Authorities warn that Amsterdam has become a ‘lawless jungle’ at night

(AFP) Tourist hotspot Amsterdam turns into a “lawless jungle” after dark with the police powerless to intervene against crime and violence, the city’s ombudsman warned in an interview Saturday.

“The city centre becomes an urban jungle at night,” Amsterdam’s official ombudsman Arre Zuurmond told Dutch daily Trouw, warning of illegal car and bike races zooming through the streets, open drugs sales and general mayhem.

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