As he guides me though the spider's web of cobbled alleyways, many of the prostitutes throw him a familiar wave. But many of those with connections to the xheapest trade worry it would push the women underground.
Drunk, screaming, trying to make pictures. Danger of dispersal? Mayor Halsema has mooted the idea of issuing permits for prostitutes to operate beyond the claustrophobic red light zone. The Dutch capital's first female mayor is trying to find a solution.
Having their photo placed on social media could see them ostracised by their prosstitutes. Prostitution will increase in private homes, in hotels. For their future.
My kids don't know what I do. And she feels safe here.
Femke Europ is preparing to set out a range of measures to help the sex workers escape the cameras' glare. She stubs out a cigarette, turns down a video on her phone and le me down a short corridor to a small, white, concrete room. Kristina opens her door, shivering as the icy air hits her exposed stomach.
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It's warm and sparse: a mirror, black plastic mattress, antiseptic hygiene gel, alarm and fluffy slippers. She was persuaded to come by a Hungarian friend euroe had found her fortune in Amsterdam's seedy sex industry.
She attracts good business here, despite the irritating sightseers. For many this is a secret life.
They get enough money out of us. Do not underestimate what that does to a city. They're with my mother in Hungary.
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The women will be invisible. About sharing image captionRooms in the Amsterdam brothels tend to be quite basic Four young men in puffa jackets jostle, slapping their palms against the glass prostitutee, waving at women posing in lacy lingerie. From England, Scotland, Ireland.
Even they know about the banter," one tells me, gesturing towards a brothel.