The advantage, of girls in windows, is that, what you see... , the girls in order to compete will make an effort to put on that make up, wear that sexy dress, put on that beautiful smile - that you won't get from the girl from the escort web site, who more often than not will look completely different from the girl in the photo.
The disadvantage, is that the sex is rather hurried, as the girls have to pay a large rent for their window booth, and need to have a considerable number of clients per evening, to reach also their savings target. The largest one of the Amsterdam red light areas and the most touristy.
Known as 'De Wallen' (the quays) in Dutch, because the canals were once part of the city defenses (walls and moats).
Prostitution itself is limited to certain streets, mainly side streets and alleys, but the district is considered to include the canals, and some adjoining streets (such as Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk).
Some of the international escorts also travel to Amsterdam and usually they will take clients at hotels in the Amsterdam centre, near Red-light district.
Amsterdam’s notorious red light district caters to every kind of fetish and kink and the best part is, it’s (relatively) safe.
The red light district is popular for both standard tourists and sex tourists alike, and sex shops, peep shows, strip clubs and countless prostitutes selling their wares behind red-lit glass windows abound.
Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, just as it is in many other European countries and well regulated in Amsterdam, which arguably creates safer conditions for sex workers.
A bit annoying having queues of middle aged Chinese couples looking at you awe struck as you enter one of the window booths.
It's totally normal to walk around De Wallen and no-one is thinking that you're there because of the working girls.