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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 […]

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


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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

A Story of a Sex Worker (part II)

Posted on: December 6, 2010
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 […]

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