Last April, Amsterdam's council banned red light tours from the medieval district, also called De Wallen in an effort to tackle its overtourism problem. Amsterdam's mayor Femke Halsema said she wants to combat the "rise in human trafficking by providing a safe environment in which sex workers can run their businesses". In other areas of the city, change is also coming. The city is continuing to reimagine Amsterdam and deal with the huge influx of tourism. Nineteen million people visited the city in , dwarfing the population of , Tourist tax on rooms were raised this year and more restrictions have been put on renting out Airbnbs.
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Hear the truth about the Red Light District from a sex worker herself as she guides you through the area on this 1. Your tour guide will be holding a red umbrella. My husband and I had a great time on the red light district tour and would definitely recommend doing this particular tour. Our tourguide was very knowledgeable, kind and funny. It was very interesting to learn some facts about prostitution in general as well as the perspective of someone who had been working in this industry for 10 years.