Amsterdam mayor considers closing red-light district

City’s first female mayor aims to tackle human trafficking, fraud and money laundering

Amsterdam’s first female mayor is considering closing down the city’s famous red-light district due to the conditions endured by the sex workers behind its windows.

Femke Halsema, a former leader of the national Green party who became burgemeester last year, said the city “must dare to think about the red-light district without prostitution”.

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