With more canals than Venice, your more likely to be crushed by a silent but deadly tram or a wild herd of bike riders in suits than you ever are with a car. I had a good time in Amsterdam- the city is pretty, clean and everyone is super polite. Had wonderful time enjoying Indonesian rice tables, a drink at an ex pat bar The Flying Dutchman, and staring intently at every Van Gogh piece in the Van Gogh Museum.