According to the news of the news portal, tourism News Center, which is the news source of the tourism sector in Turkey, in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, which is preparing to launch an online campaign to keep away young British male tourists who want to come to the city for alcohol and drug parties, Stay Away! Within the scope of the campaign called (Stay away), various videos will appear in front of those who search for terms such as bachelorette party Amsterdam, cheap hotel amsterdam or Pub crawl Amsterdam on the internet, which will deter them from coming to the city.
Be Respectful before, in order to prevent problems such as drug and alcohol-related outbursts by the Municipality of Amsterdam, harassment of sex workers in the brothel district Red Light Districht, and toilets being placed on the streets! There was a campaign titled, but as the problems continued, the city council prepared a new package of measures last December against the problems caused by party tourism.
The deterrent videos, which will feature images of tourists who had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance due to excessive alcohol and drugs, or who were detained by the police due to the discomfort they caused, will also include warnings about fines, criminal record, and the harms of alcohol and drugs to health. How to behave in Amsterdam from April as part of the package of measures? Another campaign will be launched. Tourists will be told what to watch out for in Amsterdam through billboards to be hung on busy streets and entertainment areas.
Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Sofyan Mbarki, who gave information about the campaign, which includes earlier closing of restaurants and entertainment venues in the city center and banning the sale of alcohol in certain areas, said that they will always welcome visitors, but they will not tolerate those who act inappropriately and cause discomfort.
Amsterdam, which hosts an average of 22 million tourists every year, is flooded by young British men, especially on weekends, due to bachelorette parties. Amsterdam is an important center of attraction for British youth due to its easy accessibility, the fact that the British currency pound is more valuable than the euro, and the ease of access to drugs.
While the campaign aims to keep young British men between the ages of 18 and 35 away from Amsterdam, bachelor parties of British youth have been one of the most important issues on the agenda of the municipality for a long time. Eberhard van der Laan, the mayor of the period, who brought this issue to the agenda about 10 years ago and whose residence is on the banks of the canals in the center of Amsterdam, called for precautions by saying, ''When I open the curtain every morning, I don't want to see a drunken Englishman swimming in the canal with a tutu behind him.''