Despite being a bastion of history, culture, bicycles and coffee, Amsterdam is known (mainly) for two things: its red light district and cannabis-based products. It's about to be known for one more thing as well.

A festival currently taking place in the city, Amsterdam Dance Event, is showing leniency to ecstasy. Festival-goers will be able to have up to five pills on their person without fear of being prosecuted for doing so, reports Live For Live Music. An on-site drug testing centre will allow potential pill-takers to check the composition of the drugs they're about to ingest, just so they can make sure that it's safe to take.

The initiative comes after reports of a particularly potent batch of ecstasy circling the city – called 'ADE' (pictured above), which is an acronym for the festival itself, awkwardly – with festival organisers hoping that their tolerance will help keep things safer than they would be otherwise.

Amsterdam Dance takes place from 14th to 18th October and features Tiësto, David Guetta, Richie Hawtin, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Odesza, Paul Oakenfold, Seth Troxler, and Ricardo Villalobos for its lineup, to name a few. A weighty force of PLUR, to be sure.