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  Travel to Netherlands,Tourism in Netherlands,Tours of Netherlands,Tourist attractions in Netherlands, tourist ...
Netherlands is bordered by the North Sea to the north and west, by Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east.
Netherlands is the most densely populated area and is famous for the beautiful array of windmills, dikes, tulips, wooden shoes, bicycles and social harmony.
Netherlands has two official languages, Dutch, which spoken by the majority and Frisian that is spoken by a low percentage.
www.tourism-netherlands.org   (335 words)

  Prostitution in the Netherlands - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
However, prostitutes must be at least 18, while for non-commercial sex the age of consent is 16.
Prostitutes are considered bona fide entrepreneurs; they pay taxes and are otherwise treated like any other self-employed tradesperson.
Not to be outdone Utrecht also boasts an impressive red light district centered around the area north of the famous Rode Brug (red bridge) containing more than a hundred canal boats and also a smaller city center street called Hardebollenstraat.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Prostitution_in_the_Netherlands   (231 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Prostitution in the Netherlands
Prostitution in the Netherlands is legal and common.
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlant/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.(Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden).
Political scientists consider The Netherlands a classic example of a consociational state, at least in part caused by the necessity in the Netherlands since the middle ages for different cities to cooperate in order to fight the water (different cities were at the time like different countries by today's standards, and often at war).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Prostitution-in-the-Netherlands   (521 words)

  Netherlands - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlant/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.(Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden).
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "low country") and is famous for its dikes, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, bicycles and social tolerance.
Political scientists consider The Netherlands a classic example of a consociational state, at least in part caused by the necessity in the Netherlands since the middle ages for different cities to cooperate in order to fight the water (different cities were at the time like different countries by today's standards, and often at war).
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/n/e/t/Netherlands.html   (3852 words)

 Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) (IPA: [ˈne:dərlɑnt]) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden), which consists of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, and Aruba.
The Netherlands is a densely populated and geographically low-lying country and is popularly known for its windmills, cheese, clogs (wooden shoes), dikes, tulips, bicycles and social tolerance.
The Netherlands has been a constitutional monarchy since 1815 and a parliamentary democracy since 1848; before that it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806 and a kingdom between 1806 and 1810 (it was part of France between 1810 and 1813).
simlovic.sk /wikipedia/en.php/Netherlands   (4902 words)

 Prostitution in Five Countries
Whether the person was being prostituted in a brothel or on the street seemed to make as little difference in incidence of PTSD as the distinction based on the country in which the person lived.
Prostitution is considered a reasonable job choice for poor women, indigenous women and women of color, instead of being seen as exploitation and human rights violation.
Intrinsic to prostitution are numerous violations of human rights: sexual harassment, economic servitude, educational deprivation, job discrimination, domestic violence, racism, classism (being treated as if you are worthless because you are poor), vulnerability to frequent physical and sexual assault, and being subjected to body invasions which are equivalent to torture.
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 sociology - Prostitution
Prostitution is rejected by many religions as being improper or sinful, and prostitutes are considered to be shameful or individuals of low standing in many societies; their customers are typically tolerated to a greater degree.
Prostitutes (particularly those engaging in street prostitution) are also sometimes the targets of serial killers who see themselves as justified in killing prostitutes by the religious and social stigma associated with prostitutes.
Prostitution was made illegal in almost all states between 1910 and 1915 largely due to the influence of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union which was influential in the banning of drug use and was a major force in the prohibition of alcohol.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Prostitution   (4973 words)

 Netherlands travel guide
The Netherlands is a small monarchy in the Northwest of Europe, between the North Sea, Belgium and Germany, and is known for much more than cheese, windmills, wooden shoes and tulips.
Finally, the young mainly visit the Netherlands for two characteristics: the permissive attitude towards erotic activity (prostitution is legal) and drugs (possession of small quantities of soft drugs for personal use is legal, and marijuana - in small quantities for personal use - is for sale legally in 'coffee shops' throughout the country).
The Netherlands is the 'big' small country you have to visit at least once in your life to ride a bike, see all the fantastic paintings by the Dutch painters such as van Gogh and Rembrandt and see how liberal law works in daily life.
www.world66.com /europe/netherlands   (674 words)

 SOS Femmes Accueil - Prostitution > 8 European countries compared
Now, prostitution was (and continues to be) considered an illegal activity in the same respect as gambling or the fact of being kept by a woman living from prostitution.
In the Netherlands, the law dated 28 October 1999 sanctions from then on, the clients of prostitutes whose age is between 16 and 18 years old, while the earlier disposition, which punished the clients of minors aged between 12 and 16 years old, remains in effect.
Inversely, the legal recognition of prostitution in the Netherlands justifies that any income derived from this activity be taxed, and that the fiscal arrangements vary depending on whether the person concerned is an employee or self-employed.
www.sosfemmes.com /english_sexwork/english_sexwork_comparing_systems.htm   (1212 words)

