Red Light District, Amsterdam

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    Don't be a butthole when looken for Redlight-Loven

    by LolaSanFrancisco Updated Aug 6, 2003

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    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.

    Yeah baby....
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    Horny Men...

    by karinyeung Updated May 25, 2003

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    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.

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    use common sence.

    by excitableone Written Dec 5, 2002

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    i felt more safe in amsterdam than i do in my own city las vegas. honestly i did not see or hear about any violence in the 11 days i was there. i never heard about al quaida or osama bin laden, the vibe's were all positive. the only place i felt uncomfortable was the redlight area's and even then by using common sence i avoided any possible encounters ( which were few ) so by using your brain you will be safe!

    peace in amsterdam

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  • You'll want to take a look at...

    by eurotravels Written Sep 8, 2002

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    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.

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  • Well, I had the chance to stay...

    by Old_Restless Written Aug 26, 2002

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    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.

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    The Red Lights District...

    by shivan Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Red Lights District again.

    Unfortunately while wandering in the Red Lights District we came across solicitors and 'resellers' that wanted to sell us any kind of drugs, including cocaine, heroine and so on. The worst part has been that some of them were kids about 13-15 years old...
    Another good reason to avoid dark streets at night in that area...

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    The area around the Red light...

    by coast2coast Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The area around the Red light distict is a favourite for pick pockets. You may be stopped on the Street and asked if you want to buy soft drugs. Poilitely decline and move briskly on. The city is fairly safe at night, but use common sense and avoid back alleys and dark side streets.

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    Obviously you will no doubt...

    by sharonn Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Obviously you will no doubt have heard of the Red Light District I do not find it particularly dangerous but from a female perspective its one of those situations where you want to look but are too embarrassed to look. I am not sure whether I am embarrassed for me or for the girls!! Still there are some shady characters there so be vigilant as you would be anywhere!!! - Keep safe!!!

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  • Amsterdam has become famous...

    by Jillworld Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Amsterdam has become famous for it's red light district and cafes - unfortunately many people visit the city for only this reason, I found it to be my least favourite part. To see young girls prostituting themselves behind windows, and together with all the other sights of trashy sex and drugs the district offers at night, really filled me with sadness. It was an eye-opening experience which I suppose is never a bad thing. I would LOVE to revisit Amsterdam but next time I will avoid this aspect.

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    The Red Light District is not...

    by joecooper Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Red Light District is not for the faint hearted. Beware of pickpockets, prostitutes and drug pushers. Don't let it put you off though, if anything it is not as bad as other big cities! Walk around just for fun, there are always hoardes of tourists and you shouldn't feel intimidated, day or night.

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    by Tanechka Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    First, viewing this picture,hope you have a good sense of humour.Better not to make such pictures as I've done.It is the rad lamp's street and video and photo is prohibited here,espesially at night.Be careful!

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    What else is legal? ...

    by hajin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    What else is legal? Prostitution. As a woman (and a human being), am opposed in human trade, but am happy to know the prostitutes are entitled to health care and birth control. The Red Light District is a little disturbing as we stumbled onto it one night going back to our hostel after dinner. One scene that will haunt me is the view of a group of American soldiers cheering as one after another of them went into patronize the same prostitute while his cohorts waited outside yelping.

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    The red light district of...

    by RamSter Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The red light district of Amsterdam, this place really is smuggy by night, and makes you think twice about the city, but i guess its just like any other big city, it has its problems.

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