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Nuisance in British city Hessle: It begins to look like Amsterdam

Posted on: October 27, 2012


Prostitution in Hessle

In a region just outside the British city Hessle, Hessle Road, there is fuss about prostitutes who are working there. Residents of Hessle Road claim that the prostitutes are forced to live in an area that is similar as the Red Light District of Amsterdam. According to the local Hull Daily Mail, the area of […]

Amsterdam is the world’s second best city to visit in 2013!

Posted on: October 21, 2012


Amsterdam Best City To Visit

Lonely Planet loves Amsterdam “Lots of birthday cake,” writes the leading travel guide Lonely Planet in its recommendation for next year to visit Amsterdam. Number two on the list of favorite destinations in 2013, behind San Francisco (USA). Amsterdam Second Best City to Visit in the World The four hundred year old canals, the fortieth […]

Nearly One Million Compensation for Ex-prostitute

Posted on: September 4, 2012


Ex-prostitute gets one million Euro in compensation

Compensation for Ex-Prostitute in the Netherlands The court of Leeuwarden (a city in the north of Holland) assigned a compensation of 950.000 Euro to an ex-prostitute who worked in forced prostitution for seven years long in Amsterdam and Utrecht. The man who forced her to do so, was also sentenced to six years in prison. The court […]

Amsterdam Implements Language Exam for Prostitutes


Mandatory Language Exam For Prostitutes in Amsterdam In the fight against abuses in prostitution, the municipality of Amsterdam will carry out a number of new measures from 1 January 2013. There will be a mandatory language exam for prostitutes to determine their autonomy and it will be prohibited to run double shifts. The City of […]

De Rode Draad – Dutch Union for prostitutes – went bankrupt.

Posted on: September 3, 2012


Metje Blaak explains why De Rode Draad went bankrupt

De Rode Draad (The Read Thread) was pronounced bankrupt, two weeks ago. Metje Blaak, former prostitute and spokeswoman for De Rode Draad, announced this. The association dependent on grants and donations, but unfortunately due to the economic crisis all grants and donations dried out. At De Rode Draad, there were five people who were permanent employed. Also […]

Illegal Chinese Brothel Caught By Rotterdam Police

Posted on: August 1, 2012


Illegal Chinese Brothel in Rotterdam

Last weekend, the Rotterdam police caught an illegal Chinese brothel in the south of Rotterdam. The police detained one suspect, a Chinese man of 30 years. The police discovered the sex house through advertisements in Chinese newspapers and tips from local residents. When the local police along with the National Police Agency (KLPD) invaded the […]

Illegal escort agencies are able to operate freely

Posted on: February 24, 2012


The regulation of the escort industry in The Netherlands isn’t getting better. Owners of legiminate businesses complain: “Why the hell do we have a permit”? The government barely succeeds to tackle illegal escort agencies. A year ago, the National Police closed two escort agencies because of suspicions in trafficking for the first time. Although the […]

Alderman Lodewijk Asscher Awarded For His Approach on Prostitution

Posted on: February 18, 2012


Amsterdam's alderman Lodewijk Asscher

Lodewijk Asscher awarded for his approach towards prostitution The Amsterdam alderman Lodewijk Asscher will receive this year’s Orange Prize from the political party SGP for his approach toward the problems with prostitution in the red light district (“Wallen”.) The SGP award this prize annually to someone who is committed to issues that fits their ideology. […]

Human Trafficking of Sex Workers

Posted on: November 5, 2011


Human trafficking

Former prostitute talks about human trafficking of sex workers Mariska Majoor (born in Hilversum in 1968) – a former prostitute: “If someone is forcing a young girl to work in the Red Light District, they will tell the prostitute that if she tries to escape they will kill their family. So when a young prostitute believes […]

A Peek Into The Live of a Prostitute


peek into the live of a prostitute

Sex Workers Show Their Work Space – A Peek Into the Live of a Prostitute Do you wanna peek into the live of a prostitute? Now, you can! Just visit the gallery “Vriend van Bavink” on the Geldersekade in Amsterdam. With more than fifty photographs on canvas, the prostitutes give a peek into their lives. […]