Amsterdam officials are considering building an "erotic centre" to tempt randy tourists away from the overpopulated red light district.
More than 17 million people visit the city each year, making life crowded for its 1.1 million permanent residents and stretching the government's infrastructure.
Mayor Femke Halsem has made it her goal to reduce Amsterdam's tourism levels, threatening to ban foreigners from buying cannabis at its famous coffee shops in an attempt to bring numbers down.
The red light district, where sex workers advertise their services in window displays, is another major tourist attraction. Sex workers have reported being frequently harassed by gawping visitors and tour groups.
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In a new report, city officials have proposed constructing a new rental complex in a different part of town to draw sex-mad tourists away from prostitution-heavy areas of De Wallen, De Pijp and Singel.
Described as a "prostitution hotel" or "erotic centre", the development would contain sex theatres and rooms for prostitution, as well as various other sexual facilities.
The report says the hotel would feature a high-quality interior with a "large glass roof for daylight or looking at the stars".
The rooms would all open onto a plaza with "proper, yet intimate lighting", according to draft plans.
Officials say it should be located far enough away from the red-light district to steer foot traffic away, and ideally close to the Noord-Zuid metro link.
They say the aim of the hotel wouldn't be to replace the red-light district, as most sex workers have said they'd prefer to stay there, but to create alternative locations to ease pressure on the busiest areas.
Local politicians have responded to the idea positively, Dutch New reports.
Last week city councillors voted to ban tour groups from walking around all red light districts from April.
Tours in other parts of the city that contain sex workers' windows will also be banned, guided tours anywhere else in the centre will require a permit and group sizes will be limited to 15 people.
Currently up to 115 guided tours pass through the red light district everyday.
Deputy mayor Victor Everhardt said it is "disrespectful to treat sex workers as a tourist attraction".
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