Floating Brothels

Tuesday, 12th September 2006 by

Thanks to this weekend’s Google Maps image update, we can now see the whole of the Netherlands in high-resolution. That’s everything in the whole country covered. Everything!

Including these floating brothels on the river Vecht, Utrecht.

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This is the infamous ‘Zandpad’, one of the legal prostitution areas of Utrecht, where we can see a line of cars parked opposite the boats (whose owners are presumably in flagrante), several people out of their cars, and you can also see the many planks that connect the boats to the road. I’m assuming there’s one plank per lady.

There’s a ground-level picture and some further info at Wikipedia, but I’m not sure if it’s interesting or not – it’s in Dutch :D

Thanks to Arjan.