"At first sight it's beautiful, innocent, even a naive city. There's shop window prostitution and it's the European centre for the drugs market. It's like one of the songs on Boy called An Cat Dubh which describes the cat as a symbol of temptation. At first beautiful, the shape, you know, seductive. In the daylight it destroys a birdnest. Amsterdam is like that."
- Bono on Amsterdam, 1982
did you know
The photograph on the Songs of Innocence album cover was shot a year in advance as an experiment and Larry didn't think he'd see it again.