Amsterdam Police Publish Tourist Guide 

Amsterdam Police Publish Tourist Guide 
Posted by FoM on April 21, 2000 at 10:30:49 PT
To Red-Light District 
Source: Nando Times
City police said Friday they are publishing a guide to help foreign tourists flocking to the Dutch capital for sex and drugs do it safely. The English-language "Police Red Light Guide," will be released in time for this summer's peak tourist season, said police spokesman Arie van Zandbergen. 
The leaflet, written by agent Wim Schild, a 12-year veteran of the red light district beat, gives pointers to tourists who come to take advantage of permissive policies on drug use and prostitution. The author, who also lives in the district, warns foreigners to avoid street dealers and instead buy hashish and marijuana at so-called "coffee shops," which are regulated by the city. Anyone planning to eat "space-cakes," cookies laced with marijuana or hashish, should make sure to drink lots of sweet liquids, he says. And, the guide warns, many of the scantily clad prostitutes standing behind the large windows of the district's canal houses may not be what they seem. "Pay particular attention to the places you enter," the guide says. "Lots of tourists are taken by surprise when the lady they are visiting turns out to be a gent." Amsterdam, Netherlands Published: April 21, 2000 Copyright  2000 Nando MediaRelated Articles:Traveling To Amsterdam For The Cannabis Cup Just Says Maybe - Newsweek International Pot Online; Illegal Connections On The Web 'Great Joint' Just for Coffee
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on April 21, 2000 at 16:25:05 PT
Amsterdam Police Publish Tourist Guide 
This is the same article but I put a picture of the red light district in Amsterdam on this page. Here it is!Amsterdam Police Publish Tourist Guide To Red-Light District
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Comment #1 posted by legalizeit on April 21, 2000 at 12:28:36 PT
That's my kind of cops!
There is a police organization I would donate to if they came knocking on my door!Of course, our police might be willing to do something like that if cannabis were legal and the monetary incentive for busting pot users and stealing their possessions were gone. Then they could go and fight real crime, which would be greatly diminished by drugs being legal.Why would anyone want to visit a street dealer if the Kind Bud were available in a coffee shop or other legitimate business?
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