My Least Favourite Thing About Europe Is...

My Least Favourite Thing About Europe Is...I love walking big European cities. The architecture is always beautiful and there's never a shortage of things to see and do. Drop me down in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam or Dublin and let me walk!

There is one negative thing about walking big European cities. It's often very difficult to find a free public washroom. The picture I took below is an example of a public washroom in Amsterdam. They wanted a Euro to enter.


In Toronto, we take free public washrooms for granted. Paid toilets are everywhere in Europe and they're shitty...

Share this entry

Comments (16 - click here to join in!)


You're using the wrong ones Mike! I found them to be way cleaner.

One toilet even wiped down the seat after you used it. It rotated the seat and wiped it with disinfectant.

October 10, 2013 @ 1:35 PM

Mississauga Phil

I could deal with Pay toilets in certain public forums (Square 1 or union station for example)as long as they're reasonably priced and I feel like I'm getting value for paying (better be clean and smell like the inside of a lysol bottle). I would draw the line at paying to use the washroom in a restaurant or something of that Ilk(ACC/Skydome). If I'm paying to eat there/ watch yuor damn well better let me use the facilities....

October 10, 2013 @ 3:10 PM


Mike, where are you when you took this picture?

October 10, 2013 @ 4:00 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

It's actually in the shopping district near the flower market here in Amsterdam.

October 10, 2013 @ 4:14 PM


Your blog is shitty.

October 10, 2013 @ 5:02 PM


I see what you did there!

October 10, 2013 @ 5:53 PM


A far cry from one of the finalists in the 'Canada's Best Restroom' contest:

October 10, 2013 @ 6:50 PM


@Sauga Phil, I agree. In an arena or stadium where you paid you ticket and you can't really leave, that would be wrong. But I don't mind paying if it's in public place.

I always buy something if I walk in a fast food or coffee shop to use their bathroom. I just think it's bad form to go pop in and pop out (yes I said "pop" lol) without buying something.

October 10, 2013 @ 7:38 PM

Nigel Trousershrapnel

Post is in the toilet anyways, so....
Describe your last poop using a movie name.

October 10, 2013 @ 8:30 PM


This is 40... ounces.

October 10, 2013 @ 9:10 PM


This is the end.

October 10, 2013 @ 9:13 PM

Mississauga Phil

Blackhawk Down

October 11, 2013 @ 8:10 AM

Willy Nilly


Just returned from a Baltic cruise. Had no problem with areas had freebies. However, for a Euro, if I was desperate, would gladly pay. Most basic, but clean.

October 11, 2013 @ 7:34 PM


Not a fan of the pay washrooms. I was in the train station in Venice last year desperately needing a washroom before going on the train. Didn't have the correct change and had to buy something I didn't want to get change to go to the bathroom. That's just...not ok in my books.

October 12, 2013 @ 12:51 AM

Robert the Bruce

It was a Scotsman that invented the limbo dance.

He was trying to get under the door of a pay toliet!

November 7, 2013 @ 12:24 PM

Leave a comment

Only 16 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!

« Keep Me Posted Open Mike North Holland Open Mike »