It's great being a tourist and leisurely wandering around old towns and villages seeing the sites, but is it such a thrill for the local residents? Villagers living in the area known as 'Old Holland' outside of Amsterdam have had enough of visitors traipsing around and of tour guides with megaphones disturbing their peace. They have got together with local tour companies to create rules of conduct for tourists. The rules include not photographing residents without permission, 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 region. Tourism is booming and the number of tourists is expected to rise by 50 per cent in the next decade.
Old Holland is an idyllic area that matches people's image of Dutch life from a slower, bygone age. There are windmills everywhere and locals live in beautifully preserved, traditional wooden houses. Local resident Peter-Jan van Steenbergen told Holland's Het Parool newspaper that the village of Zaanse Schans is like an open-air museum. He said: "I talked to one resident who opened his curtains in the morning and looked into the camera lenses of nine amateur 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 pleasant, of course." He said the busloads of tourists were the biggest nuisance.
We walked leisurely into the hotel.
Grace allowed her mind to wander to other things.
He spent three days making an absolute nuisance of himself.
We spend the afternoon traipse from one shop to another.
She patted Mona, taking care not to disturb her costume.
Police said permission for the march had not been granted.
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1.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 pleasant, of course.
He went up the garden path to knock on the door.
2.The rules include not photographing residents without permission, not strolling into their gardens and not dropping litter.
without permission未经许可；[法] 未经许可
They cannot leave the country without permission.
外出旅游，悠闲地徜徉在古老的村庄和小镇，欣赏美景是一件非常惬意的事情，但是对当地居民来说，他们也觉得同样开心吗？居住在阿姆斯特丹城外“老荷兰区”的村民接待了太多游客，他们在街道上走来走去，旅游团的扩音器扰乱了平静。他们与当地旅游公司一起制定了游客行为准则 。这些准则包括，未经许可不要给当地居民拍照，不要走进他们的花园，不要乱丢垃圾 。新的行为准则是为了应对该地区不断增长的受欢迎度 。旅游业蓬勃发展，未来十年，旅游业预期将增长50% 。
老荷兰区是一个田园诗般的地方，重现了过去时代荷兰人的生活画面。到处都有风车，当地人生活在保存完好的，传统的木屋里 。当地居民Peter-Jan van Steenbergen告诉荷兰报纸Het Parool，Zaanse Schans村就像一个露天的音乐馆 。他说：“我跟一个早上打开窗帘，看着9名业余摄影师镜头的居民聊了一下 。”他补充说：“游客们看上去非常喜欢敲一下木屋，看一下是不是实木的 。如果你是房屋的主任，当然会不开心 。”他说，游客导致的公共汽车超载是最让人讨厌的 。