This is another highly popular video of Amsterdam’s underworld, with over two million views. It’s not as popular as the “Coin” video, but it’s possibly more interesting as it provides a brief perspective from a couple of sex workers. This video provides a glimpse of the unique, anything goes atmosphere in the central part of the city.
According to the Daily Mail, researchers at New Zealand’s Victoria Management School imagined how the world of prostitution in the Amsterdam Red Light District will exist in 2050 and predict that human prostitutes will be replaced by sexbots — artificial humans designed to pleasure humans sexually — by that year. They hope this will lead to the elimination of STDs as well as human trafficking, and will provide men and women a guilt-free experience.
Vice News has an interesting piece about a newsworthy protest in April 2015 involving hundreds of prostitutes in the city against the city’s closure of prostitution windows. The prostitutes and their supporters argue that Project 1012, intended to reduce the number of windows and cannabis “coffee shops” in the district, has made it harder for the prostitutes to make a living.