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Christian Union Wants Minimum Age For Sex With Prostitute

Posted on: March 11, 2014
The Dutch Christian Union: A minimum age for visiting a prostitute

Christian Union Wants Minimum Age For Sex Worker Clients The Dutch Christian Union (CU) would like to have a minimum age for having sex with prostitutes, just as the sale of liquor and cigarettes. If young people have sex with prostitutes they are getting the wrong image of women and their future sex life, therefore the minimum […]

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, etc. But a quarter of those visitors also come for the coffeeshops in Amsterdam. Where coffee is served and marijuana is on the menu. Cannabis […]

An Interview With Former Prostitute Metje Blaak

Posted on: December 17, 2021
Interview with ex-prostitute Metje Blaak

The Sex Industry in the Netherlands Learn more about the life of a prostitute by reading this interview. 13 questions for an ex sex worker in the Netherlands. 1 | 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 […]

Criminalising Prostitution Is Not A Solution

Posted on: June 1, 2013

Why Criminalising Prostitution Does Not Work 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 criminalising prostitution, but by improving […]

Prostitution expert: “Most Prostitutes Work Without Coercion”

Posted on: January 12, 2021
Prostitution expert Professor Hendrik Wagenaar

Dutch Prostitution Expert: Forget Sweden! ‘Most prostitutes work voluntarily’ 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. […]

Lonely Planet: Amsterdam Is World's 2nd Best City To Visit

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 favourite destinations in 2013, behind San Francisco (USA). Here’s why Amsterdam is world’s second best city to visit. World’s Second Best City To Visit The […]