At least 10 municipalities across the Netherlands are trying to get rid of gay cruising spots in an effort to reduce intimacies in public parks, the Volkskrant reports. The municipalities are doing so by placing fences,cutting down bushes and fining public nudity, according to the newspaper. Closing down gay cruising spots is a problem municipalities have been struggling with for years, according to the newspaper. Closing them is complicated because sex outdoors is not illegal, though 'violating decency' is. In practice this means you are allowed to have sex outdoors, as long as you are not visible to others.
Apriil 3 / NL Times