Antwerp (Belgium) Redlight District

Antwerp (or Antwerpen) in Belgium has a single red light district in an area known as ‘t schipperskwartier.
This translates to ‘shipper’s quarters’ and covers Schippersstraat, Vingerlingstraat, Verversrui and Villa Tinto.
Villa Tinto is a building / area (see photo above) which resembles a kind of shopping thoroughfare and you could easily imagine boutiques there.
It was opened in 2005 and is supposedly “Europe’s most high tech bordello”.
It’s said to have it’s own mini police station though in reality there’s just a sign on a door which I am told is to indicate there is a high police presence in the area.
Schippersstraat, Vingerlingstraat and Verversrui are all quite similar.
They have been pedestrianised and done up quite recently and even have shiny new urinals.
The area is spacious and feels quite safe with a near constant police presence.
Apart from the windows there are a few snack bars, stores, a Chinese restaurant and a night club.

Villa Tinto, House of Pleasure, is a pioneering example of a widening European drive to legalize prostitution, while combating the crime and violence it fosters —
including the explosion in human trafficking in recent years. The brothel opened in January,
with the help of the Antwerp city council, the police and the prostitutes themselves as part of a ‘tolerance zone,’ begun in 2001.
The Belgian government views the three-block area as a test case as it considers national legalization —
a move to wrest prostitution from the control of organized criminals and bring in some lost tax revenue.”

 

 

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Antwerp (Belgium) Redlight District

Antwerp (or Antwerpen) in Belgium has a single red light district in an area known as ‘t schipperskwartier.
This translates to ‘shipper’s quarters’ and covers Schippersstraat, Vingerlingstraat, Verversrui and Villa Tinto.
Villa Tinto is a building / area (see photo above) which resembles a kind of shopping thoroughfare and you could easily imagine boutiques there.
It was opened in 2005 and is supposedly “Europe’s most high tech bordello”.
It’s said to have it’s own mini police station though in reality there’s just a sign on a door which I am told is to indicate there is a high police presence in the area.
Schippersstraat, Vingerlingstraat and Verversrui are all quite similar.
They have been pedestrianised and done up quite recently and even have shiny new urinals.
The area is spacious and feels quite safe with a near constant police presence.
Apart from the windows there are a few snack bars, stores, a Chinese restaurant and a night club.

Villa Tinto, House of Pleasure, is a pioneering example of a widening European drive to legalize prostitution, while combating the crime and violence it fosters —
including the explosion in human trafficking in recent years. The brothel opened in January,
with the help of the Antwerp city council, the police and the prostitutes themselves as part of a ‘tolerance zone,’ begun in 2001.
The Belgian government views the three-block area as a test case as it considers national legalization —
a move to wrest prostitution from the control of organized criminals and bring in some lost tax revenue.”

 

 

villa tintovilla tinto3villa tinto 2

 

Antwerp (Belgium) Redlight District

Antwerp (or Antwerpen) in Belgium has a single red light district in an area known as ‘t schipperskwartier.
This translates to ‘shipper’s quarters’ and covers Schippersstraat, Vingerlingstraat, Verversrui and Villa Tinto.
Villa Tinto is a building / area (see photo above) which resembles a kind of shopping thoroughfare and you could easily imagine boutiques there.
It was opened in 2005 and is supposedly “Europe’s most high tech bordello”.
It’s said to have it’s own mini police station though in reality there’s just a sign on a door which I am told is to indicate there is a high police presence in the area.
Schippersstraat, Vingerlingstraat and Verversrui are all quite similar.
They have been pedestrianised and done up quite recently and even have shiny new urinals.
The area is spacious and feels quite safe with a near constant police presence.
Apart from the windows there are a few snack bars, stores, a Chinese restaurant and a night club.

Villa Tinto, House of Pleasure, is a pioneering example of a widening European drive to legalize prostitution, while combating the crime and violence it fosters —
including the explosion in human trafficking in recent years. The brothel opened in January,
with the help of the Antwerp city council, the police and the prostitutes themselves as part of a ‘tolerance zone,’ begun in 2001.
The Belgian government views the three-block area as a test case as it considers national legalization —
a move to wrest prostitution from the control of organized criminals and bring in some lost tax revenue.”

 

 

villa tintovilla tinto3villa tinto 2

 

Antwerp (Belgium) Redlight District

Antwerp (or Antwerpen) in Belgium has a single red light district in an area known as ‘t schipperskwartier.
This translates to ‘shipper’s quarters’ and covers Schippersstraat, Vingerlingstraat, Verversrui and Villa Tinto.
Villa Tinto is a building / area (see photo above) which resembles a kind of shopping thoroughfare and you could easily imagine boutiques there.
It was opened in 2005 and is supposedly “Europe’s most high tech bordello”.
It’s said to have it’s own mini police station though in reality there’s just a sign on a door which I am told is to indicate there is a high police presence in the area.
Schippersstraat, Vingerlingstraat and Verversrui are all quite similar.
They have been pedestrianised and done up quite recently and even have shiny new urinals.
The area is spacious and feels quite safe with a near constant police presence.
Apart from the windows there are a few snack bars, stores, a Chinese restaurant and a night club.

Villa Tinto, House of Pleasure, is a pioneering example of a widening European drive to legalize prostitution, while combating the crime and violence it fosters —
including the explosion in human trafficking in recent years. The brothel opened in January,
with the help of the Antwerp city council, the police and the prostitutes themselves as part of a ‘tolerance zone,’ begun in 2001.
The Belgian government views the three-block area as a test case as it considers national legalization —
a move to wrest prostitution from the control of organized criminals and bring in some lost tax revenue.”

 

 

villa tintovilla tinto3villa tinto 2

 

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