 Prostitution information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
At one end of the legal spectrum, prostitution carries the death penalty in some Muslim countries; at the other end, prostitutes are tax-paying and unionised professionals in the Netherlands and brothels are legal and advertising businesses there (however, prostitutes must be at least 18 and the age of consent is 16 in other contexts).
Prostitutes (particularly those engaging in street prostitution) are also sometimes the targets of serial killers, who may consider them easy targets, or use the religious and social stigma associated with prostitutes as justification for their murder.
Prostitution is often described as "the world's oldest profession." Prostitution (at least in the modern sense) cannot have emerged before the emergence of money, which can only have taken place after the emergence of several trades, and it has been claimed that midwifery, or perhaps gardening, are really the world's oldest professions.
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 Ladies of pleasure or sex slaves?, Dutch News, The Netherlands, Holland, Expatica
The Netherlands is known internationally for certain clichés: red wheels of Edam cheese, clogs, dikes and prostitutes.
Prostitutes must be at least 18 and their clients must be at least 16.
A report by the national detective service in 2002 suggested a quarter of the prostitutes in the Netherlands were the victims of human trafficking.
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 Boston.com / News
The Netherlands, where prostitution and the sale of cannabis in coffee shops are regulated by the government, has a history of pioneering social reforms.
Two companies in the Netherlands have been given licences to grow special strains of cannabis in laboratory-style conditions to sell to the Health Ministry, which in turn packages and labels the drug in small tubs to supply to pharmacies.
Dutch doctors will be allowed to prescribe it to treat chronic pain, nausea and loss of appetite in cancer and HIV patients, to alleviate MS sufferers spasm pains and reduce physical or verbal tics in people suffering Tourette's syndrome.
www.boston.com /news/daily/31/netherlands_can.htm   (596 words)

 Netherlands - Gurupedia
The Netherlands (Nederland in Dutch) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a constitutional monarchy.
The Netherlands has been a constitutional monarchy since 1815, after it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806 (it was occupied by France between 1806 and 1815).
A number of islands in the Caribbean Sea are dependencies of the Netherlands: the Netherlands Antilles (Nederlandse Antillen), a group of five islands, and Aruba, formerly part of the Antilles.
www.gurupedia.com /n/ne/netherlands.htm   (1440 words)

 CRIN - Child Rights Information Network - Resources -
In the Netherlands the 'tolerance' for the paedophile seems to prevail (maybe out of ignorance) at the expe nse of tens of thousands children in the Netherlands and in other countries.
As a possible result of the paedophile lobby in the Netherlands, sexual abuse of children aged twelve and over, is since December 1st, 1991, merely 'an offence prosecuted in case of complaint'.
As a result of the recent growth of the number of Eastern-European children in street prostitution the number of child prostitutes in the Netherlands is expected to increase.
www.crin.org /resources/infoDetail.asp?ID=1456&flag=report   (3101 words)

 Netherlands - WikiLeasing.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Political scientists consider the Netherlands to be a classic example of consociational state, traditionally explained by the necessity since the early Middle Ages for different social groups to cooperate in order to fight the water.
Also, the Netherlands has long been a nation of traders, dominated by a freethinking bourgeoisie and for international trade one has to be tolerant of an other person's culture; at home, despite calvinism being till the 19th century the state religion, there was in practice much religious tolerance ahown towards Catholics and Jews.
Eindhoven is he only of these cities that is not located in the Randstad.The population of the Netherlands is physically the tallest in the world, with an average height of 1.83 m (6 ft) for adult males and 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) for adult females.
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 History of window prostitution at the Achterdam in Alkmaar
The Achterdam is situated in the eastern town district, in the heart of the medieval inner city of Alkmaar.
Over a hundred years ago prostitutes needed a declaration of health provided by the medical officer in order to be registered as a citizen.
Prostitution is not allowed unless it is perpetrated in the eastern town district.
www.b4.nl /achterdam_en/page/history.html   (166 words)

 Child Prostitution in the Netherlands - Radio Netherlands Worldwide - English
The number of Dutch children working in prostitution has increased dramatically over the past five years: from 4,000 to 15,000 according to figures published by the Amsterdam-based ChildRight organization.
Most children that end up in prostitution in the Netherlands are boys or young under aged asylum-seekers – particularly Nigerian girls.
But, says Theo Knippenberg, "not many girls actually go to the police, which means that the true scale of the problem remains unknown." He believes that many detectives working for youth and vice squads are aware of the problem, but can do little about it as long as girls don't report.
www.radionetherlands.nl /currentaffairs/region/netherlands/netherlands011218.html   (595 words)

