Thinking about going to the 26th Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam? Here are some helpful tips about visiting the coolest city in the world.

COMMUNICATING
Upside: The local language is Dutch, but everyone seems to speak English.
Downside: You don’t know when you’re being dissed.

WEATHER
Upside: No chance of drought.
Downside: A world-class cold.

LODGING
Upside: Reasonably priced, Old World ambience.
Downside: Tripping on the ultra-steep staircases is lethal.

TRANSPORTATION
Upside: Great tram system. Lots of taxis. Or enjoy strolling.
Downside: Bicycles rule the city. Step into a bike lane and die!

FOOD
Upside: Best chocolate and cheese in the world.
Downside: Constipation

MONEY
Upside: They call their cash Euros. If you have lots of Euros, you’re happy.
Downside: If you don’t have lots of Euros, you’re not happy.

COFFEESHOP SCENE
Upside: Buy pot, roll up, smoke, bliss out. Paradise found!
Downside: You’ll miss this experience most back home.

BUDS
Upside: Almost all are  indoor varieties. So much pot, so little time.
Downside: So little time.

GENERAL VIBE
Upside: Clean, friendly cannabis utopia. Tolerance works.
Downside: Um…