If you ever wanted to cosy up in the gorgeous streets of Amsterdam, look like te city heard your prayers. In an attempt to get tourists to interact with the locals, the city has launched a campaign called “Marry an Amsterdammer for a day”.
Now, this might sound bizarre but the concept and idea behind this campaign is quite unique. In order to marry an Amsterdammer for a day, one has to bid for a listed bride or groom and be part of a mock wedding ceremony at Wed&Walk, a shop that also converts into a chapel, in the De Pijp district of Amsterdam.
But, there is something good coming out of all this too. A part of the money goes to a charity organisation chosen by the bride or groom.
The experience of having a fake wedding may not find you true love but this is how mass tourism is tackled in Amsterdam.
Deborah Nicholls-Lee, a tourist who married Julian du Perron, an Amsterdam local, shared her experience in an interview given to The Gaurdian. She said,"Eventually, I relax into it. After all, the wedding is as fake as the flowers that frame the arch above us, and our marriage is for just one day.”
Sounds like quite an experience. Would you marry an Amsterdammer for a day?