The Netherlands: Fun on the Run

Like their counterparts at Berkeley, the Provos (provokers) of Amsterdam are always good for a chuckle. A well-organized group of young artists, writers, intellectuals and university students, they are opposed to just about everything. They have urged the government to paint all Amsterdam chimneys white to eliminate smoke and soot. They have also printed dynamite recipes for anyone interested in blowing up the burgomaster's house. When Crown Princess Beatrix married West German Diplomat Claus von Amsberg last March, they threatened to spike the city's water supply with LSD and stampede the horse-drawn wedding coach with a herd of white...

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