I would like to invite you for a conversation to exchange ideas about the developments in the prostitution sector and in the city.
In recent times, much attention has been focused on the inner city/the red light district, in which context the municipality regularly speaks with entrepreneurs, including operators in the sex industry, about prostitution in Amsterdam, the City Center Approach, coffee shop policy; these are individual conversations or in groups, via Bizzes, Entrepreneurial Panels, public meetings/debates, et cetera. Insofar as it is also important to you: a meeting will be organized in the third quarter about the Inner City Approach (which includes catering, prostitution in the Red Light District/Singel, coffee shops, sex establishments in the Red Light District/Singel, shops, etc.).
Meanwhile, the national Covid measures have had a major impact – and still do – on all entrepreneurs in the sex industry; we hear from sex workers that they are now getting the necessary business again, but it is not yet what it used to be.
I am curious how you experience this and what you think about the prostitution policy in the city, what problems you think are at play, your suggestions and comments, in short: a full-width conversation.
This can be done in an individual conversation or if you wish with a small group of entrepreneurs, live or possibly by telephone.
I would love to hear from you; If you send me an e-mail I will call you to schedule an appointment. My colleague Henrique Franssens (OOV) will also be present at the meeting.
senior advisor on prostitution policy, Public Order and Safety Department