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Game over for cruise ships in Amsterdam!

Good news for Amsterdam as the city takes a bold step towards sustainability by banning cruise ships from its city center. The move aims to limit visitor numbers and curb pollution, aligning with the city's sustainable ambitions. With over 100 cruise ships docking annually, this measure addresses the challenges of mass tourism and its impact on the Dutch capital.
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Politicians are determined to preserve Amsterdam's unique charm and cultural heritage by deterring excessive tourist influx. The closure of the central cruise terminal on the River IJ near the main train station signifies a significant step in this direction.
Amsterdam has been grappling with the consequences of its immense popularity, attracting a staggering 20 million visitors each year. (!!) 😲While its party city reputation allures many, managing such high numbers has become a concern. This decision reflects the city's commitment to striking a balance between tourism and preserving its identity.
Air pollution reduction is another crucial driver behind the ban. Studies have shown that cruise ships contribute significantly to nitrogen oxide levels, negatively impacting the environment. By removing these vessels from the city center, Amsterdam aims to mitigate their harmful emissions.
A fantastic decision that will hopefully inspire other European cities!!





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  • Videlis Eddie

    43 w

    Amsterdam is making the right decision for the planet

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    • Johan M. Sanne

      46 w

      This is really the right move. The next step should be to enforce the electrification of sightseeing boats as well. We visited Amsterdam in June, embarking on a sightseeing boat. In addition to CO2 exhausts, it was often so noisy we had difficulties hearing the guide

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      • Annett Michuki..

        47 w

        significant step in preserving their law in sustainability

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        • George Kariuki

          47 w

          This bold step by Amsterdam can serve as an example for other tourist destinations facing similar challenges.

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          • Grace Njeri

            47 w

            Cruise ships release large amounts of harmful gas emissions, contributing significantly to air pollution and global warming.

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            • johnte ndeto

              47 w

              This will surely curb unnecessary pollution

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              • Joyce Waturu

                47 w

                I came across this read and it just warmed my heart.Sanity in Amsterdam ought to e restored regardless of the economic and social implications.

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                • Richard Orengo

                  48 w

                  This is a bold step.

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                  • Patrick Kiash

                    48 w

                    Dutch they usually lead in several ways toward making their country better especially in environmental issues,which is very encouraging.

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                    • Hilda Wangui

                      48 w

                      Impressive move

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                      • walter lungayi

                        48 w

                        This is great news. Atleast water pollution will reduce.

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                        • bonke reinhard

                          48 w

                          Amsterdam had make the right decision

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                          • zelda ninga

                            48 w

                            This is a bold move but a good one, anything for the planet is a yes.

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                            • rosebellendiritu

                              48 w

                              @zelda_ninga_442 at least its a move that will reduce the number of people maybe entering the town,so there will be reduced activities that negatively affects the planet

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                            • Judith Callaghan

                              48 w

                              This is definitely the right move

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                              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                                48 w

                                It's bold move

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                                • Lucinda Ramsay

                                  48 w

                                  Brave brave leadership! 😃💚🌍👏

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                                  • Jengaj John

                                    48 w

                                    Cruise ships are a catastrophe for the environment.

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                                    • Munene Mugambi

                                      48 w

                                      This is the right move by Amsterdam

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