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Charming brick buildings
So many stereotypes, so many preconceptions. Alot of people I've met want to go to Amsterdam for only a few reasons. Others I've met don't want to go for the very same reasons. A city liberal in every respect has a tendency to develop a certain reputation. Personally, I enjoy the city's unrepressed vibe but it's not the only reason to go. If you plan to pass your time in a smoky haze, you'll miss the city's subtle side.
Known as the "Venice of the North," Amsterdam is rich with natural and architectural beauty. With countless canals running through the city center, there's a good view to be found from any of the city's many bridges. Charming brick buildings line cobble-stone roads and at night, lampposts bath the city in a soft, orange light. The city is picturesque, like something from a fairy-tale.
In some ways, the city is two cities in one. Centrum, the area near the central train station