The Netherlands (Holland) has stopped all tourism marketing due to ‘over tourism’.

This has been building for quite some time! A while ago Amsterdam forbade any further tourism development in the centre of their city, then they stopped AirBNB. Following all this they stopped the guided torus of the Red Light area. Then they had to publish a guide to how to manage selfies around the Tulip Fields. Certain ‘Instagram/selfie driven tourist would simply walk into the fields to get what they considered the perfect image – naturally with strange poses. You can read the main story below. You can read more about the selfie management whilst ‘tip toeing through the tulips – read here.

This editor lived and worked in the Netherlands (mid 1980’s) for some time and thought tourism in Amsterdam was too busy then!

Dutch tourist board pledges to better manage and spread tourism

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