Europe | In the Netherlands, legal prostitution hasn’t turned out the way advocates predicted, and some are fighting to end it
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 1/16/20, 12:00 pm
The streets were crowded on a recent Saturday night in Amsterdam’s red light district. Thousands of pedestrians strolled the cobbled streets under pink neon signs and over canals where trash floated on brown water. High-pitched laughter occasionally punctuated the excited murmur of sightseers and crescendos outside an X-rated cinema.