Amsterdam may be a ‘party city’ but you could be fined for rowdy behaviour

Amsterdam on Thursday warned rowdy British and Dutch tourists who “party excessively” in the city that they could face stiff fines, in the latest campaign to halt drunken mayhem on the streets. The campaign specifically targets men aged between 18 to 34 years, who are increasingly attracted by the freewheeling Dutch capital’s beer-drinking and soft-drug culture, as well as the salacious draw of its red light district. Enticed by cheap travel, groups of young men — mainly from elsewhere in the Netherlands or Britain — frequently roam the inner city’s…

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French Chef Boulud’s Restaurant Fined $1.3 Million for Wire in Food

A piece of metal wire in a plate of coq au vin could cost award-winning French chef Daniel Boulud dearly: a jury has fined one of his restaurants  $1.3 million after a diner swallowed it and needed emergency surgery. The customer, Barry Brett, went with his wife in February 2015 to db Bistro Moderne on West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan, not far from Times Square. It is one of several Boulud restaurants in the Big Apple, opening in 2001 and known for its gourmet burgers. Shortly after he began…

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