Sunday, February 19, 2006


Red Light District Plans Open House

`There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but occasionally there’s a cheap feast for the eyes.

Several topless bars, peep shows and sex show clubs in Amsterdam’s famed “Red Light” prostitution district have declared an open house on Feb. 18, hoping to shore up their reputation with local politicians who are calling for a crackdown.

“You can come in, have a free drink, look around,” said Bob de Maan, spokesman for the “Banana Bar,” which is known for its live sex shows.

“People think that this is something dirty, but now it’s an open house. They can see for themselves.”‘

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