:P We drive on the same side of the road as the US.
Most, if not all (I haven't done a study), of the red light district windows are now down smaller alley streets, and not on the main canal streets at all.
And no, there's not much to keep cars from going in. Some roads just have a small metal post-fence up, which you have to feel with the wheel, because it's way too short to be visible when you're driving. I wouldn't want to drive in A'dam anyway, bikes and the tram are much easier.
In Christmas related news though, the stuff has started hitting the stores.
We don't really do Hallowe'en, so out comes the festive things. This year's popular theme seems to be decorating with cute little felt cut outs in natural/classic colours.This is going to be a problem with my budget.