Prostitution in the dating ads
It was legalized to fight human trafficking and to protect the sex workers.
There also were some debates about the legal age to work, which is 18 but the government considered 21.
BUT the controls are here to check IF everything is under control, which is already trying to protect the people as much as possible. The first time I went to the red light district, it made me very uncomfortable. I was in this naive state of “prostitution in the Netherlands is bad, we have to fight it and not embrace it! The men and women get to choose their clients safely, they do have legal protections, they have access to health care…
It is really much better for sex workers than to risk being prosecuted yourself if you want to report abuses.
Brothel owners also need to get a health certificate before being able to employ and start a business.
And there are several police controls to check if any abuses are happening. Or so we try to think, because unfortunately some abuses are happening. The Dutch do have a very pragmatic approach, and I don’t think they are wrong.
So do not miss out even though you don’t want to see half naked women in windows – .
These websites are Russian-speaking, but now there are enough online translators where you can translate texts into any language of the world.
This was dropped because the girls would feel more secure to ask for help if they are not doing something illegal.
However, pimps do face prosecution for hiring someone younger than 21, as well as clients.
Legal prostitution is one of the most famous things in the Netherlands, along with coffeeshops.
Yes, another thing that is legal here and not in your own country.