News of: Monday, July 28 2008,
Today, GAYtic was opened, a tourist information point specially dedicated to gay visitors of Amsterdam.
GAYtic is an information office (located in a gay gift shop at Spuistraat 44), but gay visitors can also go there if they have problems. It appears gay visitors often feel reluctant to go to the police with problems that are related to their being gay (such as violence against gays).
GAYtic works together with the ATCB, the Amsterdam Tourist and Convention Board.
GAYtic is the second gay tourist information point in Amsterdam. PinkPoint has already been in operation for several years. This information kiosk is located in front of the Westerkerk church, near the Anne Frank House and the Homomonument.
It is unclear what the relation between the two is, if any.
Pink Point kiosk
Gay tourist info