I'm going to Amsterdam in a little over one year, needless to say im excited already. I was just wondering about when in amsterdam would i be better understood in french or english, as i speak both.do most of the dutch speak english?Even outside of the tourist areas and coffeeshops? I've been to aruba before with my family and as i understand it, aruba is an autonomous provence of the Netherlands, so my question is how different are the two places? Marijuana isnt tolerated in Aruba as it is in The Netherlands and the grass is of poor quality there. Are the dutch people more liberal and tolerant of drugs in The netherlands or does only the law permit such things?