Redlight Lovin'

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by LolaSF on February 27, 2004

Here is the lowdown: prostitution has been legal in the Netherlands since Napoleon made it so in 1815; in 1996, the Dutch government started to tax it. According to statistics, there are now more than 25,000 prostitutes in the Netherlands and over half of these are said to be illegal immigrants. Sex always involves a condom and costs around 50 euros for oral and then full sex. There are also many brothels, both low and high class. In high-class brothels, such as Yab Yums, sex can cost upwards of 150 euros an hour.

A friend of mine told me that some prostitutes are more concerned about cleanliness than others.

Don't bring anything with you if you’re going cruisin’ in the red light district at night, but make sure you have enough money. Keep your head clear and keep the rest of your money back in your hotel safe.

Red Light District
Oz Vootburgwal and Oz Achterburgwal
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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