Tourist Tours to the Red Light District Immediately Banned by the Government of Amsterdam – The government of the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands will soon be banning one of the most popular recreational activities so far.
The government announced it would soon end recreational tours to the Red Light district. This method was taken after the sex workers were kicked off because they were seen as a recreational show.
"We consider it very inappropriate for tourists to glance at or lure sex workers," said city councilor Udo Kock, who suggested this method.
Kock, who is deputy mayor of Amsterdam, oversees local government departments including public housing and finance.
While this new law will affect some of the sex workers in the Red Light district, it will change the territory around it.
This Red Light Territory is in the central area of Amsterdam which is very popular among tourist groups.
The local people have blamed the increasing number of people walking and various ways have been worked out to reduce the number of tourists in the tour lineup. The government asks all recreational tour operators to have valid permits.
The ban on recreation to Red Light will take effect on January 1, 2020. So there is still an opportunity for tourism bureaus to reduce their efforts at Red Light.
A staff from Viator, the recreation company owned by TripAdvisor, explained that they are still offering Red Light District tours and there are many tourists who are interested.
“Some of our advertisers offer experiences in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. And we try to make sure to contact companies so that all products on our site are sold before 1 January 2020," said a Viator spokesperson.
Source : kompas.com