Night Mayor to keep the peace

18 August 2016

Amsterdam, known as one of the best cities to party, was the first big city to appoint a night mayor. But the parties – and the resulting economic injection it brings – have been a source of headaches for many an official and local. The easiest way to deal with this, says Milan Marik, Amsterdam’s first Night Mayor, is to close the business, revoke the license and hope peace will reign. But it is often the short-sighted solution, exactly because it doesn’t take the partygoer into consideration. They will simply move somewhere else – and take their money with them.

Mirik Milan is promoting the concept of 24-hour districts. Photograph: Graeme Robertson

Mirik Milan is promoting the concept of 24-hour districts. Photograph: Graeme Robertson

Read more on the concept of a Night Mayor in The Guardian – what it entails and how it can benefit the locals, the visitors as well as the economy.

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