I was in Amsterdam last week and it's busy but didn't have any issues at all. It's very safe and such a beautiful city. Maybe if you are in the main stretch of the red light district at 2am on a friday night/saturday morning it might be different, but even when i was walking through the red light district at almost midnight on a thursday, everything was fine. no different to walking through Leicester square in London when it's busy. Also the red light district is only a few streets in the middle (De Wallen) - if you are easily worried/bothered then just don't visit it and stick to places around the very nice Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht Canals
It's really a good deal~ thx
I went a month ago and stayed in a different XO hotel and it was really nice (XO city centre is only £40 a night if you don't mind a room under ground without a window (lol) ). If you fly I'd recommend getting a transport card from Schiphol airport, at the IAmsterdam shop because all Amsterdam transport is card only, unless you have the correct change each time.
Brilliant city !!! The drugs are a bonus (party)
I go almost every month, usually by car. It’s still lovely and feels safer than London.