I was station in Netherlands for 2yrs... best part of my military career! There are pubs all over the place, all you have to do is start walking and you'll find one... they usually have a really good selection of dutch, belgian and english beers in them...
The "winds of change" have been blowing hard for a number of now so I don't see much give on this from Geert Wilders.Maybe Adrie could give some info from a Dutchman`s point of view.
Hoi Adrie.......aangenaam. Hollander, al een paar jaar (28) in Amerika. Waar zit je in Holland?
Check out a neighborhood called de Jordaan near the city center. That neighborhood has some of the coolest beer-centric taverns (or bruin caves) in Europe. Just walk around there and stumble into whatever bar you fancy. Many permit tobacco smoking, too, though it is technically prohibited.