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Learn all about life in Amsterdam from the point of view of a self-described sarcastic expat. Go beyond the usual cliches about the joys of cycling and consumption of raw herring and bitterballen. Obviously, no blog about this city can possibly not feature articles about cycling, however, here you’ll learn about the seven almost deadly sins of Amsterdam cyclists, and all about the kind of people one tends to come across on Amsterdam’s bike lanes.

In addition to features about cycling, learn about the common scams often pulled by taxi drivers, many of whom regard tourists and foreigners in general as being a kind of biological ATM, from which they can withdraw vast amounts of money by charging criminally high prices to the unaware.

In addition, my articles about Amsterdam also feature important local news such as Justin Bieber’s alleged plan to buy a penthouse in the center of town. Plus other useful information about life in Amsterdam

The Other Amsterdam Red Light District in Ruysdaelkade

Red light district Amsterdam Ruysdaelkade

The local Amsterdam Red Light District in Amsterdam South I wandered through the market then headed towards the Ruysdaelkade to meet Richard at Café Binnen and Buiten. The Ruysdaelkade is an odd street of the kind that you can only find in Amsterdam. It’s part residential, but also between where the street …

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