Have you ever terribly badly needed to go to the toilet in the middle of your shopping trip or a fun time in a tourist area? I bet you have. Imagine how horrible it is when you cannot find a single toilet around you. I have been to various places in the Netherlands such as city centres, bus and railway stations and tourist areas. After all this time I have realized that you can hardly find a toilet in public places. Even in the Keukenhof I could only find two or three toilets. Hence the long queues of people waiting for their turn to go into.
In Indonesia you can find a toilet on every corner at public facilities, and tourist areas in particular. They cost around 8 or 10 cents. There will always be a toilet attendant from whom you can get change, so you don't need to worry about small change. Frankly, the toilets are not as clean as those in the Netherlands, but at least you can easily relieve your need there, so you don't get toilet fever.
Asep Bayu Ekawijaya, from Indonesia, spouse of a PhD student at Wageningen UR
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