Living in Kent. it was so easy flying from Manston, airborne only 35 minutes. Amsterdam is a friendly small city with a sensible traffic system safely separating cyclists, cars and trams which makes getting around simple. I managed to cover most of the famous sites and sights in a few days, including a restful canal boat trip. Next time I'll hire a bike and explore more of the 'backwater' spots but thoroughly enjoyed my first visit.