What are My Red Light’s opening hours?

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays: 10:00 AM – 05:00 AM Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 06:00 AM

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Rental conditions: lease of indefinite duration

We also offer the possibility of renting a room for an indefinite period. The rental conditions are as follows

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Why and how was My Red Light founded?

For centuries, the Amsterdam Red Light District has been world famous for its many sex work. In the year 2000, it became legal to become a brothel owner. However, in society sex work still isn’t considered as normal as any other job. 

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What makes My Red Light so special?

The founders of My Red Light are people with a lot of experience in the field. Thanks to their knowledge and experience, My Red Light has been able to create a working environment that’s tailored to the needs of sex workers and their visitors.

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How do you ensure the privacy of sex workers?

Whether you’re renting a window at My Red Light or signing up for oneof our activities, your privacy will always remain of paramount importance to us. If you want to fullfill a position at My Red Light, you can choose to remain anonymous while doing so. There will always be enough room to discuss your wishes and all possibilities before accepting a job with us. My Red Light is working with a spokesperson who represents the organization in the media.

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In what way does My Red Light act against malpractice and abuse?

We feel that sex workers should be entitled to the same level of autonomy, control and opportunities for self-development as any other person. Therefore, we have chosen to establish this form of self-management, ensuring that sex workers will not be prevented from exercising their rights.

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Co-determination: how does it work at My Red Light?

The majority of the My Red Light team and Management Board consists of people who share a background in sex work. And because your opinion matters to us, we are inviting all sex workers who are renting a window at My Red Light to voice their ideas on rental conditions, working conditions and other important issues. 

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Can I rent a window without having a role in the collective or the organization?

Of course. Sex workers can rent a window, whether they would like to play a role in My Red Light or not. All tasks concerning the daily rental of the rooms are carried out by paid employees. Our wonderful lounge and all workshops are also open to all sex workers who are renting a room at My Red Light.

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Does My Red Light contribute to the normalization of sex work?

Because of the stigma attached to sex work, access to business services is often limited for sex workers and sex businesses. However, because sex work is a legal profession in the Netherlands, sex workers should have the same rights, and thus the same level of access to business services, as other entrepreneurs. That is what we are working hard to achieve. As a collective, we stand stronger together.

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Do you have questions about health, sex, birth control, money and more?

If sex is your work, you are welcome to visit or call P&G292. P&G292 offers information, personal advice, and support to sex workers in the Amsterdam region. 

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Do you need a prostitution confidential counsellor?

Need someone to talk to about work-related issues? You are welcome to contact one of our prostitution confidential counsellors in Amsterdam:

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How does My Red Light contribute to the improvement of sex workers’ social status?

We will stand strong together. These are our plans to improve the social status of sex workers:

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What will happen with profit made by My Red Light?

If profit is generated through renting out the rooms, it will be used to invest in initiatives for the improvement of sex workers' social status, such as a Bread Fund, workshops and all efforts made to create an amazing workplace.

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What is the nature of HVO-Querido’s role at My Red Light?

Health and social care organisation HVO-Querido is providing support for My Red Light during the establishment process of the organization, the management board and business operations. This support is of a temporary nature and is aimed at the total independence of My Red Light.

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Does My Red light engage in research?

My Red Light has chosen to develop a monitoring programme in collaboration with a number of specific research institutions/universities. Therefore, we have decided to not take part in other research projects and interviews or to receive visits from researchers or students. On the page ‘What the FAQ’ you can find answers to frequently asked questions.

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Rental conditions shifts

We offer the possibility of renting a room for a shift. The rental conditions are:

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What is Proud?

PROUD is the Dutch sex workers union that fights for more rights and better working conditions for all sex workers in the Netherlands. To register as a member of PROUD, please go to www.wijzijnproud.nl.

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Can I make a thesis or student project about My Red Light?

My Red Light has chosen to develop a monitoring programme in collaboration with a number of specific research institutions/universities. Therefore, we have decided to not take part in other research projects and interviews or to receive visits from researchers or students. On the page ‘What the FAQ’ you can find answers to frequently asked questions.

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Is My Red Light an organization for female sex workers only?

My Red Light is an inclusive organization, we are here for men, women and trans people. We have made it our priority to create a pleasant and safe workplace for all sex workers.

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Do you have questions about drug and alcohol use?

For any questions about drug and alcohol use, go to www.mainline.nl. Mainline also organizes information evenings for men who are engaging in chemsex.

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Got an idea or like to join?

We are always open to new ideas and new people. Feel free to offer your input by sending an email to info@myredlight.nl

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