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New Dutch Weed Laws

New Dutch Weed Laws Netherlands

Newly Proposed Dutch Weed Laws Aim To Legalize Weed Production For the first time in Dutch parliamentary history a majority of parliamentarians are in favour of legalising weed production. The new Dutch weed laws are proposed by D66 (liberal democrats) and could signal the end for the Dutch world famous so-called “gedoogbeleid:” policy of tolerance. […]

An Interview With A Window Prostitute and Her Boyfriend

Interview Amsterdam Window Prostitute And Boyfriend

The Things You Always Wanted To Know From An Amsterdam Window Prostitute… And Her Boyfriend A little introduction For some years now, we are following Felicia Anna – a Romanian window prostitute who works in Amsterdam – and Mark van der Beer – her Dutch boyfriend/fiancee – on Twitter. They both like to stay anonymous and […]

Dutch Political Positions On Prostitution

Dutch political positions on prostitution.

Dutch Political Positions On Prostitution Explored Prostitution is still a hotly debated topic in the Netherlands though it may not appear that way abroad. For this reason we’ve decided to sum up the Dutch political positions on prostitution of every major political party.  CDA (Christian Democratic Appeal) Prostitution is seldom a free choice. To make […]

Human Trafficking In The Netherlands Declines

Human Trafficking in the Netherlands

Eighteen Percent Reduction In Cases Of Human Trafficking In the Netherlands The number of declarations on victims of human trafficking in the Netherlands has declined substantially last year in comparison with the prior year. In 2015 a total of 1.321 possible cases of human trafficking were reported to the police, compared with 1.561 cases the year before. […]

New Amsterdam Cannabis Law Enforced By Judge

New Amsterdam Cannabis Law Enforced By Dutch Judge

Dutch Coffee Shop History – A Brief Introduction In Holland, “coffee shops” are stores where the sale and use of cannabis for personal consumption is tolerated by the Dutch authorities. The first coffee shop – not be confused with cafes of coffee houses – in Amsterdam was founded in 1972 by Wernard Bruining in a squatted bakery shop. It […]

New Dutch Prostitution Law Expected In 2017

New Dutch Prostitution Law Expected In 2017

New Dutch Prostitution Law Will Impact Home Sex Workers A new Dutch prostitution law still has to be voted on in the senate but it could have big consequences for the industry as a whole when implemented. The Dutch senate is expected to vote yes in autumn 2016 with the law being implemented not too shortly after […]

Over The Edge Swing on A’DAM Tower

Over The Edge Swing in Amsterdam

New Over The Edge Swing Thrill Ride In Amsterdam Amsterdam now boasts Europe’s highest over the edge swing. The over the edge swing let’s you swing over the edge (what’s in a name) of the one hundred meter high Lookout! Observation Deck situated on top of the A’DAM Toren (tower). Last week the over the […]

This Is What Amsterdam Looked Like in 1951

Amsterdam in Pictures: Leidse Square

10x Amsterdam in Pictures: 66 Years Ago The picture above shows two American soldiers on a tandem bicycle 6 years after the end of WWII. It was taken on 6 September 1951 at Leidse Square – next to the city theatre. The front soldier had a single yellow chevron on his left sleeve, meaning he was […]

Pokemon in The Red Light District

Pokemon in Amsterdam Red Light District

News: Pokemon in the Red Light District of Amsterdam Some while ago we toured around in the old city centre and we spotted Pokemon in the Red Light District of Amsterdam! Matt – our local guide – found out there are some PokeStops (things where you can find Pokemon items) at an infamous erotic theater. This place is 47 years […]

Here’s What It’s Like to Be A Window Brothel Owner in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Window Brothel Owner

Window Brothel Owner Tells Her Story Retired window brothel owner Tonia Hermans (67) was recently interviewed by the Dutch regional newspaper De Gooi en Eemlander. What follows are some quotes and key takeaways from that interview to give you an impression of the life of a window brothel owner in the Amsterdam Red Light District. A […]