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The dating and sex in amsterdam

» Prostitution Being a harbor city, Amsterdam has a long tradition of strong presence of prostitution.

The condom is a must, whatever you both agreed upon, for your own safety.Infringements such as the presence of illegal prostitutes or employment of the minors may be the reason for the business closure.In 2007 the municipality of Amsterdam withdrew the licenses to as many as 30 different sex businesses, accusing them of breaking the existing laws.Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands since 1830.Until 1980 there was a law (dating from 1911), forbidding taking profit from prostitution.Dutch authorities treat prostitutes as independent entrepreneurs.

Working girls (or boys for that matter) have to submit the income tax declaration and pay taxes.

Police controls sex establishments, to verify that minors or illegal aliens are not working as prostitutes.

Also creating nuisance to the surrounding area is seen as a reason to the eventual refusal of the license to lead a sex business.

Foundations AMOC and Rainbow (Regenboog) are helping the prostitutes with drug problems.

A charitable foundation, which has been established by a former prostitute Mariska Majoor, to inform the society about the prostitution and influence the way we perceive the sex workers has a small shop in the Red Light District (De Wallenwinkel).

A more discrete option to visiting the Red Light District, is a to call an escort.