The Netherlands is a country that is often associated with tulips, windmills, cheese and wooden shoes.
Amsterdam is one of the most liberal cities the world. It's also the city where you're most likely to get knocked over by a cyclist. The Dutch tear along on their bikes, often shouting at tourists to get out of the way. You might even end up in one of the many canals if you don't budge fast enough. With its countless canals, everywhere in the city centre may feel the same but Amsterdam certainly isn't boring. Nestled between the canals are the coffeeshops, with a la carte weed and magic muffins. Then there's the infamous red light district where "ladies of the night" pose in the windows.
Nobody does tulips better than the Dutch, so if you're there between March and May, why not make the tulip pilgrimage by hopping on a bus to the small town of Lisse to see seven million tulip bulbs of all colors bloom.
Not far from Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans is nicknamed "A beautiful Dutch windmill Village". It gives an idea of what the northern part of Holland was like in the past. It has the whole Dutch shebang including windmills, wooden schoes, gabled houses, arts and craft demonstrations, etc.