The Amsterdam town council decided to wait with closing or moving of 26 coffeeshops in the Amsterdam Red Light District. Mayor van der Laan notified that they want more clarity on the national coffee policies. He does not want to takes “irreversible decisions”.

The final version of city planning strategy paper Coalition Project was presented to the Amsterdam town council. The plan, developed by The Central Bureau and the municipal council, proposes closure of no less than 26 coffeeshops in and around the famous red light district area.
The owners of these coffeeshops will be given a one off-permit for another three years, meaning that within three to six years, 26 coffeeshops will have to close their doors.
Fortunatly Major Van der Laan informed them to postpone the closure or moving of the Coffeeshops!

We all hope that the mayor will make the right and the only decision that these coffee shops won’t be closed at all!

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