After visiting Amsterdam for a couple of days when I was 15, I decided I would do whatever it took to study abroad in the Netherlands.Six years later and some saved up pay checks, I made my vow come to life.Amsterdam is without a doubt my favorite city in Europe (maybe the world). One quote by John Green sums it up best: “Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin”.The free and relaxed city of Amsterdam is fixated along a major network of canals.Nearly every Dutch person I’ve encountered has been incredibly friendly, relaxed, accommodating and spoke fluent English.Besides being known for its relaxed drug and prostitution policies, Amsterdam and the Netherlands have been home to some of the world’s most renown artists.Van Gogh, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Mondrian, and Mc Escher are just a few.In 2013 both the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum have been renovated and updated. Amsterdam’s museumplein has some of the best museums in Europe.If you’re tired of staring at paintings, there also is the Anne Frank house and the Heineken Experience.After sight seeing, If you want to relax there’s no better place than Vondelpark. A trip to Amsterdam is not fully complete without experiencing it’s main mode of transportation…A bike. There’s a running joke about there being more bikes than people, the funny fact is that it’s true. Although Dutch food for the most part is pretty plain, Indonesian and Surinamese restaurants are a plenty. Try a Rijkstafel (an Indonesia rice table). I would have no second thoughts of getting a job and living in Amsterdam.February or June, there really is no city more gezellig (comforting) than the incredible city of Amsterdam.