Whether Heading to Amsterdam for a Crazy Night in the Red Light District, or to Haarlem for an architecture and art rendezvouses or to Rotterdam the Netherlands has a lot for people to do when they visit. This video goes over some things you shouldn’t do when you go to The Netherlands.
The Don’ts of Visiting The Netherlands. Things Tourists Shouldn’t Do in The Netherlands or Holland.
Filmed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Copyright Mark Wolters 2017
Don’t #1. Don’t Call The Netherlands, Holland. Holland is actually only two of the twelve counties in The Netherlands.
Don’t #2. Don’t Think the Netherlands is Just Amsterdam. There are tons of other towns, cities and villages to visit. From the flowers in Keukenhof to the Beauty of Groningen.
Don’t #3. Don’t Be stupid with Drugs or Alcohol when you visit. The coffeeshops are world famous and you should never buy drugs off the street.
Don’t #4. Don’t just bite into hot food. The Dutch like their fried food hot as can be, so make sure you take a second to blow on it or else you might lose a few skin cells.
Don’t #5. Don’t Wander into the Bike Lanes in The Netherlands. Those bikes will get you.
Don’t #6, Don’t Take the Dutch Attitude Personally. The Dutch are very straightforward and will ask you anything. So don’t be upset, just know that is just how they are.
Don’t #7. Don’t Forget to Bring a chip card with a PIN number for purchasing from person-less kiosks & shops.
Don’t #8. Have coins with you so you can pick up a snack on the go.
Don’t #9. Don’t Be Surprised if you see all the Dutch Tourism Stereotypes when you visit. From wooden shoes to windmills to cheese to really tall people on bikes, you will see them.
Don’t #10. Don’t forget to buzz your train ticket card when you enter and exit the platforms/stations.
Don’t #11. Don’t Take pictures of the girls in the windows in the Red Light District.
Don’t #12. Don’t Take the Hop On Hop Off Bus in Amsterdam. The bus cannot go a lot of places in the historic center. You would be better off on the hop on hop off canal boat.
Don’t #13. Don’t think that Amsterdam is just the red light district. It is so much more with culture, food, art.
Don’t #14. Don’t forget to Bring a jacket. It will rain while you are there, even if it says sunny.
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