What are My Red Light’s opening hours?

We are open 7 days a week from 10.00h to 05.00h, except on Mondays, when we are closed during the day and are open from 19.00h to 05.00h. 

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Rental conditions: lease of indefinite duration

We also have the possibility of renting a room fixed for an indefinite period, so that you are sure you always have a room. To be eligible for a fixed contract your answer needs to be "yes" to all these questions: 

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How do you ensure the privacy of sex workers?

When you’re renting a window at My Red Light or signing up for one of our activities, your privacy is always of paramount importance to us. You can choose whether you want to be called by your working name or by your real name. 

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

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. There is a bi-weekly meeting where renters can do this, plus your ideas are always welcome informally, during shifts.  Also, a part of the My Red Light team and Management Board consists of people who have a background in sex work.

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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 independent entrepreneur. Therefore, we fight actively against any form of discrimination of sex workers.

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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. 

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

Advice about sex work and health

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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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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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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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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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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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What will happen with profit made by My Red Light?

If profit is generated through renting out the rooms, we will discuss together with our sex workers what to do with those profits. 

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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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Is My Red Light open to collaborations in research projects or thesis/student projects?

Yes, we welcome invitations for collaborations on research projects and internships/theses. We are also happy to participate in interviews or to receive visits from researchers or students. Please contact us at info@myredlight.nl for more information.

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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 are very LGBTI+ friendly and we take Pride in that !! 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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What makes My Red Light special as a brothel?

Things that set My Red Light apart as a brothel are:

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