Amsterdam is geographically half way between Germany and Britain and I think it takes on the best of both countries, the efficiency of Germany and the coolness of Britain.
I like Amsterdamse Bos, it is always beautiful and always changing, also Het Twiske in the North is a great place to get back to nature. The city has so much culture; I like photography so I love to visit the FOAM museum and the Huis Marseille Museum.
The Dutch are sensible people but on New Years Eve it’s like all of their sensibility goes out the window. Letting fire works off in public places with their bare hands is perfectly acceptable, it’s like a living war zone for one night!