Hollands Red Light District gets new profile
Amsterdam City Council plans to shake up texts about the capital’s famous Red Light District on a number of tourist websites.
Christian Democrat councillors have complained that the descriptions lay too much emphasis on how exciting the area is, with attractions such as its legal prostitution and sex shops.
They want attention to be paid to the negative aspects of the sex industry, including abuses such as people trafficking and exploitation. They also want more said about the neighbourhood’s historical character.
Amsterdam council has been attempting to crack down on the abuses taking place in the Red Light District for some years.
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