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Amsterdam Implements Language Exam for Prostitutes

Posted on: September 4, 2012
Language exam for prostitutes in Amsterdam

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. […]

A story of a prostitute (part III)

Posted on: September 18, 2011

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

Posted on: January 6, 2011
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

Posted on: December 10, 2010
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 […]