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theguardian - 7 days ago

Amsterdam is sick of ‘party tourists’. It should take drastic measures to stop them | Renate van der Zee

The city has had enough of stag parties and red-light gawpers. But it will take more than an online quiz to curb over-tourismAn online quiz is the latest strategy with which Amsterdam hopes to deter nuisance tourists. The quiz is called Amsterdam Rules, and is meant to appear in search results about the city. It asks for the reasons why you desire to visit the Dutch capital. If you respond: for a stag party, a pub crawl or to smoke marijuana in public, you’ll be told that you will be disappointed, because it’s no longer allowed.The quiz is just one in a long series of experiments with which Amsterdam has tried to reduce the disruption caused by the hordes of tourists who come to the city to party wildly.Renate van der Zee is a Dutch writer and journalist Continue reading...


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