Petition Closed
Petitioning Chairwomen Stadsdeel Centrum Jeanine van Pinxteren

Amsterdam Gemeente: Recognise the growing anger at the harrassment of The Engel Bar on Zeedijk


Gay businesses such as The Engel, are the important lifeblood of the Zeedijk. Customers have become aware of the personal vendetta shown by the owner of the Mc'Carthy's  tobacco store and its seriously negative impact on the operation of The Engel. Customers and owners deserve greater respect and tolerance. This initiative is organised by customers who believe the persecution of the good people who run and work in The Engel should stop and want to ask the Amsterdam Gemeente to play their part in ensuring fairness and a satisfactory and speedy conclusion.

Letter to
Chairwomen Stadsdeel Centrum Jeanine van Pinxteren
We the undersigned ask the the Gemeente to recognise and react to the growing anger of customers at the harrassment of The Engel Bar on Zeedijk. This action is by the customers of The Engel and not the owners. We would like to see a peaceful solution reached and believe the Gemeente should recognise its role in this.
We therefore ask that all bars on the Zeedijk be treated the same, with the same rules applied to all and that the Gemeente plays its role to ensure a binding and satisfactory conciliation between the owners of the Engel and McCarthy’s tobacco shop.
We thank you for your consideration of this petition.