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Alderman Lodewijk Asscher Awarded For His Approach on Prostitution

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

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. […]

A story of a prostitute (part III)

Deep in debt, Patricia decided to go into prostitution. Four and a half years later, she wanted to quit. She, as an insider of the Red Light District, describes how the life behind the windows are really like…I heard a lanky young man, about eighteen years old, to one of his friends say when he […]

Prostitution Tax Netherlands: Sex Workers Need to Pay Taxes

Prostitutes in the Netherlands have to taxes

Prostitution Tax Netherlands No more tax-free window shopping in Amsterdam’s Red Light District From now on all prostitutes have to pay taxes, just like everybody else. Tax inspectors will visit all prostitutes in Amsterdam. They will decide how much every prostitute have to pay. This extensive operation will make an end to the traditional exempt amount of tax […]

Keith Bakker accused of sexual abuse

Ex-junk Keith Bakker

Former underaged patient of Keith Bakker accuses him of sexual abuse Keith Bakker denies the allegation, but admits that some patients spend the night with him. The girl says that during her treatment, she once went home with Keith. The two ended up on the couch because he wanted to watch a movie. Meanwhile, Keith Bakker […]

A Story of a Sex Worker (part II)

a sex worker story part two

Sex Worker Story I can barely remember the first time I had sex, but I can clearly recall my first paid date. While I don’t want to sugar coat the industry – beneath every cliche lies a kernel of truth – the idea that all “Johns” are horny sleazebags is about as close to reality […]

Exit Control Programs for Prostitutes (ECPP)

Exit Control Programs for prostitutes

Andre Rouvoet of the Christian Union wants to invest two million euros into Exit Control Programs for prostitutes The Exit Control Programs for Prostitutes (ECPP) is expiring and the subsidy will soon be stopped. Exit Control Programs make a significant contribution to lowering the threshold and help these prostitutes to a new job and a new […]

Less nuisance in the Red Light District

Amsterdam's Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and his view on prostitution in the Red Light District.

“The Red Light District is completely changed. The security measures are very succesful”, said mayor Eberhard van der Laan during a conference in the Red Light District. A special project, called “Care and Safety”, was focused on tackling drug-related nuisance. The succes of the project was caused by the co-operation between different agencies. By working […]

A Sex Worker Story Part One

La Vie en Proost, the infamous lap dance bar in Amsterdam.

Sex Worker Story Part One Preconceived notions about prostitution As an expat that’s been in the sex industry for over a decade, it never ceases to amaze me that the preconceived notions about prostitution still remain the same. We need someone to set the record straight once and for all – which I’ll attempt to […]