About sharing image captionRooms in the Amsterdam brothels tend to be quite basic Four young men in puffa jackets jostle, slapping their palms against the glass windows, waving at women posing in lacy lingerie. Even they know about the banter," one tells me, gesturing towards a brothel.
They get enough money out of us. The Dutch capital's first female mayor is trying to find a solution. