The first thing many tourists do when they get to Amsterdam is start looking around to see if they can find all the dodgy stuff. So let’s start with that.
Amsterdam is famous world wide for its drugs. This is not particularly surprising considering the strong association the drugs have with Amsterdam.
The most famous and scariest of all Amsterdam’s drugs are cannabis which will bring a smile on the fear of many tourists as they stroll down the canals in search of a nice high.
Cannabis is not sold in Amsterdam’s coffee shops. It can be purchased only in a coffee shop which nevertheless has a very strong association with non-stop smoking indoors.
A typical coffee shop has to be one of those anti-smoking ones. Upon entering one, the tourist will feel as if someone has been tormenting him since the moment he walked in. There are those ones where you can smoke not only outside but also inside.
As for the rest, Amsterdam’s coffee shops can be found in almost every shopping district. They are either located next to another coffee shop or next to a hotel.
Remember, the ideal time to visit Amsterdam is during weekdays because the shops are open late. Be aware that you will be spending a lot if the coffee in them is strong.
It is advisable to visit a coffee shop only during weekdays because on the weekends they are not opened and their owners are not presentable.
Do not order coffee from a street café. They have no feeling for the customers. Order your coffee from a comfortable café only from a coffeeshop.
Instead, go to a restaurant, restaurant or a cafeteria. Chances are the owners of the café will be present and will serve you a delicious coffee.
Do not leave your trail after a Starbucks. This coffee shop has a lot of shops all across the city. You will find all of their outlets in Amsterdam.
Instead, go to a local coffeeshop, restaurant or supermarket.
Remember: A coffee shop is good place to sit and drink coffee while the shopkeepers are working.
It is better to visit a café early in the morning before the rest of the tourists arrive.
Do not order your coffee from street vendors. Their coffee is not of the quality tourists are looking for.
It is better to go to a café or restaurant that has a good techno atmosphere to make you feel grown-up.
Many restaurants in Amsterdam also have big screens or outdoor cinemas. One of these cinemas is the Bikeskaad (Cinema Bay) which shows several films.
If you do not want to wait in long queues, go to one of the restaurants with outdoor terraces. Those are the best locations for relaxing and taking the early lunch.
While in Amsterdam choose to stay at one of the city’s big hotels, but at the same time, choose among the various bed and breakfasts, apartments and skyscrapers.
You will not be able to find a perfectly situated suitable rooming house or apartment in ahawk while you are walking around. The accommodation providers will have to offer rooms in advance.
It is advisable to use a company that has an office nearby. This way, you will not waste your time on trolleys.
Make sure there is internet connectivity everywhere in the city. It is not difficult to find a free Wifi spot, but it is advisable to use a Wi-Fi connection.
Watch some TV shows, movies or specials at home. Instead of avoiding the TV, it is better to find a Wi-Fi connection just in case.
Find some comfortable accommodation at a nearby park. Instead of a hotel, try a hostel. It is better than laying in the street because it is much cheaper and you can still enjoy comfortable accommodation conditions.
Don’t wasted time onWhether to book hotel rooms in advance or go at last moment. Booking hotel rooms in advance gives you a bargaining power and getting a good deal is easier. It is also much safer to go at the last moment.
Somehow avoiding travel traffic is impossible unless you’re driving a car. Ban smoking especially in public places especially by children. Use public transport such as trains and buses instead of cars.
Avoid going by taxi at night. In the event of an attack, you’ll stand little chance against a car.
Bring some medication for your to have during your trip. The prescription of the medication should be carried in your hand luggage.
Stay out late at night only. Hours earlier or later, depending on your flight times, it becomes difficult to find a taxi.