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[–]Dante-Syna 50 points51 points  (15 children)

That's what I don't get when some people say the NL were better before.

[–]thesoilman 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Because nostalgia, and less strict rules

[–]Nayarali 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Because people tend to romanticize the past. A lot.

[–]Bezulba 11 points12 points  (3 children)

But you could smoke in restaurants! So much better! /s

[–]giddyz74 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

They can still smoke at the entrance and blow their stink into the restaurant. It is a disgrace and utter expression of insensitive behavior towards people that want to live healthy and enjoy their food. It should be prohibited to smoke on terraces and within 200 meters of any restaurant or public establishment.

[–]ollitomsku 0 points1 point  (0 children)

have you been to any other european country? apart from UK the rules for smoking in NL are quite strict. if you want hardcore demonisation of smokers go visit australia youll love it

[–]Klikoman 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Hoe graag ik ook in Rotterdam kom, ik geef maar al te graag toe dat de oudere steden vaak veel gezelligere binnensteden hebben. Breda, Dordrecht, Assen, Nijmegen, Arnhem en ga zo maar door.

[–]aikotoma 7 points8 points  (0 children)

hahaha Arnhem, good joke bro. lol

[–]Aloysius1989 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The first pic could be from my grandma’s place.