Well, Here is the awesome news for you. If you are in Amsterdam and want to explore the city then you can marry a local for a day. Yes, You read it right!
You can go on a date and enjoy with his/her. Actually, The Dutch capital gives this freedom to walk down the path with an Amsterdam local person for a day and it has been started in order for the thwart of the negative effects of over-tourism.
Tourists Number to Amsterdam is Increasing hugely. It rises from 19 million at present to 29 million in next one decade and one can easily imagine the state of the locals who see such a large of people turning to their city as the local population of Netherlands’ capital is a million.
The department earlier in May had stated that it would stop promoting tourism as the city catches under the huge arrival of the tourists.
A tourist, Deborah Nicholls-Lee married Julian du Perron (30), an Amsterdam local and she told her story through The Guardian.
“Eventually, I relax into it. After all, the wedding is as fake as the flowers that frame the arch above us, and our marriage is for just one day.”
“My marrying Julian for the day probably isn’t going to make Amsterdam a better place but, symbolically, this union between a resident and a tourist does have a strange poignancy. The red aisle that I walk down, the music, and the exchanging of thrift-store rings create a powerful mood – although it’s a hug, not a kiss, that seals the ceremony.”
These matrimonies try to bring the locals and the visitors closer which involve a brief ‘honeymoon’ in which the temporary couple can travel the city’s lesser popular tourist destinations.
An initiative called Untourist Guide to Amsterdam is said to have the aim to bring the tourists and the locals closer and marriage for a day is one of their ways to accomplish it.