26 Mar 2016

Amsterdam's night mayor

From This Way Up, 1:10 pm on 26 March 2016
Amsterdam at Night

Amsterdam at Night Photo: (skitterphoto.com CC0 License)

The Dutch capital Amsterdam has been quick to embrace the opportunities afforded by an expanding 24-hour economy.

It has just appointed a night mayor to run the city after dark, keeping the city's nightlife buzzing while trying to avoid the hassles that 24/7 living can bring to other residents.

Jon Henley of The Guardian has been out on the town to see how the measures are working.

Amsterdam canal at night

Amsterdam canal at night Photo: (Public Domain CC20)