- Recreational drugs are illegal in the Netherlands, but there's an official policy of tolerance
- Possession of small amounts of cannabis is not a crime
- Prostitution is legal
- Wearing a bike helmet is not required and there's no cigarette smoking in public places
Amsterdam (CNN)You may have noticed an interesting reaction when you tell people you're traveling to Amsterdam. They sometimes get that curious look, that knowing half-smile on their faces. "Amsterdam," they say with a mischievous grin, "lucky you!"