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Traditions, Lifestyle & Habits in Amsterdam

Residents of Amsterdam have always been famous for honesty and sincerity, as well as thrift (this concerns many issues, for example, respect to environment). A rich man here will never show his high position and try to attract attention. Moderation in everything – this is one of the main traits of this nation’s character. The locals are very friendly; they greet everyone, even in public transport and stores. This fact often surprises visitors.
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When dealing with the natives, do not express the feeling of superiority as it will certainly cause a lot of negative emotions. Loyalty to distribution and use of soft drugs and has also long become a hallmark of the local way of life. It is worth noting attraction and respect for everything made in the UK from the side of the local residents. Many people here speak English perfectly and are well aware of the lifestyle, culture and worldview of the British.
As it has been mentioned already, the locals show much respect and care for the environment, so visitors of the city will also need to show respect and in no way disturb the natural harmony of this place. The local people are very hospitable and are always ready to help. Probably, this is one of the reasons why Amsterdam remains a popular tourist destination for so many years. Tulip remains one of the most famous symbols of the Netherlands. Each April the grand opening of Keukenhof Park is held in Amsterdam. This is one of most beloved and anticipated national holidays of the country. Every year several millions of tulip bulbs are planted in this beautiful park, so in spring Keukenhof is painted in all colors of a rainbow. The period starting from April and up to May is the time for colorful fair trades dedicated to flowers. Late summer is the time for a large sale of tulip bulbs, which attracts florists from all countries of the world.
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Another striking feature of Amsterdam is the abundance of road cyclists. Many citizens choose two-wheel transportation because of their beliefs. This way they show their care for the environment. Many people use bicycles simply to prevent themselves from spending hours in traffic jams. You will certainly see a big bicycle parking near each public institution. By the way, sometimes it’s really hard to find a free space in such parking lot.
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