Amsterdam Tourists Warned City Is Becoming 'No-Go Zone After Dark'

Tourists heading to Amsterdam are being warned to go home after dark because it is becoming a "lawless jungle."

The city becomes dangerous at night - with groups of unruly young men prowling the streets, drag racing, stealing, shouting with drunkards peeing in the streets. But police are powerless to stop the gangs and "no longer have a handle on the situation".

Arre Zuurmond, the official city ombudsman, said these men are from the UK and other parts of the Netherlands.

They cause trouble during stag parties and pub crawls, particularly in the red light district.