Travel Channel: Amsterdam’s Red Light District Revealed

She stands proudly in a public square at the heart of Amsterdam, her hands firmly planted on her bronze hips in provocative defiance. She is Belle, the world’s first-ever monument to workers in the oldest profession, and she was erected in 2007 to remind everyone that this—Amsterdam’s De Wallen neighborhood—is their realm. “Respect sex workers all over the world,” commands the plaque on her pedestal.

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