Shop owners and residents are not taking kindly to ‘flash crowds’ who come to pose and eat fast food in the city’s quaint tangle of streets such as De 9 Straatjes

It is 3.30pm on a Friday and 28-year-old German Lisa Wulff is in a half-hour queue for bubble tea and “toasts” at Amsterdam’s Chun cafe.

“I’ve seen it on social media, and it looks good,” she says. “My generation is more on Instagram, but I have a younger sister, so I saw it on TikTok.”

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