Amsterdam ‘lawless jungle’

Amsterdam ‘lawless jungle’

Amsterdam ‘lawless jungle’ at night, ombudsman warns

“Criminal money flourishes, there is no authority and the police can no longer handle the situation,” he warned. Some 18 million tourists flock to Amsterdam every year — more than the entire population of the Netherlands.

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(afp.com)—“One night we counted 900 offences, mainly between the hours of 2:00am and 4:00am. The atmosphere is grim, and there is an air of lawlessness,” he said. “Scooters race through the pedestrian areas.

There is a lot of shouting. Drugs are being bought. There is stealing. People pee and even poop on the streets,” he said.

“There is violence but no action. You can even pee on the van of a mobile (police) unit and the driver won’t say anything.” Zuurmond, who has taken the unusual step of moving into the heart of the city for two weeks this summer to observe first hand the problem, also highlighted 2,000 illegal taxis roaming the streets at nights for fares and a flourishing black market with racketeers dealing in wads of cash.

In the Red Light district “the streets are so packed in the evenings that there is a very unsafe public situation in the event of a fire or a heart attack as emergency services cannot get through.”