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Back toward the corner 1. Don’t go to the Netherlands in a fur coat or other outerwear made of natural fur. Animal rights activists can attack and even set the item on fire.
2. Despite the legalization of light drugs in the country, do not buy anything from street dealers. If you want to experience new sensations, you should go to a smart shop or a coffeeshop.
3. Don’t try to export light drugs from the country. You can get imprisoned for 12 years.
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4. Large cities are very different from the provincial Netherlands. If there would be enough time, you should definitely go out of Amsterdam and get acquainted with the pretty towns and their old streets.
5. English and German are full-fledged languages ​​of communication, but you should take a Dutch dictionary or a phrasebook with you. Locals in small towns often speak only this language.
6. The Dutch do not like non-punctual people very much. One should watch the time in this country.
7. In large cities, pocket thefts are quite often. Tourists should be especially attentive in trains and trams. Copyright
8. The dense cyclist traffic is typical for the streets of Amsterdam and other big cities. The bicycle lanes are highlighted with a special color. It’s forbidden to walk on them.
9. Fans of photography should also be careful  in the Netherlands, especially in the streets of the red light district. Guards can easily break the camera, so you need to pay attention to the prohibitory signs.
10. Public transport is very expensive in Amsterdam. There is only paid parking. The city is famous not only for its rich nightlife, but also for its luxurious architecture. Hiking will help to save the budget and get an unforgettable experience.
11. In the Netherlands, the tip is already included in the bill. Leaving some extra money is considered a tactlessness.
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12. National cuisine is best served in traditional brown cafes with dark walls and wooden facades. The same applies to bars. Only in these places, you can feel the real Dutch flavor.
13. Smoking is prohibited in public places in the Netherlands.
14. There are high fines for fare-dodging in the public transport. Tickets are sold separately and are usually valid for a certain period depending on the cost.
15. It’s unaccepted to dance in restaurants in the Netherlands, as it’s considered to be the faux pas. Even in the company of friends, it is customary to split a bill.
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Colorful and unique places in Netherlands

Sauna Deco

From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
A real landmark of national importance for the Netherlands is a Deco sauna, located in Amsterdam. This small sauna, located in the heart of the city, is a true embodiment of the Art Deco style. In its interior there is a variety of exquisite elements made of bronze. A special charm of the room is attached to stained glass windows and unique antiques.

A real Turkish hammam is available to visitors of the Deco complex, as well as two saunas and a hydromassage pool. A courtyard is equipped with a beautiful seating area with a terrace and a garden. Another attractive feature of the sauna is a high-class massage parlor, which employs some of the best specialists in the city. The history of the bath complex is very interesting and inextricably linked to the famous Parisian department store Le … Read all

Lisse Tulip Fields

From the series “Top 13 Most Colorful and Picturesque Places on the Planet”
In the western part of the Netherlands is the picturesque village of Lisse, where the extensive tangle fields have been used for many years. The travelers who visit this strange area in the period from March to August have an excellent opportunity to graze in the colorful and magical landscapes.

The extensive plantations of tulips of different colors grow on the huge surface. For a few months of the year the beautiful flowers color the fields in all rainbow colors. The plantations look particularly beautiful from the bird's perspective. The tulips of different varieties form the specific geometric shapes on the earth and intertwine into a huge abstract drawing.

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From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
A lot of beautiful and unusual bridges can be seen in Amsterdam. Among them, the python bridge or the snake-shaped bridge must be mentioned above all. The distinctive name of the bridge perfectly reflects its primary particularity. The metal bridge is characterized by the unusual serpentine shape. The bridge is equipped with beautiful railings with a lot of scarlet threads, which makes the figure even more attractive.

The bridge connecting Borneo Island with the Sporenburg Peninsula was opened in 2001. The bridge is located in the center of Amsterdam, next to the striking historical monuments. The workers of the architectural office West 8 decided a few years ago to refresh the center of the city and built this strange high-tech bridge, which reminds of the huge winding python.

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Nobu Will Open a Hotel in Hamburg

The Nobu restaurant in Hamburg will offer both public dining places and private rooms for guests seeking intimacy. For corporate meetings and events, the hotel offers a special outdoor terrace. The local community can also benefit from the new hotel – Nobu will launch a special private members club with a designated lounge area, special food and beverage sessions. Members of the club will be able to visit fitness and wellness centers, and even participate in exclusive events. Read this


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Advices for popular cities of Netherlands

1. Tips in local restaurants and bars are included into the amount of the bill and estimate approximately 10 - 15%. If you want to, you can leave an additional amount for a waiter. Tips are also usually given to maids, hairdressers and taxi drivers. 2. The majority of malls and shops are closed on weekends, and Monday is often considered a short working day. Weekdays’ mornings are the best time for shopping. 3. When you enter a store, a restaurant or other public facility, you should … Read more
1. Despite the fact that the use of soft drugs is allowed in Rotterdam, sale and use of strong drugs is punishable by law. 2. You should greet others in public places (stores, banks, restaurants and subway wagons) - these are the local rules of etiquette. 3. It’s not recommended to wear clothes made of fur and leather for your walk in Rotterdam. In this city there are quite a lot of people who actively protect animal rights, so your look can cause many negative emotions and thoughts. … Read more
The Hague
1. Music lovers should visit Hague during the period of the jazz festival. It is held annually in July and attracts thousands of fans of this musical direction. 2. Fans of nightlife should visit Binnenhof district, where they will find most attractive and popular venues. The local nightclubs are not only a great place to dance and to listen to your favorite music, but also a good reason to visit the surrounding bars, many of which offer delicious menu. 3. The most reasonably priced … Read more
1.Most shops are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday is a common day-off. Saturday and Monday are half-days, so the timetable of places of interest should be specified in advance. 2. Mains voltage is 220 V; however, many modern hotels provide additional outlets for 110 V and 120 V. Tourists are advised to bring necessary adapters for electrical devices with them. 3. Despite the fact that telephone booths begin to disappear from city streets, they can still be found in busy tourist areas, … Read more
1. Holidaymakers should take into account that almost the entire central area of ​​the city is pedestrian. It’s very easy and fun to explore it on foot or by bicycle; everywhere in the center you can see beautiful buildings in the traditional style and spectacular futuristic constructions. 2. Those who expect to save on visiting restaurants and cafes are recommended to specify the location of the nearest grocery stores and supermarkets. It can be difficult for inexperienced tourists to … Read more
1. The most beneficial way to make calls to other cities and countries is to use special telephones that can be found on every street of the city. You will need to use special plastic cards to pay for your calls. As a rule, these cards can be conveniently purchased at any newsstand. Sometimes you can see machines that accept payments by coins. 2. The majority of shops and trading centers open at 9:00 and work until 18:00. Saturday is usually a short working day, so small shops can close at … Read more
1. Tourists, who plan to make phone calls to other states, should use local telephones. They can be found near underground stations, close to major shopping malls and traffic stops. This method of communication will be the best and the cheapest one. 2. Voltage is 220 V here, so prior to trip we advise you to check the compatibility of electric shavers, hair dryers and other appliances that you plan to take with you. 3. Tips are usually included in the final bill of local restaurants … Read more

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