It represents a prostitute at the door waiting for a customer. The year-old twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, who have worked for decades as prostitutes in the red light districts of Amsterdam, were the subject of a film and a book. Give TheRichest a Thumbs up! After the French occupation the Dutch government stopped regulating prostitution, but during several decades slowly began to regulate prostitutes again in the same style as under the French occupation. Stricken by debilitating poverty, parents sometimes sell their own children into sex slavery, while others are tricked into the industry. Within the Netherlands, victims are often recruited by so-called "loverboys" — men who seduce young Dutch women and girls and later coerce them into prostitution.