Amsterdam
Renowned for its fascinating architecture and a network of canals spanned by hundreds of bridges, Amsterdam is the home of world class museums, restaurants, and shopping. For extended information about the venue's city you could also visit the Amsterdam wikitravel page and Amsterdam.info.

Red Light District
The Red Light District consists of several canals, and the side streets between them, south of Central Station and east of Damrak. Known as 'De Wallen' (the walls) in Dutch, because the canals were once part of the city defences (walls and moats). Prostitution itself is limited to certain streets, mainly side streets and alleys, but the district is considered to include the canals, and some adjoining streets (such as Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk). The whole area has a heavy police presence, and many security cameras. Nevertheless it is still a residential district, has many bars and restaurants, and also includes historic buildings and museums - this is the oldest part of the city. The oldest church in Amsterdam, the Netherlands-gothic Oude Kerk on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal at Oudekerksplein, is now surrounded by window prostitution. The area has many sexshops and peep show bars. Note: Don't try to take photos of prostitutes even from the streets, or you might lose your camera without any warning.

Coffeeshops

In Amsterdam, coffeeshop means a place where cannabis is openly sold and smoked, while only café means a coffee and thee drinking place. The coffeeshops can legally store up to 500 grams of marijuana and can sell up to 5 grams to adults over 18.
 
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