stag weekends, with a reputation as a kind of adult playground. Partygoers stagger through the Leidseplein well into the wee hours, while De Waller (Red Light District) unabashedly caters to human desire. Come sunrise, many a hangover is mellowed in the smoky coffeeshops of the Rembrandtplein.
For such a small city, Amsterdam packs in tons to do: grand art galleries, museums, vintage shops and markets just the tip of the list. Most attractions are in walking distance, meaning you can pick up a stroopwafel on your way to the Rijkmuseum, or pop in for a craft beer at one of the city’s excellent breweries. People here prefer to take the scenic route, cycling or hopping on the free ferries along its sprawling network of canals.
However, the best thing about the Dutch capital is the sense of freedom. An air of ‘free love’ remains from the 60s, with progressive laws on sex work and drugs. Locals enjoy these liberties responsibly, taking their time inside atmospheric old bars (aka brown cafes). This forward-thinking mindset translates to the city’s fascinating supply of local businesses: quirky condom emporiums, smart shops and the Electric Ladyland fluorescent museum make for brain-bending experiences.
Get cosy and leave your inhibitions at the door - Amsterdam has little room for them.
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