>> Amsterdam is a European tourist hotspot, welcoming over 6 million foreign visitors every year. And not all residents think that's a good thing.>> People are coming to Amsterdam, seem to be coming to Amsterdam to have a party, to have their party in my part of town. And I don't like that.
>> The city is known as a place for cheap alcohol, drugs, and sex. But Amsterdam has spent the past decade trying to re-brand itself as a cultural and historical hub.>>
Only last month, the city's popular beer bike was banned from the city's center, to the likely dismay of bachelor parties.
Some marijuana cafes close to schools have also been shut down. And in 2008, the city shuttered a third of its brothels. The city center street manager is among those campaigning for change.>> Once you're in Amsterdam, you'll see that booze isn't for free, drugs isn't for free, and sex especially is not for free.
I think if we want to accommodate tourists who are interested in the historic character of Amsterdam, that we do need an image change.>> But residents are also vexed about another type of migrants, the white collared office worker. Brexit is expected to trigger an influx of bankers. It's also led to the city being chosen to host the European Medicines Agency, relocated from Britain, as its EU exit nears.
While that might seem a welcome arrival, locals fear it will just drive up rents and property prices.