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Street prostitution exists in 10 Dutch cities and involves on average some 320 prostitutes daily.

Between 3,500 and 4,000 prostitutes are employed daily in 600–700 clubs and private brothels.

She said that more than 75% of Amsterdam's 8,000 to 11,000 prostitutes were from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

A study released by TAMPEP in 2009 put the number of migrant prostitutes at 60% (a decrease from 70% in 2006), originating from: Central Europe (EU) 40%, Latin America 20%, Western Europe 12%, Eastern Europe (non-EU) 8%, Africa 8%, Balkans 4%, Asia 4%, Baltic states 3% (estimates for 2008).

Most sources place this number between 15,000 and 30,000.

An article published in 1997 in the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality claimed that the total number of prostitutes in the Netherlands was about 15,000 to 20,000.

Church and state were not separated, and what was defined by the church as a sin was defined as a crime by the government.

There were, however, a number of conditions imposed on prostitutes and their clients. Still, prostitution was considered a dishonorable profession.

According to Radio Netherlands, prostitution is concentrated in and around the big cities and in the border towns in the regions of Limburg, Groningen, Twente, West Brabant and Zeeland.

Prostitution occurs in various forms: window and street prostitution, clubs, escort agencies, and home-based prostitution.

During the sixteenth century, attitudes about sexuality changed under the influence of the Spanish occupation and rising Protestantism.

Sexual activities were only tolerated within marriage.

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