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Amsterdam safety concerns - red light district?

Jan 15th, 2014, 02:54 PM
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. . "Window Shopping" we called it . .
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Jan 15th, 2014, 03:22 PM
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We took a nighttime canal tour that went through several areas of Amsterdam including the red light district. In that context it was OK as we never left the boat but I would not want to walk around there at night.

I read on another board that if you do go it's not cool to take pics of the ladies. Evidently the ladies and their employers are not very receptive to that.
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Jan 15th, 2014, 03:35 PM
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Believe me I did not take photos. But I was interested to see the women in the windows.
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Jan 16th, 2014, 04:04 AM
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ah the area makes some folk see red (pun intended) but to others it is an eye opener.
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Jan 16th, 2014, 04:08 AM
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Believe me I did not take photos. But I was interested to see the women in the windows.

How much is the Czech in the window?

The one with the curly hair?
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Oct 21st, 2014, 01:56 PM
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very safe
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Oct 21st, 2014, 11:01 PM
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Well there are at least in Europe no red-light districts as blatant and obvious as Amsterdam's and that is why it is listed as the 2nd most visited place for tourists in Amsterdam

There is one in Antwerp. We fell upon it by accident. At first it looked like mannequins advertising lingerie (my wife thought so too).
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Oct 22nd, 2014, 10:41 AM
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Walked through with no problems, albeit in the daytime. Found almost all of the ladies VERY unattractive!! People actually PAY these females????
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Oct 22nd, 2014, 11:48 AM
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There is one in Antwerp. We fell upon it by accident. At first it looked like mannequins advertising lingerie (my wife thought so too).>

Yes Belgium is the only other country in which I've seen sanctioned red-light districts - Brussels and Gent have them or did - I have not been there in several years. And of course Nevada in the good ole U.S.

Legalizing it only helps keep it above board as tough as that is with the exploitation of women always a problem.
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Oct 22nd, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Germany has red light districts.
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Nov 23rd, 2014, 02:58 PM
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Completely safe. If for no other reason than the fact that you're surrounded by a ton of other gawking tourists. Not something I have any desire to see again, but I certainly was not worried about my safety.
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Nov 23rd, 2014, 03:11 PM
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I found it very friendly. Lots of women waving at me and saying hello. I felt important.
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Nov 24th, 2014, 11:11 AM
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Germany has red light districts.>

Nothing quite the same even the Reeperbahn in Hamburg IME - many Germany cities have large bordellos that look like apartment buildings - like the one near Dusseldorf's main train station (or used to be there some years ago when....)

But yes prostitution seems to be lagzlized and or regulated in Germany or at least certain Lands (states).
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Nov 24th, 2014, 01:46 PM
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it is totally beyond me that the commodification of women's sexuality is supposed to be "normal". but that's me.
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Nov 24th, 2014, 01:56 PM
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the world oldest profession as they say and in Amsterdamned you can get boys too so it's an equal opportunity exploiter if so.
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Nov 26th, 2014, 01:27 AM
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yeah whatever.
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