 Sisyphe.org - Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution
The dimensions of trafficking for purposes of prostitution
In the Netherlands, legalization amounts to sanctioning all aspects of the sex industry : the women themselves, the so-called "clients," and the pimps who, under the regime of legalization, are transformed into third party businessmen and legitimate sexual entrepreneurs.
As in the Netherlands, NGOs report that most of the foreign women have been trafficked into the country since it is almost impossible for poor women to facilitate their own migration, underwrite the costs of travel and travel documents, and set themselves up in "business" without outside help.
www.sisyphe.org /article.php3?id_article=691   (4865 words)

 JURIST - Netherlands: Dutch Law, Legal Research, Human Rights
Civil and criminal justice is administered in 61 Sub-district Courts, 19 District Courts, five Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.
The Supreme Court is the Netherlands’ highest court for both civil and criminal cases.
The Netherlands adheres to the doctrine of monism, whereby national and international law together form a single legal order.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /world/netherlands.htm   (1236 words)

 Redefining Prostitution as Sex Work on the International Agenda
Prostitutes are generally regarded as a social category, as women who do not adhere to sexual and other behavioural norms; pitied or despised, they are excluded from mainstream society, their lowly and marginal position analogous to that of a low caste or minority ethnic group.
The definitions were all variations on the themes of: prostitution, recruitment into prostitution, the issue of coercion and the validity of consent, and movement across frontiers.
Prostitution only persists through the efforts of procurers or pimps, the 'third parties,' who induce a woman into prostitution, openly or by means of deceit and coercion, to extort her earnings from her.
www.walnet.org /csis/papers/redefining.html   (18119 words)

 CBS - The illegal economy in the Netherlands - Web magazine
Prostitution and activities by illegal temp agencies accounted for 15 and 14 percent respectively.
Prostitution in the Netherlands generated some 660 million euro in 2001.
On 1 October 2000 the ban on unforced prostitution was lifted.
www.cbs.nl /nr/exeres/41F6E281-282E-4DE3-81D2-E1E276F1ECF1.htm   (345 words)

 Public Affairs Report, September 2000
The Netherlands is the Mecca of gedogen, and it may be having a positive impact.
While gedogen in the Netherlands is a way to regulate public impotence, the British have taken their entire society to task—abolishing laws, civil servants, and civilized means of public transport.
Complaints about prostitution have forced local authorities in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and other cities to limit it to narrowly defined zones of gedogen: small bits of no man's land where official tolerance is barely tolerated by the locals.
www.igs.berkeley.edu /publications/par/Sept2000/chavannes.html   (1156 words)

 Amsterdam's taxing issue: wages of sin - taxation of prostitution in the Netherlands - Fair Comment Insight on the News ...
As the red-light district becomes the red-tape district, the politicians are promising that prostitutes will be fully pensioned and fairly taxed.
Much of the income from prostitution was tax free before Amsterdam legalized and licensed its brothels in January.
In the Netherlands, the government is the pimp.
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 glbtq >> social sciences >> The Netherlands
The major change during the German occupation was the introduction of the German anti-gay paragraph 175 in the Netherlands.
Instead of comparing homosexuality with prostitution, as they did in the early 1950s, they discovered the human and loving side of gay men and lesbians.
The Netherlands was transformed into the world's most progressive country in respect to sexual issues.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/netherlands,3.html   (874 words)

 Prostitution in the Netherlands: Overhaul - part 2
The prostitutes interviewed in this in book are the same as the 60 women in the ‘coping and well-being’ study in the book “Prostitutes’ well-being and risk” (1994) by Ine Vanwesenbeeck.
In the ‘coping and well-being’ study almost half of the prostitutes where once forced to work in prostitution by pimps and human traffickers.
Latin American prostitutes in the Netherlands are known to be very independent.
fleshtrade.blogspot.com /2006/12/overhaul-part-2.html   (585 words)

 Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Netherlands has a total area of 41,526 sq km (16,033 sq mi), of which 33,939 sq km (13,104 sq mi) is land surface.
The overall population density is 382 persons per sq km (990 per sq mi), making the Netherlands one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
The Netherlands has no official religion, but the Reformed Church has had a close association with the Dutch state since the founding of the Dutch Republic.
www.telleurope.org /Netherlands.htm   (495 words)

 American Vlaai - English resources for the expat in the Netherlands
Be aware of recent political events, both in your own country and in the Netherlands, since the Dutch tend to be keen on discussing politics.
Don't call the Netherlands "Holland" since that term specifically refers to only two of the 12 provinces that make up the country.
Contacts are vital to doing business in the Netherlands, so make a point of remembering the name of every possible person who could give you or your company a good reference.
www.americanvlaai.com /conversation.htm   (111 words)

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