You may see Amsterdam as a lovely picturesque city of old brick houses lining great canals. You may see the brothels and hash bars. You may see the brothels and hash bars. You may see wonderful Dutch design or Rembrandt's glorious portraits. But the deeper history of Amsterdam is bound up in its unique geography, its constant battle to keep the sea at bay and the democratic philosophy that came out of this endurance. Amsterdam is tolerance, liberalism, free thinking and free love. Amsterdam was and still is home to all kinds. They work and play with people who are not members of their own group. Amsterdam is truly one of the most liberal and creative cities in the world. They care. Make it safe.