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Amsterdam, Holland: Overwhelmed With Tourists PDF Print E-mail

The beautiful city’s attractions include quaint waterways, historic architecture, good food, legal pot and happy hookers. If your travel plans are to experience the popular city, be aware you may find it crowded, especially in summertime.

City stats show 18 million tourists in 2018, with at least 20 million expected in 2019. With growing popularity, crowds will double within ten years. City officials are establishing rules to control tourism. For example, visitors are limited to 30-day rentals on Airbnb and other private residences, as well as bans on tours of the red light district.

If you have travel plans for The Netherlands, particularly the capital city, consider making them for after summer. That’s when the most frequent tourists, young and old, are back at work or school. You’ll also find the autumn weather, river cruises, harvest time activities and food very enjoyable.

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