Amsterdam says "we are all gay" - begs gays to visit them
by Scott Carmichael
Jul 16th 2009
The Dutch tourist bureau is reaching out to American gays by trying to convince them that "everyone is gay in Amsterdam".
The bureau says that gays are one of the few remaining tourist groups with any disposable income left, and they are trying to paint Amsterdam as a very gay friendly city in the hope that they'll make the trip and spend their cash in the Dutch capital.
To deliver their message, they'll be inviting the gay community in the US to visit Amsterdam using TV commercials and magazine ads.
Gay TV channel "Here TV" is even planning to show a documentary about gay friendly Amsterdam.
Of course, the whole promotion could also have something to do with the fact that Amsterdam really isn't as gay friendly as it used to be, and that many other European cities have bypassed them.