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Dutch lament downsides of ‘overtourism’

AMSTERDAM — A group of cyclists slams on the brakes as a man pushing a wheeled suitcase stops abruptly in the middle of a busy bike path in downtown Amsterdam to pick up a toiletries bag he dropped. “If we wait a bit longer, he’ll probably start cleaning his teeth,” one rider says to his neighbor, humor failing to mask his frustration. It’s a scene that is emblematic of the problem of “overtourism” that is clogging the streets of cities like Amsterdam, Rome, Barcelona and Venice.

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