Mosquitos in Amsterdam

Old Apr 14th, 2014, 12:39 PM
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It's mosquitoes not mosquitos!
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Old Apr 14th, 2014, 12:42 PM
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Do they have potatos in Amsterdam?
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Old Apr 14th, 2014, 12:43 PM
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Is Dan Quayle in Amsterdam?
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Old Apr 15th, 2014, 12:59 AM
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I didn't know they have toes.
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Old Apr 15th, 2014, 05:39 AM
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If Moses's toes were mosquitoes...
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Old Apr 15th, 2014, 11:35 PM
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Moses toes and mosquitoes. And little lambs eat ivy.
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Old Apr 16th, 2014, 01:45 AM
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dfourh gives the best response IMHO.....

Of course: there are mosquitoes in the Netherlands/Amsterdam.

Most of the time, there aren't swarmes of them. Yes maybe in some areas where there is a lot of stagnant water and in periods of high temperatures.

In general, the problem is indeed the single mosquito hiding in your bedroom! or the singel mosquito hoovering around your head when eating out.

So relax and don't worry. Take some DEET with you if you want to. And keeps windows closed up as much as you can in your room, when you have a light on.
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Old Apr 16th, 2014, 09:29 AM
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You hear it humming with that high pitched whine like a Messerschmidt ready to land on your ear, you turn the light on, and ... nothing. This can last hours. You do NOT want a single mosquito in your room at night, and in summer, you HAVE to take evasive action (the worst being sticking one leg out from under the covers and letting them have at it), >>

that's why the plug-in solution is so good - it rids the room of the mozzies so that it doesn't matter which bits of you are exposed.
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Old Apr 16th, 2014, 09:43 AM
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We have been to Europe numerous times and the one thing I never stopped to consider is the mosquito population. Now I thinking what other things I have neglected to ask about?
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Old Apr 16th, 2014, 11:28 AM
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Now I thinking what other things I have neglected to ask about?>>

ah, IMDonehere, the Donald Rumsfeld question - what is it that we don't know that we don't know?

of course, i can't answer that.
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Old Apr 16th, 2014, 11:52 AM
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Sorry I checked the old photo from Amsterdam, those are not Mosquito toes but just bits of crud on my ipad, must clean in soon.

Sorry for misleading travel advice.

"Now I thinking what other things I have neglected to ask about?"

Actually yes, we had bubonic plague in the late 1300s but it is dying out now. Think that was fleas rather than Mosquitos.
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Old Apr 16th, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Bubonic plague is alive and well and living in America.
Mosquitoes will be a non problem at the end of October.

I can't believe this thread is still going on.
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Old Apr 16th, 2014, 12:21 PM
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It's half time Real Madrid v Barcelona.

So this thread survived another post from me.
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Old Apr 16th, 2014, 01:53 PM
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I've been in Amsterdam many times, even recently, and I never once saw a prostitute. Honestly!

Surely that proves that anyone who contradicts me and says they have existed there for a long time is a troublemaker. After all, the point of paying to travel is to jump to conclusions about what I see in the space of a few days and then lord it over anybody looking for information that I'm a "seasoned" traveler!
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Old Apr 16th, 2014, 06:28 PM
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My kids and I were eaten alive by the mosquitoes that congregated in the rooms we rented in a canal house last July. It was miserable.
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 10:15 AM
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in the space of a few days and then lord it over anybody looking for information that I'm a "seasoned" traveler!>

Well I have spent years and years of spending times by canals - at all times of years - have camped right next to several and never saw a mosquito - it does seem that skeeters in hotel rooms are a problem - annhigh is an un-impeachable source and others too - but the OP question was by canals and there, unless in the last year, have never been any - not even one seen in my 40 years of going to Amsterdam and picnicking and smoking pot by the sides of canals - maybe the cannabis haze kept them away?
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 10:16 AM
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It's half time Real Madrid v Barcelona.>>

i just watched Gareth Bales' goal on youtube - magic!

We saw mozzies AND prozzies in Amsterdam - do I get a special prize?
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 10:46 AM
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Go Royal Madrid!
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 11:44 AM
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"We saw mozzies AND prozzies in Amsterdam - do I get a special prize?"

No, but a nomination for post of the year.

Now then.

Die thread, die.
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 11:46 AM
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Let's get the real buzz about skeeters in Amsterdamned!
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