currency in the Netherlands is the guilder or
florin (Dfl, Hfl, f, or NLG). Exchange rates are usually in favor
of the American dollar, check the recent rates first. A Thomas
Cook money exchange is across the street from the Main station,
and offers better rates, steer clear of others that have extra
to August are the warmest months between 21 and 26C. The air is
relatively humid and fog is common in late autumn and early spring.
Strong winds usually from October to March. Extreme temperatures
are rare even in the winter. Its a good idea to pack for cold
conditions and rain fall in the off season.
you plan on visiting on the weekend its suggested you make hotel
reservations in advance. Hotels are many but prices rise in peak
season and finding a room may be difficult and expensive. Trains
run often and its only a short ride from the airport into the
a car into the city center is not recommended, parking is hard
to find and garages charge a premium. It may be worth parking
a few train stops outside the center and catching the next train
downtown. If you are cited for a parking violation they will (boot)
wheel clamp your car, plus a hefty fine.
MAP to the right shows most direct route in RED
from the main train station to the center of the Red Light District.
The Green highlighted area has the highest concentration women
and quality. It's still worth exploring the small side streets
and alleys as things do change and you never know what you'll