Women working on the Zandpad houseboats in Utrecht. June 29, 2009 (photo: Mario Arias / Flickr) Women working on the Zandpad houseboats in Utrecht. June 29, 2009 (photo: Mario Arias / Flickr)
New Utrecht red light district to get 145 windows
The new red light district on the Nieuwe Zandpad in Utrecht will consist of 145 windows for the time being, NU reports. On Friday the council of state approved 145 of a total 162 prostitution windows. A number of owners of still-under-construction housing and the owner of brothels on Hardebollenstraat asked the court to deny these windows permits. But according to the court, further investigation into the nature of the complaints are necessary, and this investigation can not be done within the emergency procedure the complainants requested. Based on a balancing of interest, the judge provisionally approved the arrival of 145 out of 163 planned prostitution windows on the new Zandpad.