Amsterdam is a mythical city that few people anymore believe to exist. Legend has it that it rises from the sea somewhere between Holland and Norway, due north of Germany at varying intervals. The myth is at least as old as the ancient Greeks, although the name derives from Latin and is several hundred years newer than the story itself. The "myth" of Amsterdam is still perpetuated by hippies who claim to have once visited or have talked to someone who has visited Amsterdam. Hippies usually speak of vast amounts of red lights, drugs, and coffee shops. There is believed to be places where you get enjoy coffee, drugs in a red lit area! Some hippies are right though since there are Amsterdams in the world. One is in Netherlands and the other is in New York. Unfortuatly the one in New York can't be this mythical one. Why you may ask? Well, I'll tell you. Its infested with Puerto Ricans giving it the nickname Amsterico. Now back to the article that you actually came here to read.