With its polders, windmills, and canal-crossed cities of Amsterdam and Delft, this picturesque country (also called Holland by some) is like no other in Europe. Definitely worth going Dutch!
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  • Radio says that the court in Holland has backed up the new law to prevent tourists from buying grass in The Netherlands. U think this will backfire on Holland?

  • No more marijuana in Holland!? "Foreign visitors will be banned from cannabis-selling coffee shops in southern Netherlands from January 1 to combat anti-social behaviour among tourists," reports the Daily Mail (UK).

    "The Dutch justice ministry announced the ban after a consultation period and despite opposition from some MPs who branded the move 'tourism suicide'."

    How much will this change tourism -- especially in Amsterdam?

  • Netherlands gov't. has announced that it's banning the sale of grass and hash to tourists. The city gov't. of Amsterdam is not nuts about this decision. I've never gone to one of these shops (i.e. I've never smoked legally); am I missing something good?
  • Amsterdam fans, Tripatini now has a forum dedicated to this way cool city. Check it out!
  • A member needs some advice about Amsterdam. Can you help? http://www.tripatini.com/forum/topics/where-in-amsterdam-would-you
  • This week's Top Tune from Around the Planet comes atcha from the Netherlands -- more specifically, Amsterdam's outlying Osdorp section. It's Osdorp Posse's "Origineel Amsterdams" (after this week, look for it in our music archive).
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