Worrying news from Amsterdam Mayor's office

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Worrying news from Amsterdam Mayor's office

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... t-district

I may have to start learning Dutch!


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Hilarious.....

.....wonder why they didn't ask the tourists in the Rijksmuseum, or Nemo?! :roll:
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"all those who visit the Singel area, which is where the red-light district is located"

Pure genius.
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Coffeeshops near the singel red lights
Amnesia, the plug, grey area...
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DjShaggy wrote: Thu 13th Feb 2020 10:35 pm Coffeeshops near the singel red lights
Amnesia, the plug, grey area...
True, there are a few working girls in that area.
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If u do the math on that article it means that there are more tourists than locals at any one time,all the time in Amsterdam..
Mad...wonder what the place would be like if u more than halved the population...who would buy all the cakes that the mice
run around at night :D ...was this not tried and failed with the weed pass before :?
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Tokeing tom wrote: Fri 14th Feb 2020 09:21 am ...was this not tried and failed with the weed pass before :?
Not in Amsterdam no
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RIP van der Laan. :(
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Sebastiaan Meijer, spokesman for the Mayor has denied that there is any plan to ban foreigners from coffeeshops according to Dutch News but there is reference to making coffeeshops less attractive and exploration of cutting out the illegal backdoor supply chain which could result in only approved grown weed being sold in coffeeshops. So such weed would have legal status within Amsterdam relieving the pressure on coffeeshop owners but presumably the produce would be less attractive to a lot of the people on this forum because the potency would be controlled.
That`s how I see it.
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Not that worrying really. Been here before with the wietpass, and I gather the locals aren’t big fans of the current mayor.

Anyway, if you think the RLD has been there for CENTURIES and that little vice was only legalised in the 90s 8)
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Again, there was never ever a weedpass in Amsterdam
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DjShaggy wrote: Sun 23rd Feb 2020 09:19 am Again, there was never ever a weedpass in Amsterdam
Yes, you’re right, but it was a very hot topic for a while until folks were sure what was what, as with this and the current mayor.
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I was here in those days haha I remember it was a hot topic
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Lafe wrote: Thu 13th Feb 2020 10:58 pm
DjShaggy wrote: Thu 13th Feb 2020 10:35 pm Coffeeshops near the singel red lights
Amnesia, the plug, grey area...
True, there are a few working girls in that area.
True I remember chillin in Amnesia years back and noticed a window visible from where I sat. The people I was with kind kindly explained that that was a blue light special. Good information to have to avoid a confusing business transaction.
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I heard from a executive employee of a coffee shop in Amsterdam last week that they fight hard against the possible i-criterium in Amsterdam at the moment. That could be related to corona and the increasing numbers of infections in the last week... Like in the redlight area and some other areas you have to wear a face mask now even outside (also in some parts of Rotterdam) because it´s so busy there again. Hopefully that calms down again *fingers crossed".
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