Tourists can now be fined for staring at prostitutes displaying themselves amid Amsterdam’s Red Light District, according to a report Tuesday.
Amsterdam’s popular tourist attraction, “De Wallen” or red-light district, is now enacting stricter laws to respect prostitutes, which will go into effect in April, the Daily Mail reported. While prostitution is legal in Amsterdam, it is illegal on the streets; therefore, prostitutes stand by large windows to attract customers. New legislation will force tourists to turn their backs to prostitutes while in the district. It is also now illegal to take photos of prostitutes while sight seeing, the city’s website avails.
Another law, which is believed to be enacted in 2019, will make it illegal to have sex with an allegedly trafficked prostitute. The law entails up to four years in prison for the crimes.
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Guides are also mandated to inform tourists to act respectful while in the Red Light District.
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