In this file photo taken on December 08, 2008, a prostitute waitS for clients behind her window in the red light district of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP / ANOEK DE GROOT
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The Dutch capital's first female mayor has vowed to clean up the notorious red-light district and possibly even close some of the famed window booths, but sex workers say they won't move.The first is to literally draw curtains over the window booths so people cannot see the sex workers from the street. The second option is to move some window booths to other areas of the city, while the more radical third option is to close down and move all of them. However the fourth option is to actually increase the number of window brothels in the red-light district from the current level of 330, and possibly also create a "sex hotel," on the grounds that it will help sex workers trapped in the unlicensed sector to move to the licensed industry.People involved in the sex trade admit there are problems, particularly with the sheer number of tourists, but say that shutting the red-light district windows or moving are not the answer.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE