Amersterdam Bans Red Light District Tours

 

If you're planning on taking a trip to Amsterdam, you should know that officials have moved to end one of the city’s most popular travel activities.

The city government has announced that it will end tours of the Red Light District in Amsterdam because of the growing concern about overcrowding. Officials also want to improve the working conditions of the prostitutes working in the city.

Apparently, officials feel that way too many tourists crowd the street and simply gawk all day at the sex workers. They feel that it was getting out of hand and want to show more respect to the prostitutes of the city. The ban will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Last February, city officials cracked down and imposed fines up to nearly $1,200 for any tour guides who allowed "disrespectful" clientele to stare at the sex workers. 

Source: CNN

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