Gap Fill - Tourism - Level 6


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It's being a tourist and wandering around old towns and villages seeing the , but is it such a for the local residents? Villagers living in the known as 'Old Holland' outside of Amsterdam have had of visitors traipsing around and of tour guides with megaphones disturbing their . They have got together with local tour companies to create rules of conduct for tourists. The rules include not photographing residents without , not strolling into their gardens and not dropping litter. The new code of conduct is an attempt to deal with the growing popularity of the . Tourism is booming and the number of tourists is expected to rise by 50 per cent in the next .

Old Holland is an area that matches people's of Dutch life from a , bygone age. There are windmills everywhere and locals live in preserved, traditional wooden houses. Local resident Peter-Jan van Steenbergen told Holland's Het Parool newspaper that the of Zaanse Schans is like an open-air . He said: "I talked to one resident who opened his in the morning and looked into the camera lenses of nine photographers." He added: "The visitors seem happy to knock on the wooden houses to see if it is real wood. If you are the resident of that house, that is not , of course." He said the busloads of tourists were the biggest .

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