What’s in a name? The new tourist map of Amsterdam

It’s komkommertijd here in the Netherlands, but rather than making up Dutch cultural traditions, we’re encouraging tourists to see more of Amsterdam.

Yes, journalist Jelmer Visser, fed up with the constant expansion that the city of Amsterdam seems to grant itself, created a tourist map of the Netherlands — from the perspective of the Amsterdam tourism board.

You think it’s bad that Amsterdam has claimed a castle that will take nearly an hour to get to with public transport as their own or has started describing Zandvoort as Amsterdam Beach? Wait until they start referring to Eindhoven as the Amsterdam Lights Festival South.

Originally published at https://www.dutchnews.nl on August 8, 2019.