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How do we respond to #overtourism in Amsterdam?

How do we respond to #overtourism in Amsterdam?

In the news just this week Amsterdam is struggling to manage the large volume of tourists.  The city is home to 850,000 residents and last year hosted an estimated 18 million visitors. For any neighbourhood that’s a challenge with the city tightening up on hotels, AirBnB and new souvenir shops. The problem expected to get worse. Its almost like the campaign to get visitors to Amsterdam such as iamsterdam and Netherlands Tourism have been too successful. So, as visitors to…

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Paris in the Rain

Paris in the Rain

Back in June 2016 we spent a few days in Paris. During our visit a major rain event throughout Europe meant that the River Seine had its worst flooding for years. Below is an extract from our blog which first appeared on A Pair Travelling  (8 and 9 June 2016). We searched for the Eiffel tower but could not find her. She was shrouded in mist and cloud. With every turn of each quintessential Parisienne Avenue she was not there….

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