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Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan made an unusual suggestion earlier this year for a man responsible for a major European city: tourists should sleep elsewhere.
Residents have been moaning about the visitor influx, blaming them for raising prices, making noise and — most unforgivably in a cycling-crazed city — crowding out the bike paths.
Sadly for the complainants, few seemed to listen and hotel stays in Amsterdam rose 9.6 percent in the first half, grabbing about a third of all nights booked in the country.
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