News of: Friday, August 12 2005,

Amsterdam outdoor cafes (Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein) most expensive

A test has shown that the outdoor cafes on the squares Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein are the most expensive in the Netherlands.

Two beers, two wines and two cola cost E 14.48 on the 2 famous squares, whereas in the town of Eindhoven the same beverages cost E 11.08.

The prices in Amsterdam have gone up 7 percent in 1 year.

The test was done in the 21 most touristic cities of the Netherlands. The most expensive are Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Haarlem, the cheapest are Eindhoven, Dordrecht and Enschede.