The association for sex workers PROUD has organized a demonstration against the closing of window brothels in Amsterdam on Thursday, when Project 1012 appears on the City Council Agenda.
Pop star Katy Perry recently dropped in on the Red Light District in Amsterdam. She posted a picture of herself in front of the High Snack bar on on Wijde Kerksteeg Instagram. The picture has already received more than 460 thousand likes.
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A new plan approved by Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and the city’s aldermen will try to strip the seediness from the Dutch capital’s famed prostitution business by making sex workers more like entrepreneurs, but the plan could turn the city into a brothel owner. The city is teaming up with non-profit organisation HVO-Querido to help guide some women working in the Red Light District into more career-focused people, while also making good on its pledge to reduce abuse and exploitation in the sex industry.
Tomorrow, during the Red Bull Studios Playrooms in the Wallen, iconic clubs of the 80's and 90's will be brought back to life, with the DJ's of the time behind the turntables.
Three crimes per month could be prevented by placing a loud and visible alarm in window prostitution businesses.
New regulations concerning the hygiene of sex toy have sparked a quarrel between Red Light District window operators and Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. As part of the new licensing conditions, operators themselves will be made responsible for ensuring that sex toys maintain proper hygiene standards.
The City of Amsterdam will impose exclusion orders on dealers who sell fake drugs in the late night entertainment districts Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Dealers who parade disguise flour or detergent as cocaine will receive a weekend ban from the square.
Amsterdam Mayor Ebehard van der Laan decided not to renew the permit of a major prostitution business in the Wallen. This means that 47 window brothels will have to close.
Sunday saw thousands of interested visitors to Amsterdam's Red Light District for a behind-the-scenes look tour of the attraction on the Wallen. Mariska Majoor of the Prostitution Information Center (PIC) tells AT5 that there were between 2000 and 3000 visitors.
At least one policeman fired his gun at a vehicle in Amsterdam following an attack on two police officers. The officers were checking cars for involvement in high impact crimes during a traffic stop in Nieuwmarkt when the driver suddenly pulled out crashing into one of the cops, police said in a statement.
The plan of the district administration Centrum to extend paid parking till 2 o'clock in the morning, will be implemented. With this new measure the district wants to reduce parking pressure for local residents.
An increase in the number of home prostitutes in Amsterdam concerns the CDA and SP deeply. The two parties asked Mayor Van der Laan to explain how he plans to address the problem, reports Metro
Till the end of this year visitors to the Red Light District are informed about the abuses in the Red Light District and other red light districts. The CDA wants the trafficking in women and prostitution to be denounced, reports Metro
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It’s obviously one of the most popular but also controversial tourist spots of Amsterdam. The red light district, in Dutch also called De Wallen, is situated in one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam and has around 2000 prostitutes. In 2007 the municipality of Amsterdam launched ‘Project 1012’ to fight against the high level of crime and human trafficking in the postal code area ‘1012’, where De Wallen is also located. After five years, has this initiative paid off?
Rainbow Group Foundation has arranged Amsterdam Underground city walks in Amsterdam for many years now. In these tours, ex-homeless and drug addicts introduce a different side of the city.