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    Flowers are nice. We didn't...

    by DrewV Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Flowers are nice. We didn't see any, as it was a particularly gray and gloomy March. But the flowers were starting to peep through. If you buy bulbs, make sure that they are certified for export; otherwise, some nice customs guy will get your flowers.

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    Do NOT ( I repeat) Do NOT buy...

    by bertje Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Do NOT ( I repeat) Do NOT buy hashis on the street!
    there are plenty of coffeeshops in town and they sell mostly good quality for a reasonable price!
    If you need to change money GO TO A BANK!!
    or change at the Grenswisselkantoor.
    Be ware of pickpockets in the trams, metro, and trains!

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    Claustrophobic Shops

    by Dyesebel Written Sep 12, 2009

    Some souvenir shops are quiet small and narrow and they display a lot of souvenirs esp. breakable ones.So you really have to be careful to avoid paying for nothing.

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    phone cards

    by millablake Updated Mar 20, 2007

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    Most of the public phones need a pre-purchased phone card and wont except coins.

    Phone cards are available at post offices and most tobacco shops.

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  • Valentine's Day

    by Mariajoy Written Feb 17, 2007

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    ....... isn't a big deal here :(

    I saw this discarded rose in the bin at a tram stop at about midnight on Valentine's Day... it just seemed a little sad.

    Rose in the bin

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    wildlife

    by chauncenetta Written Mar 13, 2005

    Small dragons, Pieter calls them iguanas, are sometimes underfoot. I expect that when I return they will be full grown. I hope that they will know to not walk in the bike lanes.

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    Construction in progress

    by jenniferchin Written Nov 9, 2004

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    Amsterdam is under construction ... literally !! So, do be careful of the traffic on the roads and scaffolding ..etc.

    Engineer inspecting construction ...

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    Do not expect too much courtesy

    by carolineraat Written Nov 25, 2002

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    Amsterdam people are known by the rest of the Dutch as extremely frank and also rude. Do not expect them to behave to you any different!

    Waag

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    Collecting Lighters

    by BlueBerry_7 Written Nov 5, 2002

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    Make sure not to have too many lighters in one luggage or bag, if you are a collector like myself, they can be confiscated as a fire hazard.

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    If you were a shirt saying...

    by larsy Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    If you were a shirt saying Amsterdam on your flight home you will get your bags inspected extra-extra closely for drugs.

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    Too much time in the...

    by drmorf Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Too much time in the hospitality room at the Heineken Brewery after the tour, and its nap time in Vondel Park!

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    Be on the lookout for iguanas....

    by DrewV Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Be on the lookout for iguanas. For some unknown reason, there's a little park dedicated to the iguana. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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When you use common street sense, you'll be fine at Amsterdam. Go your own way and don't be the tourist, that only will attract pick pockets. The first thing you will learn is NOT to walk on the...
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