Here's what I've seen in Amsterdam - so far.
Lots of canals and boats although the boats aren't going anywhere - perhaps that's a summer thing.
Bikes. I read that there are a million bikes in Amsterdam. It seems like it.
The bikes are fairly terrifying. While a car might stop for a pedestrian - a bike will not. So it adds a whole other dimension to walking and sightseeing. I realized yesterday that I was a bit jet-lagged and needed to go back to the hotel when I was jumping out of the way of phantom bikes.
Grey and I mean GREY skies. As someone who grew up in Halifax and spends time in England, I know grey and this is a whole other thing.
We're not actually in the red light district but I did see some girls in windows. I hope those lights generate some heat because it's really cold.