Amsterdam For Tourists: What’s Legal?


You may have noticed an interesting reaction when you tell people you’re traveling to Amsterdam. They sometimes get that curious look, that knowing half-smile on their faces. “Amsterdam,” they say with a mischievous grin, “lucky you!” Are they thinking about Van Gogh and Rembrandt, about the fabulous museums, the flowing canals, the teeming bicycle paths, the gorgeous tulips — or is it something else? To many, Amsterdam is synonymous with freedom. With the ability to do what is forbidden in other places.

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