Amsterdam is a famous and gorgeous little canal town that is not for the faint of heart. It has the charm of a small European town but the legalized vice of a city. Besides the Red Light District and Coffee Shops, mostly in Rembrandt Square, this city can be traversed in a single day but take 2 days if you want to explore more or take both the vehicular and canal tours. Again, this is the city in which marijuana and prostitution are legal. However, many of the prostitutes were sold by their parents as little girls due to poverty so they work not by choice. The pimp promises freedom and payment but withholds on delivery. These girls start working in broad daylight, displaying their wares and beckoning customers through the windows of the side and even the main street buildings. The city is composed of canals with walkways and bridges on all sides, a bit more organized than Venice but harder to navigate due to its uniformity. For the price, the canal tours allow maximum coverage while learning about the history. Otherwise, even with a detailed map, the most navigationally savvy person can end up lost. Other historical mentions include the Anne Frank house from WWII and tulip market from the great crash. To summarize the tulip story, people speculated the value of tulips would go up forever so they bought many tulips. But then the price fell and the currency blew up, a major parallel to the 2007-08 housing crisis in the US. The most interesting experiences happened here. Unfortunately, what happens in Amsterdam, stays in Amsterdam. The canals are supposed to be beautiful at night but I did not stay too long because I had to catch a train to Paris.