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Amsterdam: More than Smoking Pot in Coffee Shops

by Globetrooper Todd | 3 Responses
Amsterdam

Earlier this summer, a Dutch law was proposed that would not allow tourists to visit coffee shops. This is mostly a response to Amsterdam’s somewhat pervasive reputation as being the pot-smoking and hash-cookie-munching capital of the world.

In concert with the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conservations, New York comedian/filmmaker, Mark Malkoff is on a mission to show Americans that there’s way more to do in Holland than smoking pot in coffee shops.

Check out the first four videos.

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Posted in Featured, Netherlands | August 25th, 2011

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