Over Prostitutie Informatie Centrum
The Prostitution Information Centre - PIC - is located in the heart of Amsterdam in the red-light district, near the Old Church. The PIC serves as an educational centre and offers tours and lectures about sexwork, given by sexworkers or experts in the field. Besides that, you can browse through their selection of books while having a warm cup of coffee or tea with some apple pie.
Mariska Majoor, a former sexworker, founded the PIC in 1994. She felt there was a lot of misinformation and misconceptions about the industry and decided to do something about it. For the last 25 years it has been the place to be if you have any questions about sexwork. Everyone is welcome: researchers, journalists, students, tourists, clients and of course sexworkers themselves.
The PIC is open Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 5 pm. Every day on those days a tour starts at 5 pm, that explains all about sexwork in the Netherlands, the red light district (and its history), what it means to be a sexworker and any further questions you might have about the work. (Check our website for adjusted covid hours)
Come in for a cup of coffee or tea, buy a book and learn more about sexwork!
Sekswerk is werk