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With its canals and coffee shops, Amsterdam can be all things to all people — a charming town filled with museums, concerts and culture, or a city of vice with its red-light district and tolerant drug policies. But the true beauty of Amsterdam lies in its historic districts that are lined with gorgeous 17th-century canal houses and cobblestone streets, where Amsterdammers spend hours chatting with friends at cafés on the water. 

As you walk or, like the locals do, bike your way across this compact city (where nearly everyone speaks English as well as Dutch), you’ll find your own reasons to explain why many visitors name Amsterdam their favorite place in Europe.