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Amsterdam is unique due to its very tolerant, liberal flavor. This tolerance, stretching centuries back, has produced a very vibrant culture, as manifested with the Netherlands’ great list of painters, such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Vermeer. In particular, Amsterdam has two of the best art museums in the world, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Compared to other European countries, the Dutch enjoy a relatively high standard of living.
Amsterdam is also known for its active nightlife, with some of the world’s best nightclubs in the city. The city attracts the best artists around the world for live concerts, as well as artists from other parts of the Netherlands, such as Tiësto and Fedde Le Grand.
The Dutch are also fluent speakers of English, which is a lingua franca of Europe for business. This makes the Netherlands a very convenient stop for international travelers who know at least basic English. Generally, if a tourist is lost or needs help with directions, the English-speaking locals are more than happy to help.
The currency used in the Netherlands is the euro, which is the second most used currency globally. It is therefore easy for a tourist to obtain euros in exchange for their native currency either in their own country or the Netherlands. Other currencies can be exchanged for euros at many spots around Amsterdam, especially at tourist hotspots.
Generally, Amsterdam is safe for tourists. The key is to use common sense. By using common sense, a trip to Amsterdam can be a very enjoyable and memorable one.