If you are strolling along the Red Light District and you want to shoot some pics of this area, make sure you don't take detailed pics of the "ladies". If you do so, there is a change that their pimp will take your camera away or just destroy it. So be warned.
Don't take pictures of the ladies behind the windows. It is not appreciated, and that is not very strongly expressed.
The picture was to show another lady behind a window. An old lady looking down to the street. Maybe waiting for a relative, or a friend. Maybe just curious what happened outside. Some houses even have special mirrors next to the windows for the people to look down on the street.
But as you can see the lady is perfectly hidden by the curtains. So do as we did, and don't take pictures !!
If you are planning on exploring the Red Light District at night by yourself then be careful! I've visited this city three times and people have tried to mug me three times. You will know the really bad areas when you see them if you have some street smarts. I just shoved the guy and walked away all three times somebody tried to mug me. I'm sure you could get hurt doing this but don't just give up your money to some loser who asks for it.
When walking around Red light District you will see signs NO PHOTOS. Take them seriously unless you run really fast :) If you try to take photos of the girls in the RLD, you are just calling for your camera to get smashed (if not yourself).
RLD - weird and crazy people, we went against the grain and walked around pissed due to an all dayer.. But then of course, We're streetwise....some fit birds in the windows, some mingers too, we saw the fattest ugliest minger in one of the windows, think u had to pay her. 50 euros for 10-15 mins Roman lost his belt to one and returned to us 20 mins later saying nothing happened!! the tentacled man was chucked out of one of the girls windows for dancing.. rude man Nistelrooy bared his arse to trippers on a boat in broad daylight... we all indulged, a special mention to Roman for his whoring on sat night, one he pulled in his own right.. no fee. (fat scouser)other two then a trip to planet pluto for half a day when i left them for mere 2 hours...
As it was said "one of the finest displays
of sin and debauchery it has ever been my fortune to witness" we did it all....we shall return to see the sights next time...
Hents: A little feed back from a friend of mine (who said I could use his information) on how to pick a good hooker. Some of these gals wash after a customer. Then when you pick her, she jumps into a shower so you can see she is clean again. However, not all the girls do this. Some, he says, are busy little beavers, and smell like one too.
Don't bring anything with you if your going cruzen for whores in the red light district at night, just the money honey. Keep your head clear (as clear as you can be) and keep your money back in your hotel safe, bring enough for some loven and leave the place like you left it. Pack it out baby!
Here is the lowdown: Prostitution has been legal in the Netherlands since Napoleon made it so in 1815 and in 1996 the Dutch government started to tax it. According to statistics there are now more than 25000 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.
Dressed in a full black gortex ski outfit...I got grabbed and catcalled down in the red light district... Believe me...I was NOT a pretty sight. SO...just try to travel with someone who looks like he's your man...or risk the embarrassment of dealing with some really rude and disgusting horn dogs.
You'll want to take a look at the red light district, but once you have seen it get out of there. It's especially intimidating during the daytime and we found that the best way to deal with the pushers was to ignore them.
Well, I had the chance to stay in the Red Light District, in Amsterdam. Now, if there's any place you're going to be victim to a violent crime, it's right in the RLD. The fact is though, it's quite safe. The key here is to keep moving, don't stand around. You're going to be approached by numerous drug dealers, homeless and just plain crazies. Just keep it cool and you shall be all right. You'll begin to find it funny how often you're offered 'coca, coca' or 'ecstacy'. As for the rest of Amsterdam, it's all pretty safe, but you must use caution at all times during the day. Don't be dumb and don't worry, just be cool.
The Red Lights District again.
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Another good reason to avoid dark streets at night in that area...
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