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Coffeeshops in Amsterdam Likely To Buy Out a School

Posted on: March 6, 2014
Coffeeshops in Amsterdam Likely To Buy Out a School

Coffeeshops in Amsterdam are located too close to a school The distance criterion, which states that coffeeshops in Amsterdam within 250 meters of a school lose their permit, no longer needs to be maintained if there is no school anymore. When the cooperating coffeeshops of Amsterdam decide to continue with this, the municipality will not […]

Coffeeshops in Amsterdam

Posted on: February 9, 2014
Coffeeshops in the Netherlands

1.5 million tourists visit coffeeshops in Amsterdam Every year 6 million tourists come to Holland’s capital, they come for the canals, the red light district, the master pieces of art, but a quarter of those visitors also come for the coffeeshops in Amsterdam. Where coffee is served and marijuana is on the menu. Cannabis in […]

Alcoholics in Amsterdam are being offered free beer to clean the streets

Posted on: January 5, 2014
Alcoholics are being paid in beers in Amsterdam.

Alcoholics in Amsterdam are being paid in beers They are playing a constructive role in a community, where they were once dispised… An alcoholic says: “There is a big difference with 1,5 years ago, people do respect us nowadays”. The chronic alcoholics are offered an incentive; five cans a free beer and 10 Euros a […]

An Interview With Former Prostitute Metje Blaak

Posted on: December 17, 2013
Interview with ex-prostitute Metje Blaak

The situation of the sex industry in the Netherlands Since when do more prostitutes want to work independently? Women always wanted to work autonomously, but there is an ongoing witch hunt for prostitutes. Whether you had to be aware of pimps, or the local or tax authorities were close on your heels. Something that is bothering the […]

The Dutch Parliament Against Regulating Cannabis Cultivation

Posted on: November 28, 2013
cannabis cultivation pots

The Dutch parliament is against regulating cannabis cultivation Tuesday a motion by the SP – a left-wing party – to keep this option open was rejected. Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten stressed Thursday, that all regulation of cannabis cultivation is undesirable for several reasons, and moreover not legally feasible. He also confirmed that under his leadership, […]

Criminalizing prostitution is not a solution

Posted on: June 1, 2013
Criminalizing prostitution in Amsterdam is not a solution

Young girls who are brought to the Netherlands under false conditions, women who are being exploited for years by pimps, minors who are forced by pimps in prostitution…These abuses in the sex industry should be combated. Though, the question is how. Not by criminalizing prostitution, but by improving the implementation of current policies. In the […]

Prostitution expert: “Most prostitutes work without coercion”

Posted on: March 12, 2013
Prostitution expert Professor Hendrik Wagenaar

A Dutch prostitution expert: Forget Sweden! According to prostitution expert Hendrik Wagenaar does the overemphasis on human trafficking obstructs a good approach to solve the problems in prostitution. The professor did research on prostitution in different countries and concluded that the policy does not work if the subject is constantly being magnified. “Women become a […]

The Canals of Amsterdam Exist 400 year!

Posted on: December 28, 2012
Amsterdam Canal Cruises Canals in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Celebrates 400th Anniversary of its Canals An exposition in the Amsterdam Museum describes the story of the canals. “Do people actually live in these houses?”, is a question which American toerists quite often ask. Amsterdam’s canals are so famous, that visitors not always realize that it is a vibrant metropool. The canals of Amsterdam […]

Amsterdam’s massage parlor Gogo closed

Posted on: November 21, 2012
Amsterdam's Massage Salon GoGo

Chinese massage parlor GoGo at Bilderdijkstraat in Amsterdam has been closed by order of Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. Large amounts of drugs and money were found in the saloon. There were also indications that unlicensed prostitution was being practiced. GoGo was one of the three Chinese massage parlors in Amsterdam where several investigators occurred […]

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 […]