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Authentic Amsterdam Memorabilia

no smokingFor those of you who just aren’t satisfied with a run-of-the-mill pair of wooden clogs, a miniature porcelain windmill or an Amsterdam t-shirt, try this: The City of Amsterdam has begun selling “No smoking” signs as collector’s items, to prevent the recently introduced official ones from being stolen from the street.

A suburb of Amsterdam introduced them as part of an experimental ban of smoking marihuana on the streets, to reduce loitering and petty crime. Of course, the banning of smoking J’s in a city like Amsterdam is too ridiculous to work, and the signs just look to damn cool not to have one for yourself!

For about 90 euros each, everyone can now buy one by sending an e-mail  to: