I couldn't believe it that even in McDonald's washrooms there was an attendent waiting for you to give her money in order to get a piece of toilet paper, or perhaps a paper towel to dry your hands. One place we visited offered FREE Washrooms but we found out that the toilet paper wasn't FREE!! :-)
Guys get the benefit when it comes to public urination. I suppose it's because they are my likely to commit the act!
Ladies are left to find a friendly cafe or pay a euro or so for the priveledge. I guess that's the price you pay for privacy!
Amsterdam has quite "interesting" streetscape with its open-air public pissoirs that cover only the parts that need to be covered, so while you're walking away, you may recognize your neighbor on the urge. Even in older writings on etiquette, it is a source of doubt whether you should greet him or not in such a situation.
I'm told that these urinals are placed in the streets on weekends and holidays. Lucky guys..ladies still need to duck into a cafe. These two guys were good sports and raised no objection to my camera. I guess they were busy.
Their public urinals are interesting....they are not enclosed, so everyone sees you. They even have signs to the toilet, as you can see in this picture. I hope everyone doesn't start thinking I have a Porta-Potty fetish. This is the 2nd or 3rd pic dealing with one that i have published so far!
Men's room on the street. I did not see any street women's rooms.
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This man in a suit was pissing out in public in one of the public urinals placed around the city for guys who have to go------all you do is step up and zip down and go---sorry girls, not for you....
For all male visitors.
Please use one of the "krul" urinoirs when you have to ...
BTW We are not discreminating against females.
Cats and Dogs droppings must be removed by the pet owners.
Also the locals do not like abuse of the above rule.
Part of Amsterdam's charm: the free public urinals for men. Sorry, ladies.
They really do come in handy.
I've only ever seen these temporary toilets at music concerts, but in Amsterdam there are quite a few of them, mostly around the red-light district.