It would depend on who you ask, and which rating you are talking about. But I don’t think Amsterdam is necessarily worth the trip. All the hype about the place is somewhat undeserved. Because when you come out of the airport you are harangued by unlicensed guys in private cars pretending to be taxis.To be concise and general though, I would say that it is definitely overrated. And I probably wouldn’t go back there unless I had a good reason, even though I am a horny guy. And it is one of the reasons the place is so expensive. So even though you pay a premium, you feel like you’re in a third world city like Manila. After you get to town, you pay more than you should for small rooms in old hotels. Even coffee shops and small stores selling water charge to much.
I also knew a fat ugly Thai chick and her slimmer and sexier friend. So they often hung out in Khao San Road in Bangkok.Keep in mind this is my personal perspective as a guy who likes to travel solo, meet women, and have sex. But I don’t like to go more than a day without sex. On the one hand, tourist cities tend to draw in the kinds of girls who look for foreigners.