Amsterdam Sex and Prostitution
ABOVE: Waiting for a client.
Holland: Tempting the Tourist With
Hookers and Hookahs
Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, and the sex industry has revenues
estimated at nearly US $1 billion a year. Our article talks about drive-in
brothels, "How much is that woman in the window?," and plans for a
bordello in Schiphol Airport.
Amsterdam Closes a Window on its Red-Light Tourist Trade
The Guardian describes Amsterdam's efforts to curb organized crime by
purchasing and closing down a third of the city's brothels. (The New York
Times also has an
article on the gentrification of the red-light district.)
Amsterdam XXX: The Walletjes
This handsomely designed site has expanded into a full-fledged alternative city
guide, including an extensive section on the red-light district. It's definitely
worth your time.
Can a Prostitute
Be a Sight?
Rick Steves, the travel writer and TV host, discusses the Amsterdam's red-light district
from a tourist's point of view.
MSNBC: Sold as a Sex Slave
Read this report to learn how Eastern European are being
forced into prostitution in the Netherlands and elsewhere.
Prostitution in Amsterdam
A no-nonsense, no-euphemisms guide to the red-light district, its clubs, and its
professional women, as reported by the World Sex Guide.
Prostitution Information Centre
Bring your study group for a workshop, take a Sunday-morning walking tour of the
red-light district, see a replica of a window brothel bedroom, or shop for
condoms, lubricants, and prostitution-related souvenirs.
Hotspots: Red Lights
Three clubs and a high-class sex shop are reviewed here. Check the maps to find
locations, then read user reviews or add your own.
Lights in Amsterdam
These images show 19 oil paintings (mostly nude figure studies of prostitutes) by Swedish artist
Top photo: Matthew Bowden
1st inset photo: Martin Roe.
2nd inset photo: Roman Kazmin.