YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN AMSTERDAM WHEN…

  1. Your hotel has a sign at the front desk which looks like this..

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2. You are far more likely to be run over by a bicycle than to be hit by a car…

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3. The roads have “Drinking” and “No Drinking” lanes…

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4. There are kiosks with specialized treatments for ailments rarely dealt with in Canada…

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5. Fast food takes on a “new light”…

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6. Toy shops only cater to those over 18 years of age…

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7.  Window shopping has a totally new dimension…

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8. And some of the “coffee shops” even serve coffee!

 

 

NB: The Dutch take a liberal attitude towards everything.  Sometimes this just means that they feel it is better to let the less savory aspects of life be licensed and regulated than to be run by a criminal underground.   As a consequence the “Red Light” district of Amsterdam is heavily patrolled by police to minimize the chance that anybody gets victimized.

 

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