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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Having survived conservative make over attempts, Amsterdam is back to its usual self, welcoming visitors in for a drink, a puff, and a good time with no judgments passed. Amsterdam’s liberal laws on cannabis and prostitution give this city a reputation for promising to make dreams come true. Have a drink in a historic open-air market while people nearby smoke reefers, entertained by a man walking down the street half naked singing Eric Clapton—in Amsterdam it’s all good.

The canal lining architecture and cycling culture make this friendly city an inviting place for exploration by day and exciting adventures by night. Home to countless festivals, the city resonates with live music and is crammed with cafes, perfect for spending lazy afternoons drinking wine and listening to jazz… or orchestral, techno, or rock music. The red-light district is well worth the perusal of the daring, or for a more conventional day of sight seeing, the Rijksmuseum houses an impressive collection of classical Dutch art. The audacious backpacker, stag party attendee, wine aficionado, or art collector will all feel at home in this culturally rich, but cutting edge city.

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Amsterdam is a boiling pot of European culture mixed with their own twist on laws. The red light district is not for the faint of heart but is an attraction a visitor must see. They also have many places to drink beer and smoke cannabis, where you can do both at the same time if you wish.

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