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Still on the fence about how a mid-50's married couple would fit in & enjoy the city... it seems so much sounds like it's is being written by college seniors and rock band tech crew members, that it sounds like we've just signed on for either Cancun at Easter Break, or Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.

We dont drink beer and we don't smoke weed. (LOL: I'm picturing Pinto in Animal House: "That means that one tiny atom in my fingernail could be one whole universe!....Could I buy some pot from you?")

But I digress.

Anyway, any thoughts on that perception, and opinion if 3 days is enough time to see the top 7-10 attractions in the city.


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I am in my early 50s and I don't smoke weed.

Have been visiting Amsterdam for years and love it!

There is so much to see but my favourite thing to do is stroll by the canals anytime of year. The architecture is stunning and it is a great City to take some wonderful photographs.

The restaurants serve excellent food and so do the cafes. The desserts are to die for:-) My failing is the crepes. Sweet or savoury. Have at least one a day when I am there:-)

Amsterdam is always portrayed for drugs and prositutes but there is far more to this beautiful City than that.

I have very rarely been approached by a drug dealer. When I have it has been around Dam Square but I didn't feel threatened.

The Red Light District most tourists would go once I suppose but can be avoided.

You will find other side streets where prostitutes are sitting in their windows but they are not everywhere.

PC Hoofstraat is a good place to go window shopping. It has some fabulous shops. Good people watching territory too:-)

As already suggested don't miss Anne Frank House.

A canal cruise is nice to do.

Take a tour of a diamond factory which is interesting.

The Dutch People are truly lovely. Very polite and friendly.

So that is my opinion which might help but I do hope you will consider risking a visit.

Watch out for the bicycles if you do though because they can be lethal!

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see my trip report posted today i and husband were 50s

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In Amsterdam now & loving it. We are in our 60's. Stay away from the centre where the young ones congregate. We are staying near the Van Gogh museum & Vondel Park and it is lovely here. We are here for the museums, the canals, the history & are finding both the city & it's people to be truly delightful and very kind & helpfully to a couple of elderly Aussies.

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My husband and I are in our 50's and we loved our stay in Amsterdam this summer! We never once felt out of place. I think the city has an unfair reputation as being full of drunk and stoned people walking around, but we didn't see that at all. It's a beautiful city with gorgeous canals, wonderful museums, great restaurants and cafes, and friendly people.

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Just returned from a four night stay in Amsterdam, it’s our 11th visit in 25 years. We done all the coffee shops in our early visits, sex shows and all the crazy things you do in your youth. We have done all the big museums and the small quirky museums, walked around canals, were we find little bars and cafes to spend a few hours. We have visited few places outside the city and spent some lovely sunny afternoons sitting in a park. This visit was another good one, added bonus of nice dry weather, spent a lot of time out with the cameras during the day and lot of walking. We had some nice meals and found some nice bars to relax. We also visited a coffeeshop in The Albert Cuyp Market and then a nice stroll back into the centrum. Amsterdam as something for everyone and all age groups

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You can always look at the existence of coffeeshops as a positive reflection of Dutch pragmatism, as opposed to our puritanical, often hypocritical, views here in the US on soft drugs and sex.

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