Dog shit - number one irritant. At last people have started picking it up and putting it in bins. Some parts of town (like the Nassaukade water front) have special dog toilets - sand pits - where you have to make your dog do its business. But there are still people who think it is quite okay to let their horrible beast shit next to my front door or in our flower beds. And if you say anything they scream that they have paid their taxes.

The posh dog owners in Zuid are up in arms about plans to ban dogs from most of the Vondel park.