Amsterdam is one of the most visited and beloved cities in the world. Many of the city’s residents make a living from various fields in the tourism industry, and need a threat from the presence of the many tourists in the city. The corona mummified, with the restrictions of local claims in the Netherlands and additional restrictions in the various tourist countries, the city experienced a special quiet of all the tourists who are accustomed to visit it regularly.
Amsterdam residents discovered a new reality during the Corona period: quiet streets, which suddenly became particularly clean, fresh air and the lack of familiar urine odor streets. The professional residents were happy that they suddenly got to enjoy the beautiful and special city only for themselves, and many veteran residents even said that they suddenly got to reach areas that for many years they avoided getting to. I really know if they really want to be missed.
“Amsterdam needs tourists, without them all our amazing museums, restaurants and sites would not have survived for a long time,” says Nicola, a city resident for decades. “But it was a big bonus beyond Corona that the Bavarians could not come,” he notes. “No more big tourist groups in the canal area vomiting streets after drinking a lot of alcohol and smoking a lot of drugs. We got our beautiful city back.”
Even in the days before the Corona, the authorities in Amsterdam began to fight the negative and ugly effects of the large number of tourists visiting the city. Lots of noise, dumping of rubbish on the streets and urination near teachers’ homes have become a major urban hazard. Even before the outbreak of the plague our students many residents on the developments of the workers, and began to bitterly call the city “Disney World Tourist”.
I, with the removal of the antitrust in the Netherlands and the preparations for the return of foreign tourism to the country, the residents of Amsterdam face an external dilemma of their position on the return of tourists to their city. In a representative response, the Amsterdam municipality does not participate in the public to the situation that prevailed in the city before the outbreak of the corona, and upgrade the quality of life of the places. Towards the summer, which seems to have no tourist restrictions in the Netherlands, the municipality of the Netherlands has launched a special tourism campaign: yes to visiting museums, no to drug and alcohol tourism.
The City of Amsterdam has launched an online campaign costing more than € 100,000, encouraging tourists to return to Amsterdam — but urging them to visit the many museums and tourist and cultural sites around the city. Manjeng, the campaign demonstratively excludes any treatment of tourists who have been accustomed for many years to visiting the Dutch city due to the famous “coffee-shop” stores where they smoke drugs, and many who drink alcohol. The campaign even pick a part: noisy visitors and other bachelor parties are still welcome in Amsterdam and will not be welcomed.
“We do not want to return to the sights we were accustomed to before the map, when the large crowd would band together in the street area the dilapidated hotels and noise and loud rooms for the residents of the places in the city,” wrote an official statement from the municipality. “Tourists who respect Amsterdam will continue to be welcomed in the city. The kingdom, tourists who treat the city’s residents and its tradition outside with special respect will also be welcomed – our position is clear: do not come to Amsterdam anymore.”
Amsterdam want to make it clear that they do not want to change the ways of tourism in the city from end to end, and are still very happy to receive tourists. “Anything that is really sought to be done in this campaign can bring Helmigon to develop the settings of the tourists on the streets,” says Griet Udo, the municipality’s campaign manager. His name, the first message of the campaign to the many tourists: Drink alcohol in apartments and pubs and not a street, use the toilets and do not make a lot of noise.