Spend the day exploring historic sites, such as Dam Square -- the site of the National Monument, Royal palace, and Nieuwe Kerke.At the heart of Amsterdam, Dam Square is a common gathering spot for tourists with its local street performers, cafés, and the occasional soccer match (yes, played on concrete).
As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a hot spot for weekend travelers.
There are hundreds of things to do in Amsterdam, from sightseeing at historic sites and museums, smoking in coffeeshops, and 'window-shopping' in the Red Light District, to simply enjoying its upbeat nightlife.
Best seen by bike or foot, Amsterdam is a quaint city with its brick buildings, central canal, street performers, and charming Dutch crêpe spots.
To best explore Amsterdam, visit a local bike shop and rent a bike for a few hours.
It is hard to miss the multitude of palm tree logos, COFFEESHOP signs, and Rastafarian flags that advertise that a place sells marijuana.
One of the most popular museums in Amsterdam is the Heineken Experience -- a fun, interactive exhibit that educates about the brewing process.
The 75-minute guided tour includes beer tastings, virtual bartending lessons, futuristic recliners for watching classic Heineken commercials, and more!
Who knows, you may happen across a marketplace, tavern, or a Smart & Sexy parade celebrating the rights of women. As a cautionary piece of advice, be mindful of the trams that tend to travel along the narrow streets without demanding much notice.
Amsterdam has a unique culture that allows travelers to smoke in coffeeshops, explore museums by day, and witness the streets of the Red Light District by night.
Amsterdam's cannabis-stocked coffeeshops are a necessary stop for many travelers.
There are more than 300 Amsterdam coffeeshops -- with varying atmospheres and styles -- to choose from.