My name is Jackie (from the US). My boyfriend and I are both 19 years old, and we were going to go on a cruise to canada in august (8-13th or something to that agenda) which was about 600 bucks a piece, but I started thinking about Amsterdam. I actually found a few cheap hotels that would only end up costing us about $800 dollars altogether, rather than $600 a piece for the cruise.
I was just planning the trip for me and him, not only cause it would be nice to take a vacation with just the two of us, but because I always get stuck as the "travel planner" whenever our friends come on vacations with us [which is very stressful and annoying].
My friend has a cousin who has been to Amsterdam before, and my friend said that it's safer to travel there in a group [probably because of the rumors of the Red Light Distrct and whatnot]. I was wondering if anyone thinks that this has any truth to it?
I understand that the red light district isn't as safe at night as it is in the day, but I wasn't planning to go there at night anyway.
I plan to go there during the day just to check out shopping and the cafe's....and from what I've read about the different districts, they all sound beatiful and completely safe to me. Someone please let me know what they think about this, because I don't want to go in a group if I don't have to, this was supposed to be a trip for just my boyfriend and I.
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