Thinking of a wild trip to Amsterdam? Think again, as the Dutch capital is putting its foot down on British party tourism. Amsterdam, known for its liberal drug laws and red-light district, welcomes around 20 million tourists annually, but locals have grown weary of their disruptive behavior.
In an effort to discourage rowdy visitors, the city has launched a new ‘stay away’ campaign, the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at curbing their misbehavior.
“Visitors remain welcome, but not if they misbehave and are a nuisance. Then we as a city say: rather not, stay away,” Deputy mayor Sofyan Mbarki said.
“To keep our city livable, we now opt for limitations instead of irresponsible growth.”