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The birthplace of everything from clogs, Heineken, Anne Frank to Van Gogh and Rembrant, Amsterdam's museums and galleries are full of some of the world's finest art. Ramble its narrow streets lined with picturesque seventeenth-century buildings on two wheels, or cruise its canals on a houseboat. Experience its cafe culture, and, if you dare, end the day with a sneak peak at its infamous red light district.