connectVideoAmsterdam moves to ban stag and hen parties
An Amsterdam politician is focused on the combat of ” drunk, puking bachelor party by a prohibition.
Tourists will no longer be able to flock and gawk at the infamous attractions of the red-light district through an official guided tours, effective Jan. 1 of the following year. City officials have been moved to the end both free and paid tours of the historic district still throngs of visitors to said to be “not respectful” with prostitutes on the clock.
The news was announced by the Amsterdam deputy mayor in a statement earlier this week.
“The circumstances in which women have to do their job have worsened,” mayor Femke Halsema told the local media of the tour the curse.
“We have a prohibition on trips for visitors along the sex workers windows, not only because we want to avoid the overpopulation in the red-light district, but also because it is not respectful to the prostitutes,” Udo Kock, the Amsterdam deputy mayor, said, according to The New York Times, “It is obsolete for the treatment of prostitutes as a tourist attraction.”
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Femke Halsema, the first female mayor of the capital, agrees. The politician has pushed for increased restrictions on the tourist hotspot since its inauguration last summer, The Points Guy reports.
“The circumstances in which women have to do their job have worsened,” ms Halsema told the local media of the tour the curse. “So I can understand why a lot of Locals think,” This is not the way we want prostitution to be or how it should be.'”
Affordable flights and accommodation, plus an international reputation as something of a “naughty ” Disneyland”, the medieval city is a dream destination for partygoers from all over the world.
As many as 19 million tourists that visit Amsterdam in 2018, overwhelming the city’s population of 850,000, The Guardian reports. Affordable flights and accommodation, plus an international reputation as something of a “naughty ” Disneyland”, the medieval city is a dream destination for partygoers from all over the world.
More than 1,000 tour groups is said to meander through the town square, Oudekerksplein each week, with the visitors, seduced by excursions with names like “Red light tours with Mistress Lola,” the Guardian reports.
Meanwhile, more than 80 percent of the prostitutes surveyed in a recent study shows that tourists “have a negative effect on their business,” the Times reports, with officials from the city, even the suggestion that the district be moved to a different part of the city.
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Although the red-light district of the land for the time being, additional restrictions of the building to the force in the next few weeks. With effect from April 1, the official guided tours of the red-light district will be prohibited starting some time after 7 p.m., according to The Points Guy. From now on travel from the centre of the city, also known as The red light district, you can walk up to 11 hours
When the larger prohibition end in January 2020, tour groups – which are still permitted in other parts of the city – will be reduced by the maximum capacity of the current 20 to 15 people. In addition, there is a new tax on the tours will be introduced and guides will be required to have an official accreditation process.
Last February, officials of the city cracked with the implementation of fines of up to nearly $ 1,200 for each of the tour guides who allowed “disrespectful” clientele to stare at the sex also.
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