Taking Pictures of Women in the Red Light District
Amsterdam is famous for its red light district, a place where female sex workers expose themselves to the show through the display glass. Many visitors of this area strive to take pictures of women on the phone or camera. Seeing such actions from the passers-by, the woman has the right to call the police, which for the first time will tactfully explain to the tourist about the ban on photo and video equipment in the red light district. And if you manage to outsmart the girl behind the glass, then you definitely won’t be able to fool the hidden cameras that are here almost everywhere.
Choosing the Wrong Type of Vehicle
If you are going to explore Amsterdam by car, then, frankly, this is not a good idea. The fact is that the streets of Amsterdam are designed for cyclists, and therefore the bicycle is considered the best type of vehicle. If you still want to rent a car, try to park in the designated places, because the wrong parked car will cost you 67 euros.
Spending Time Waiting in Queues
Amsterdam can be called a cultural capital, because there are many well-known museums here like the house-museum of Anne Frank and the cult museum of Madame Tussauds. These establishments enjoy immense popularity among travelers, and therefore almost always you will need to wait in the queue to buy a ticket. To spend this time with advantage, it is better to go to the National Gallery, Alllard Pearson Museum, or the Dutch Maritime Museum. Despite the lower demand among the guests of the city, they also have something to show.
Underestimating the Danger of Trams
Amsterdam trams comply with all European standards, and therefore they move very quietly and quickly. For passengers it is, of course, a huge advantage, but if you are riding a bike and trying to skip ahead of the moving tram, then you have little chances of doing so without accidents. Also, do not try to ride for free, because the controllers will definitely check the tickets. And, finally, watch your pockets – there are thieves even in Amsterdam.
Hoping to Smoke Marijuana Legally
Many tourists come to Amsterdam to visit one of two hundred coffee shops, where they can try light drugs without having any troubles with the law. According to statistics, more than 35% of foreign tourists come to the city for this reason. It is worth knowing that only people who have reached the age of 18 are allowed into coffee shops, and the seller has the right to sell no more than 5 grams of marijuana to one person. Smoking on the streets in Amsterdam is also allowed in almost all places, except for areas adjacent to kindergartens and schools.