drugging the Dutch mind

We Dutch are good at keeping appearances. Our image as dope heads is really unjustified although our coffeeshops are good for tourism (what else would you visit for?). At least they used to be, not so sure what the current situation is with our political climate having taken a populist right-wing turn a  couple of years ago, with the usual moralistic posturing trumping evidence. Don’t believe me about the Dutch cannabis intake being quite average? Have a look at this graphic:

The US, the UK, Aussieland, France, Spain, all trump the lowlands.

At the same time we manage to hide our real vices. The world is aware that we like coffee, sure, but I bet you didn’t know that we beat the rest of the globe by a mile, all of them:


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