Amsterdam to Cruises: ‘Party Time Is Over’

Amsterdam to Cruises: ‘Party Time Is Over’


Article in the New York Times with quotes from professor Ko Koens.

Header photo: Cruise Port Amsterdam

Amsterdam will stop cruise ships from docking in the city center as part of a campaign to curb pollution and reduce the flow of tourists.

“Amsterdam prides itself on being a very open and tolerant city,” said Ko Koens, a professor of new urban tourism at Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. But residents felt that the open attitude was being abused by tourists.

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