I think at this time a short discussion of Dutch girls will be useful to single dude travelers.I have had a number of Dutch girlfriends and very much like Dutch girls.I have several times had a great time meeting a Dutch girl and spent hours on an insta-date with them one day to then be unable to get them to ever show up again to see me. Many Dutch guys just have the strategy of meeting a girl and sticking with it for the evening and taking her home that first night. I generally agree with this principle: If you like a girl and think that you’d like to see her again, and you’d enjoy banging her later, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to bang her that night anyway.For example, a good friend and I picked up some super slamming 30 something Wall Street girls at Pastis in the Meatpacking District of New York once and one of them was really getting along with my friend .Alert: the Dutch government is attempting to close access to Dutch coffeeshops to tourists by the end of 2011 which is a major blow to Amsterdam’s single dude travel destination status. They’ve got a pool table downstairs and a back room with sofas where you can smoke as well as their own bar. Fine dining, classical music, or museums*, check, check, and… There is a big tourist culture in Amsterdam so you will have plenty of places to party every day. There are many cheap hostel options though, especially near the Red Light District. It’s right next to the RLD as well as a whole bunch of coffee shops and bars.This is a great time to meet 6 Dutch girls at once and figure out which of the hot ones likes you the most.If you really feel like getting hammered during the week I highly recommend the Leidseplein Pub Crawl.
The problem with a lot of the tourist types is they often are kids from Spain, Italy, etc, that are real lightweights and get super stoned in the coffeeshops and then stare off into space like zombies.On the other side of the square are a couple of little bars including Cafe de Waard, which is a great place to sit outside and watch people when the weather is good.A tradition for young beautiful Dutch girls is to meet here in the Leidseplein after class/work and have a glass of wine and have intelligent conversation.The good news in this is Dutch girls are not looking for some man to come and sweep them off their feet and pay for everything and make them some princess and give them some stupid diamond.The are very independent and will buy you a drink within minutes of meeting you if they like you.