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From at the moment you may get a fantastic of 100 euros for smoking weed within the Purple Gentle District

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As of at the moment, weed is not allowed on the road within the metropolis heart of Amsterdam. The rule is meant to cut back nuisance brought on by drug use in public areas, particularly by vacationers.

The ban applies to the Purple Gentle District, Dam Sq., Damrak and Nieuwmarkt. Anybody who lights a joint there and ignores a primary warning might be fined 100 euros. The identical applies to residents. Terraces of espresso outlets are excluded.

Massive indicators had been put up within the metropolis heart this week to attract folks’s consideration to the ban and the fantastic. The municipality beforehand warned that if the nuisance brought on by a smoking ban doesn’t lower sufficient, “we will even look into the chances of banning smoking on terraces at espresso outlets within the space”.

On the finish of final yr, the municipality offered the measures to cut back the nuisance brought on by vacationers within the Purple Gentle District. Different measures talked about earlier are tightening the alcohol gross sales ban and shutting catering and prostitution home windows earlier.

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