Touring the Red Light District
At behest and via the courtesy of the Netherlands Board of Tourism, Jaunted went to Amsterdam to check out what is happneing in AMS right now. Tough gig, we know. Remember, we do this all for you. Enjoy.
We know you're dying to see our pics from the Red Light District in Amsterdam but these lovely ladies of the night don't allow their picture to be taken. Although, maybe if you slipped them some Euros they will oblige.
We were able to take a pic of the Prostitute Information Center which serves as both an information center for prostitutes and the public. You can learn about the "business"--not so much how to get in it as how it works--which is all legalized and highly regulated from the mirrors and alarms outside the brothel doors for protection to the taxes prostitutes have to pay. The place also offers Sunday morning walking tours which may sound paradoxical but so is the fact that many prostitute windows are next to churches. If you're not brave enough to enter a brothel yourself then you can visit the PIC which showcases a replica of a window brothel where you can pick up a regular sort of souvenir instead of the kind prostitutes may give you.
And just so you know, there are women of all ages in the business. Don't expect pretty young things in every window like we did.
There's more to Amsterdam then the Red Light District, so check out Trippist for other things to do, like the Sex Musuem.