I lost two weeks during my six days in Amsterdam but What A Place. The Dutch aren't afraid of exposed wood or steep stairways or sexuality or soft drug use. The canals here are charming and well maintained. The city is picturesque. And what a beautiful people! And a charming history. I saw a Dutchman get taken out of his boat and escorted to jail because he was drunk driving on the canal. What a fuss he made !!! "Gawdammitt! I'm a Dutchman. You can't do that to me !!" So proud, he was. And the police seemed to respect that until he soured the exchange with abusiveness and yelling. They didn't sieze his boat which I'm sure they would do back where I'm from.