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Thousands in a tightly packed column marched through the streets in the centre of Amsterdam while the Germans circled round them in tanks. Of course the demonstrators weren’t armed, yet they found a weapon in marching and singing. Gerben Wagenar
Yeah, it’s legal, but it ain’t a hundred per cent legal. I mean, you can’t walk into a restaurant, roll a joint, and start puffin’ away. They want you to smoke in your home or certain designated places ... Breaks down like this, OK: it’s legal to buy it, it’s legal to own it, and if you’re the proprietor of a hash bar, it’s legal to sell it. It’s illegal to carry it, but that doesn’t really matter ’cause, get a load of this, all right; if you get stopped by the cops in Amsterdam, it’s illegal for them to search you. I mean, that’s a right the cops in Amsterdam don’t have. Pulp Fiction 1994 ***** starring Uma Thurman & John Travolta & Samuel L Jackson & Harvey Keitel & Tim Roth & Amanda Plummer & Maria de Medeiros & Ving Rhames & Eric Stoltz & Rosanna Arquette & Bruce Willis & Christopher Walken et al, director Quentin Tarantino, Vincent to Jules
Could you roll me one of those, cowboy? Thanks. So, Marsellus said you just got back from Amsterdam. How long were you there? I go there about once a year and chill out for a month. ibid. Mia
More than a million tourists a year travel to Amsterdam to smoke cannabis in the city’s two hundred and thirty-four coffee shops. Drugs Inc s1e4: Marijuana, National Geographic 2010
My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them. Terry Pratchett
Amsterdam has more than 150 canals and 1,250 bridges, but it never seems crowded, nor bent and bitter from fleecing the tourist. Julie Burchill
I love Amsterdam. The city is vibrant and alive. It’s fresh and so open. It’s definitely one of my favorite places. Stefon Harris
Ireland is also quite nice. So is Amsterdam. Diane von Furstenberg
From towering temples to gorgeous galleries, from traditional tunes to contemporary creatives, every great city offers a dazzling mix of world class artistic treasures and hidden delights. Alastair Sooke & Janina Ramirez: Amsterdam: An Art Lovers’ Guide I, BBC 2017
It’s been credited with creating a new kind of society, dominated not by kings but by citizens. ibid.
90 islands, 1,500 bridges they put in. ibid.
These homely looking canal houses became its best-known landmark … Amsterdam’s houses are tall and thin because they were taxed by width. ibid.
Tulip vases … inspired by the porcelain they are importing from China … their own solution: Delftware. ibid.
More than 5,000,000 tourists flood into the city each year. Scam City s2e4: Amsterdam, National Geographic 2014
Fake drugs and buyers with no idea what they are taking. ibid.
Agatha, the woman who stole my wallet yesterday, told me Centraal Station is a pickpockets’ playground. ibid.
My tulips – and I think I’ve unearthed another scam. ibid.
He’s a mobile pharmacist but you don’t need a prescription. ibid.
A fake cop – robbery with a clever twist. ibid.
I just tried to take some money out of an ATM machine but something went wrong. ibid.
Amsterdam was the testing ground for modern capitalism. Through its stock exchange, the Dutch East India Company became the world’s first publicly traded company … The modern art market was born. David Olusoga, Civilisations s1e6: First Contact, BBC 2018
‘Klaas was seen as a serious player.’ Drug Lords s1e4: Klaas Bruinsma: Europe’s Hash King, lady, Netflix 2018
Amsterdam 1990: The playground for one of Europe’s most cold-blooded drug lords … ‘Bruinsma was the biggest drug lord in Europe.’ ibid.
In the early 1970s there’s nobody better to push drugs than Amsterdam: Europe’s dope capital. ibid.
‘Big quantities of hash imported from Lebanon.’ ibid. news of biggest seizure
This last big job would have been 45,000 kilos of prime quality Pakistani hash. ibid. Klaas
This has been my dream my whole fucking life. Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park Europe VII: Amsterdam I, Ricky
Here in Amsterdam there is a canvas loved by the Dutch like no other … there hangs Rembrandt’s world-famous and utterly stupendous Night Watch ... a national treasure. Great Paintings of the World with Andrew Marr s2e3: Night Watch by Rembrandt, Channel 4 2021