Although we have an open mind, we also value respect in public places. As of 2002, smoking cigarettes in the Netherlands is only allowed in designated areas or on outdoor terraces. Smoking while walking on the streets isn’t prohibited, but you risk a serious fine if you don’t toss your cigarette butt in the widely placed ashtrays.

Smoking marijuana isn’t allowed in the streets or in parks, although it is often done. Even in the aforementioned designated smoking areas, it isn’t custom to smoke marijuana. Nor is it to light up a blunt at any party.

Speak to your host/the people surrounding you and ensure you are not bothering anyone with your fumes and possibly annoying giggles.