News of: Friday, January 18 2008,
Amsterdam has refused licences for more sex related business. I.a. the the famous sex theatre Casa Rosso and the Banana Bar are to be closed.
Casa Rosso, the Banana Bar, the 'Erotic Museum' and peep shop Sexyland all belong to one owner, Jan Otten. He did not pass the - by now - famous Bibob test. This law intends to prevent criminal financial activities by businesses, by revoking or refusing their licence.
A suspicion of such criminal activities is enough to withdraw a licence, and in this case the suspicion is that money was borrowed from Charles Geerts, whose brothels in the Red Light District have just been closed with the help of the same law.
Fountain in front of Casa Rosso