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by packtarl Online Now Jan 28, 2006 at 9:45 AM

does Rotterdam have a redlight district and coffeeshops like Amsterdam?

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    RE: red light district

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jan 28, 2006 at 10:49 AM

    The Rotterdam RLD was at Katendrecht. A new area was designate at the Keileweg.
    It's not like Amsterdam along a canal with side streets.

    Rotterdam has coffeeshops too (in fact every Dutch town has).

    PJ

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    RE: red light district

    by ATLC Online Now Jan 28, 2006 at 6:12 PM

    The RLD at Keileweg has been closed in 2005.

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by eenelfje Online Now Jan 28, 2006 at 8:56 PM

    Rotterdam does not have a red light district like Amsterdam.
    The Keileweg is closed now and definately was not a red light district. It was a street in a industrial part of town with streetprostitues walking there.

    Utrecht has a red light district.

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 12:37 AM

    Good to get these two responses with updated info, but is there any designated area left at Rotterdam or has the city counsil now only have the clubs legalized?

    PJ

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by ATLC Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 12:51 AM

    I cannot find any info about a designated area at this point. There are some clubs here and there, but not so located as to say be able to say that there is a specific RLD area.

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 1:00 AM

    It seems to be a new local policy. Arnhem is doing the same and even in Amsterdam some sounds are heard to removed the sex business from the RLD area.

    PJ

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by ATLC Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 1:56 AM

    Strictly speaking you only need red lights for a proper RLD! hahaha.
    Oh yes, I remember Spijkerkwartier, Arnhem well. My parents took me around one night, after Sinterklaasshopping. Educational, I was told :-))))

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by eenelfje Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 5:40 AM

    As far as I know there is no designated area anymore in Rotterdam for that.

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by jeoren Online Now Jan 30, 2006 at 4:19 AM

    All women of the red light district are now walking in the centre of Rotterdam. Just walk outside at night and you'll meet them.

    I wouldn't advise it, but just wanted to tell this.

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  • RE: RE: red light district

    by tan1415 Online Now Feb 21, 2006 at 10:49 AM

    if you want to viist the RLD as a tourist..the amsterdam RLD is your best bet.
    Otherwise the closest RLD is in The Hague. But it's not as easy to find for a non local and is not really touristfriendly.

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Feb 21, 2006 at 11:04 AM

    The Alkmaar RLD is a small version of Amsterdam.

    PJ

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by ATLC Online Now Feb 21, 2006 at 11:23 AM

    Hang on. In Alkmaar? I never noticed one. Where?

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    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Feb 21, 2006 at 1:24 PM

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by ATLC Online Now Feb 21, 2006 at 2:52 PM

    LOL! Thanks. I know where this is. It'll be my first stop when I next visit Alkmaar (which is in 2 weeks time, haha!).

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10 PM

    Try out the Turkish restaurant that's on my Alkmaar page; just 1 block from there.

    PJ

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    RE: RE: red light district

    by ATLC Online Now Feb 21, 2006 at 10:17 PM

    Thanks but another time. I'm visiting with a Zambian and a Cypriot girl and we're going to keep to the (Dutch) restaurants for the international conference that's being organised in Alkmaar next September.

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  • RE: RE: red light district

    by kaspar07 Online Now Feb 7, 2007 at 6:02 PM

    Ia m new in Utrecht, do you know where the red light district is?
    thanks a lot!
    bye!

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    Re: red light district

    by busgosu Online Now Apr 17, 2007 at 8:22 AM

    not red light district in Rotterdam, they are few clubs but thats all.
    Lots of coffee shops like in Amsterdam, in this page you can find some information about coffee shops and relax
    guiarotterdam.com/English/ho...

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    Re: red light district

    by ATLC Online Now Apr 17, 2007 at 8:32 AM

    An estimated 400 prostitutes work legally in Rotterdam and 450 work there illegally. Mostly to be found in bars, massage- and suntanning parlors.
    Information as of March 2007.

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    Re: red light district

    by stefank60 Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 3:40 PM

    You seem to know a lot about this ATLC !!!

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    Re: red light district

    by ATLC Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 3:43 PM

    blush...

    nah, I simply googled that information :-)

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    Re: red light district

    by stefank60 Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 3:48 PM

    Hmmmmm shall I believe you ;-) ROFL

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    Re: red light district

    by vpeter Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 3:57 PM

    I believe ATLC on her word,

    but she only had to open the newspaper AD algemeen Dagblad and you have lots of ads about this issue.
    you don;t have to blush anymore ATLC:-)

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    Re: red light district

    by stefank60 Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 3:59 PM

    LOL was only joking - having a bit of fun with ATLC.

    Must say though dissapointed no red light district in Rotterdam :-( ;-)

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    Re: red light district

    by vpeter Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 4:04 PM

    stefank60

    Not every city can have what Amsterdam has, is it:-)

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    Re: red light district

    by ATLC Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 4:09 PM

    ah yes, I remember now. I was triggered by the fact that Rotterdam has no RDL (but it does have its fair share of prostitution though). And then I saw the figures.

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    Re: red light district

    by vpeter Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    It seems that packartl, the man or woman, who posted the question is not in town anymore.
    i suggest this forumposting closed. But everyone who want to go on, you're welcome.

    P.

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    Re: red light district

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jun 16, 2007 at 4:24 AM

    There's no rotter dam than amsterdam :)

    PJ

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