Amsterdam crackdown on brothels, marijuana cafes, etc.

February 25, 2009 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Back in December, I read this article on Tripso about Amsterdam’s plans to crack down on brothels, marijuana cafes, and sex shops. Specifically:

They plan to close more than half the city’s brothels, sex shops, peep shows, and marijuana cafes, in order to drive organized crime from the city.

A friend of mine is heading there in about a month, and I was wondering if there had been any progress with this.  I found this clip from Attack of the Show, and I learned a little more.  They closed about 1/5 of the the marijuana cafes because of their proximity to schools.  Plans are to shut down more cafes and brothels over the next 10 years.

Oops!  You figured me out.  I mainly was thinking about this as a way to torture you with more of my Amsterdam pictures.  😉  What do you think – is the pic of the bikes better in black and white or color?


Entry filed under: Europe, News.

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