Amsterdam: Introduction

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Whether you're a seasoned visitor or yet to cut your cannabis teeth in one of its famous coffee shops, Amsterdam is a city that rarely disappoints. Its youthful, tolerant atmosphere seeps into every street corner generating a relaxed and sociable vibe and tourists are largely welcomed as long as they are prepared to behave. The destination is ideal for those looking for a city break as well as visitors hoping to escape the nine-to-five grind and enjoy the legendary nightlife on offer.

Amsterdam is, above all, a city of culture and boasts a plethora of fabulous exhibition spaces and art galleries including the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum. No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without a couple of hours in one of the city's famous coffee shops which are for many tourists the primary reason for visiting. Each coffee shop has its own vibe with some priding themselves on a relaxing atmosphere and others better suited to large, loud groups who are looking for something more up-beat.

Few European cities can party like Amsterdam and once the sun goes down the hub is transformed into a reveller's paradise. From hedonistic club nights where hundreds flock enjoy the latest beats from Europe's top DJs, to sipping sophisticated cocktails in swanky bars, the city has something to suit every taste. The best way to experience Amsterdam is by foot so pull on sturdy pair of shoes, grab a map and start exploring.