Amsterdam is often known as the “Venice of the North” due to the fact there are so many canals! There’s 165 in the city adding up to a total length of 50km (around 31 miles).
It’s usually no problem to get by in Amsterdam without knowing a word of Dutch, but ya know… it’s nice to be polite and learn the basics.
The city is renowned for many things; history, art, the infamous red-light district, coffeeshops selling cannabis, canals… the list goes on. BUT did you know that when you land at the airport you’re four metres below sea level?