• Safety and Security for Women Who Travel This book equips women with a cache of valuable advice on how to gain awareness and stay centered in all situations to enjoy the pleasures, not the pitfalls, of travel.
Revised and updated with new chapters and expanded information, the collection covers how to spot scam artists, choose safe travel companions, dress safely, employ trustworthy guides, and deal with hotel registration.
Do not find accommodation via the so-called ‘hotel runners’ at Central Station.
Hotel runnning (people trying to talk you into ‘cheap’ accommodation for the night) is illegal.
Women can and do safely visit the Red Light District, but most prefer to do so with one or more friends.
Women walking by themselves, particularly at night time, may be mistaken as ‘working girls,’ even though working the streets is illegal.
“In the old days, the local copper would tap on the window if a girl was showing too much ankle, now the girls deal coke from their cubicles,” Louise Fokkens said. You can’t live off a state pension,” Louise explained in the film's official trailer.
In a statement, film directors, Gabriëlle Provaas and Rob Schröde said: "This is the story we wanted to tell." "Louise and Martine are real old-fashioned Amsterdam hookers: liberated, cheerful and not scared of anybody," they added.
They also discuss how relationships in the field have changed over the years.
At times when there is standing-room only, and there are people all around you, it is quite easy for a pickpocket to open your bag and steal your phone or purse.
Best solution: a) carry only a small handbag, and keep it out of harm’s way, and b) use a money belt or bra pocket (or women’s underwear with a secret pocket) to carry your cash and passport.
But overall it’s OK to wear shorts, short skirts, revealing tops, et cetera.
In the parks, at swimming pools, and in semi-public areas such as gardens, balconies and rooftop decks, women do sometimes go topless — though nowadays this occurs less often than it used to.