Dutch Tourism Industry

Lee Doren who runs the YouTube channel HowTheWorldWorks said in his video “The Nashville Flood Happened” that passing a law that prevents foreign tourist buying soft drugs would destroy the Dutch tourist industry.

Now as someone who lives in The Netherlands and enjoys taking vacations in his own country I knew this was nonsense. So with some digging on the website of the CBS (Dutch Statistics Bureau) I got some actual figures on the Dutch Tourism Industry and made a quick video response to his video.

Now I might not agree with the current push for the law that would ban the sale of drugs to tourists I can understand why people want this law. With some of the severe issues we have around our borders with drugs runners. These drugs runners actually drive foreign tourists of the road to ask them if they want to buy drugs, and endanger everyone on the road when they flee from the police. A lot of accidents have already happened, and some pursuits have ended with police firing guns in self defence.

People are just fed up with it and that’s why politicians are pushing for it.

Collin Maessen is the founder and editor of Real Skeptic and a proponent of scientific skepticism. For his content he uses the most up to date and best research as possible. Where necessary consulting or collaborating with scientists.