A City Tries To Save Itself Amsterdam Seeks To Rein in Tourists

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that Amsterdam, a city of 850,000, is unable to cope with the 18 million tourists who visit each year. City planners are experimenting with ways of limiting their numbers.
Amsterdam's red light district

Amsterdam's red light district

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Stephen Hodes at one of the canals in Amsterdam's historic center: "There is a lot of fear that the city will become an amusement park and the last residents will disappear."

Stephen Hodes at one of the canals in Amsterdam's historic center: "There is a lot of fear that the city will become an amusement park and the last residents will disappear."

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