The authorities of Amsterdam had to close some streets in the city center near the red light district this Saturday due to crowds and asked tourists not to visit this area.
“Don’t go to the red light district. It’s too crowded. Some streets are temporarily closed,” said local authorities on the social network Twitter. To ensure social distance, they introduced one-way traffic to monitor the influx of people gathered.
Sex workers in the Netherlands were allowed to go back to work on July 1 after the coronavirus pandemic shutdown, and they are mainly focused on this area.
In Amsterdam, the influx of tourists who have come to the city in the past few weeks has increased as the restrictions have been relaxed and the borders with several European countries have been opened.
The city council alerted the companies on Friday and found that they were also responsible for maintaining a safety distance of 1.5 meters between customers. They argued that “many foreign visitors to the city center do not know the Dutch coronavirus regulations”.