One of the great ironies of Amsterdam is that so many men become intrigued by easy access to prostitutes in the Red Light District (what could be easier than window shopping, right?), but fail to realise that they are standing in one of the most sexually liberated cities in the world and that they could, with tremendous ease, pick up a normal woman who genuinely wants to have sex, will happily spend all night doing so and will not charge a single cent for it.
More to the point, and I realise that saying this will cause some controversy, but, when you take away the spangly bras, thigh-high PVC boots and thickly-layered make-up, the average Dutch woman is far better looking (and harbours far less gonorrhoea) than 90% of the sorry specimens standing in red light windows … but, on the flip-side, Dutch women are almost all insane and, therefore, you do end up paying in a different way.
This series of short articles will give you a useful overview of the dating and pickup realities of Amsterdam, including some important cultural minefields that you may have to tiptoe around.
1.Women in Amsterdam: The Facts
2.How to Talk to Dutch Women
3 .Chatting up Women in Amsterdam Coffee Shops - The Joy of Drug-Induced Bonding
4.Chatting Up Women in Amsterdam Bars
5.Chatting Up Women in Amsterdam Nightclubs
6.Online Dating in Amsterdam - Abject Sadness … but in a Different Country!