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Alcoholic street cleaners paid in beer

Three street cleaners head out to work to earn their beer, tobacco and lunch in the east of Amsterdam. Picture: AP

Three street cleaners head out to work to earn their beer, tobacco and lunch in the east of Amsterdam. Picture: AP

  • by TOBY STERLING
 

The men streaming in and out of a small clubhouse in Amsterdam could almost be builders at the end of a hard day, taking off their orange reflective vests and cracking jokes as they down a few Heinekens, waiting for their pay packets.

 

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