One of our fave European cities is the “AMS” (Amsterdam, Netherlands). Amsterdam is a collage of different feels-old and young. After our first visit, Luci commented: “this is the youngest oldest city I have ever been.” She could not be more right. Despite the fact that the architecture is so historic, the population of the city is decidedly dominated by the 25-35 set. AMS loads of fun at all hours. We recently did a post on great layover plans for the city.
Many travelers today taint their view of the country based on two vices: Pot and Prostitution. Unlike other “escape” locales like Las Vegas, with AMS take away the “SIN” and you are left with an amazing “CITY”. Holland has depth. Holland has a multicultural, vibrant and rich history and tradition.
In part to counter the unsavory image being projected to the world, legislation was introduced recently to prevent foreigners from patronizing the “coffee” shops. To counter the notion that all the Netherlands is good for is a “weed-cation”, the Netherlands Board of Tourism enlisted New York comedian/filmmaker, Mark Malkoff to show Americans that there’s way more to do in Holland than smoking pot in coffee shops!
Here a four short clips from youtube that are hilarious!!! Watch every one, they are sooo funny!
- Den Haag, Diamonds & Dinner in the Dam – Amsterdam, Netherlands (travelpod.com)