Amsterdam To Impose New Rules For Its Red Light District

Amsterdam To Impose New Rules For Its Red Light District

22/07/2019 0 By M Zaman

There are plenty of reasons to visit Amsterdam. One of the main tourist attraction probably is its Red Light District. It is also renowned to the world. Which makes Amsterdam world famous.

Likewise, any other cities in Europe, Amsterdam is much more liberal rather than becoming conservative.

Which already distinguishes Amsterdam in a different way alongside other European destinations like Germany.

However, the rule once was much flexible and relaxed for the tourists, which is likely to change soon. If you are planning ahead to visit in Amsterdam, then there are new rules you need to know.

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Most recently the city’s mayor Femke Halsema has unveiled sets of proposals. Which include banning sex workers appearing from the streets.

There are also plans underway to closing down some of the brothels.

As a result, closing curtains is likely to be introduced in famous windows within De Wallen and Singel canal areas.

Amsterdam canal during night

Amsterdam canal during night (Image: Pixabay)

There are also other proposals underway to relocating the brothels from the city centre to reduce tourism within Red Light District area.

One of the major reasons behind this significant changes are to protect sex workers right she told Het Parool.

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She also suggested that this initiation will help to tackle organise crimes like human trafficking, fraud and money laundering.

There are also a major plan on the way that will ban guided red light district tourism in Amsterdam.

Under the current rule there are 20 people can participate on a guided tour. This will reduce to maximum 15 as part of the new upcoming regulation.

This ban is likely to become effective from 1st January.

One of the significant reasons behind these changes are cheap flights and available online booking. Previously it were 19 million in 2018 is highly likely to exceed 29 million by 2025.

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