If you live in Amsterdam, you’re going to get visitors, probably from other countries (though hopefully not these guys), and those visitors are going to have some unrealistic expectations about what they’ll find/legally be able to do. Here are 18 things they’ll need to know:
1. You probably know more stoners than the locals do
According to the UN, half as many Dutch peeps per capita toke the reefer as their American counterparts. Most locals you’ll meet don’t, or gave it up in college.
2. You could get a €50 fine for drinking or toking on the street
It's liberal, but it's not that liberal. Stick to the designated terraces.
3. The city is way bigger than the tourist maps show
Check out the maps at the tram stops... that’s Amsterdam.
4. Ask before taking someone’s picture, even if their cool tattoos or acrobatic biking seem to be asking for it
And NEVER take pictures of the women who work in the Red Light District.