Amsterdam Pays Alcoholics in Beer

Sarah Hedgecock · 12/05/13 03:58PM

About a year ago, a charity in Amsterdam began a project to employ alcoholics and pay them partially in beer. And according to the New York Times, it's apparently going great.

Lacey Donohue · 11/22/13 12:24AM

[A child watches a show by the French street theatre company Les Plasticiens Volant, featuring giant, terrifying puppets, during an event to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Thursday. Photo by Peter Dejong via AP]

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Gabriel Snyder · 01/21/10 03:33PM

deputy mayor of Amsterdam on why brothels should close between 4am and 8am, according to Reuters. The prostitute union's spokeswoman counters: "This is not a good idea, this is the time when the prostitutes can make the most money."

Dutch Potheads Threatened by Anti-Tobacco Goons

ian spiegelman · 06/28/08 09:42AM

It's still cool to buy some weed and smoke a joint in one of Amsterdam's fine coffee houses, but the freedom-hating health nuts at the European Union have shoved their anti-tobacco agenda down that fair city's throat! This is a real problem for Amsterdam's stoners, since they enjoy the European tradition of mixing tobacco with their hash and Mary Jane.

Willie and Snoop: Together at Last!

ian spiegelman · 04/26/08 12:30PM

Stoner heroes Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson got together in Amsterdam to perform "Superman." Video after the jump.