Of course the Dutch capital features unmistakable canals with their mansions and famous museums with magnificent Van Goghs, Rembrandts, and Vermeers. But Amsterdam captures visitors primarily with its soul: tolerant, casual, bold, and sometimes a little crazy. It is a city that loves to experiment. New districts with avant-garde architecture have emerged along the water. Trendy restaurants and stylized lounges have moved into cool industrial complexes in the old harbor area. Museums have been given a makeover. Shops present innovative Dutch design. Ever changing, Amsterdam is always surprising.