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20 Best Captions For This Red Light District Picture

Posted on: March 11, 2017


Amsterdam Red Light District Picture

The Best Titels For This Funny Red Light District Picture We asked the internet to send us the best captions for this red light district picture. This is how the internet reacted – check out the best ones: “Would you look at that… this advert says there’s single girls in my area.” “I need better headphones.” “Study or […]

New Dutch Law On Cannabis To Decriminalise Production

Posted on: February 21, 2017


New Dutch Law on Cannabis

New Dutch Law On Cannabis Aims For Regulated Decriminalisation Of Production The legalization of cannabis cultivation in Holland is one step closer. The House of Representatives just passed a new Dutch law on cannabis with a narrow majority. The newly proposed law by political party D66 states that under certain conditions cannabis can be cultivated […]

Drug Consultancy: “New Dutch Cannabis Policy is Absurd”

Posted on: February 20, 2017


August de Loor about Dutch Cannabis Policy

Amsterdam’s Foundation of Drug Consultancy about the Dutch Cannabis Policy This is one of the more recent open letters received by Stichting Adviesburo Drugs (Foundation of Drug Consultancy). It’s about the current Dutch governments policy to close down cannabis coffeeshops that are located too closely to schools. The name for the new Dutch cannabis policy is “distance […]

Amsterdam Coffee Shops Closing Has Negative Effects

Posted on: January 13, 2017


Amsterdam Coffee Shops Closing

Amsterdam Coffee Shops Closing, Not A Good Idea It’s rush hour in Mellow Yellow on the last day of 2016. Italian tourists who just visited the Heineken Experience are crowding around the counter. Coffee shop owner Johnny Petram calmly weighs their order. Mellow Yellow is one of eight coffee shops that were closed in the […]

An Interview with the Salvation Army in Amsterdam

Posted on: December 21, 2016


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Salvation Army Officer in Amsterdam Amsterdam Red Light District Stories Who are you and what do you do for the Salvation Army? My name is Henny Tinga and I have worked for the Salvation Army in the Red Light District for a very long time, more than 50 years! I have seen a lot and have […]

Student Prostitutes In Amsterdam: An Easy Living

Posted on: December 20, 2016


News: Student Prostitutes in Amsterdam

Prostitutes In Amsterdam: Students Consider The Job Option Close to 6 percent of the students in Amsterdam have worked as prostitutes and some 27 percent have considered working as student prostitutes in Amsterdam. The sample size for the University Of Amsterdam (UVA) poll had a total of 363 respondents, which is quite small. But one […]

An Interview with the First Condom Shop of the World

Posted on: December 16, 2016


Interview Founder Condom Shop in Amsterdam

Interview Founder First Condom Shop in Amsterdam We spoke with Theodore van Boven who is one of the owners of world’s first condom shop which was founded in 1987, on the oldest street of Amsterdam. It was opened in a time when there were more sexual transmitted diseases (STD’s) in the Netherlands and when talking sex […]

Dutch Pretend To Be A Sex Worker To Get A Free STD Test in Holland

Posted on: November 23, 2016


STD Test in Holland

STD Tests In Holland Are Free When You Say You’re A Sex Worker Robbie regularly visits the Dutch Area Health Authority (locally known as Gemeentelijke GezondheidsDienst or GGD abbreviated) to get an STD test. Every time he makes up a fake story so he doesn’t have to pay. “I don’t feel like paying 90 Euros for a regular […]

Street Prostitution in Holland – An Interview With A Prostitute

Posted on: November 11, 2016


Street Prostitution in Holland

Street Prostitution In Holland Trough The Eyes Of A Sex Worker Utrecht wants to end a designated street prostitution zone, called ‘tippel zone’ in Dutch, where street prostitution in Holland is legally allowed. Closing of the designated street prostitution zone at the Europalaan is a hotly debated topic within the municipality. Project developers and entrepreneurs are urging […]

Happy Hooker Runs Bed & Breakfast in Amsterdam

Posted on: November 9, 2016


Amsterdam Bed And Breakfast Xaviera Hollander

Xaviera Hollander – ex-call girl, former madam, & famous author of the book ‘The Happy Hooker’ – runs a bed & breakfast in Amsterdam Xaviera Hollander, born in Surabaya, Indonesia, is a Dutch author and former prostitute and madam. She became world famous for her book The Happy Hooker: My Own Story 1971. Xaviera Hollander, after she […]