News Ticker

Sex massage not to wipe out in Amsterdam


Amsterdam closes at least nine massage salons that offer sexual services. The city wants to put an end to illegal prostitution in this kind of ‘ happy ending’-salons, but that is tricky: each time new business opens.

During a control action among Asian massage parlors in a month and a half was sperm found in twelve of the thirteen salons. Most of these salons are located in the East, Centre and South. Checks were held at the end of last year on the basis of tips from residents, information on internet and signals of enforcement officials of the municipality. ‘ At twelve of the thirteen salons very clear are traces found, ‘ says a spokesman for Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. The sperm can be seen using lamps with uv light.

Of nine business is reporting completed and Van der Laan has decided to close them. Six salons have done this indeed, three salons not yet. They do not agree with the decision and have instituted legal proceedings. In the meantime, they can remain open. On the three salons that the report is not finished yet, the Mayor must still make a decision. ‘ But it’s going to be similar situations, “said the spokesman.

Unfair competition

For the municipality is tackling abuses in massage parlours high priority. In addition to reducing illegal prostitution it is unfair competition in relation to licensed sex companies. ‘ We need to prevent exploitation and human trafficking. It is not intended that the ladies who we drive out from the window prostitution are locating in the massage parlors, “said the spokesman.

Problem is that new salons come. The approach is a long-term and time-consuming matter, the spokesman said. According to the municipality there are some 130 business in the city. The massage parlors are for years under a magnifying glass. A few times a year checks are held with a lot of enforcement officers to screen the salons. This is not just about new business, but also for reinspections.

In the event of violations salons in principle are closed for an unlimited period. The owners can start conversation with the municipality. If they can prove that prostitution is not longer an issue, then potentially they can open again.

Photo credit: Rob Kievit / Foter / CC BY-SA

About Frank Scheers

Mijn geboortestad Amsterdam is een prachtig uitgangspunt voor journalistiek. Amsterdam staat voor vrijheid van meningsuiting en tolerantie. Als journalist wil ik mij vrij en zonder beperkingen kunnen uiten over hetgeen zich in Amsterdam afspeelt, maar ook in de rest van de wereld. Ik schrijf zoveel mogelijk mijn eigen content, maar scan ook de rest van de wereld af naar opvallend nieuws. Dit nieuws hoeft niet altijd breaking news te zijn. Dit kan heel interessant nieuws zijn dat even belangrijk is als breaking news, maar iets minder bekend is, maar net zo belangrijk kan zijn voor de opinievorming. Naast nieuws uit Amsterdam en wereldnieuws richt ik mij ook op fraaie artikelen over politiek, mode, luxe artikelen, gezondheid, het milieu, entertainment, life style, business, onderwijs, shopping, gastronomie, reizen et cetera. Amsterdam Today is een actief online news magazine en wij brengen artikelen in het Nederlands en in het Engels. Belangrijk om te noemen is dat Amsterdam Today zich bezig houdt met Immersive Journalism. Dat wil zeggen dat wij fascinerend nieuws brengen in combinatie met virtual reality technieken. Je ervaart dan het nieuws alsof je er zelf bij bent. My hometown Amsterdam is a wonderful starting point for journalism. Amsterdam stands for freedom of speech and tolerance. As a journalist, I can express freely and without restrictions on what is happening in Amsterdam, but also in the rest of the world. I write my own content as much as possible, but also scan the rest of the globe for striking news. This news doesn't always have to be breaking news. This can be very interesting news that is as important as breaking news, but slightly less known and just as important to the way people form their opinions. In addition to news from Amsterdam and the world news I also write about articles on politics, fashion, luxury, health, environment, entertainment, life style, business, education, shopping, wining and dining, travel and so on. Amsterdam Today is an active online news magazine and we bring articles in Dutch and in English. Important to mention is that Amsterdam Today deals with Immersive Journalism. That means that we bring fascinating news in combination with virtual reality techniques. You will experience the news as if you were there. Contact: Website | More Posts