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If you’ve toured the lively Dutch city lately, you can’t help noticing that the streets and bars are jammed with students and other young people. And they're not there to admire the windmills. With it’s attractions of legal weed and love for sale, this spring and summer will feature the expected roving crowds of young adults and, especially for senior travelers, some annoying behavior.

However, if you’re there this season, you may note a bit less noise and fuss. That’s because the Amsterdam city officials have placed fines on bad behavior. And the police will be quick to apply them on the spot. For instance, public drunks pay $90, trashing the street $160 and weeweeing in the river costs $139.

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