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.
In the nineties, sex workers in the Red Light District have voiced their wish to start a business that they themselves would be managing.
In June of 2013, the Amsterdam City Council passed the motion (Van Doorninck cs) to assign the municipality’s Executive Board with the task of investigating whether a window prostitution business founded and managed by sex workers could become successful.
Right now, we are making history as the first Dutch sex workers collective; a group of sex workers who will be renting out rooms together, and independently.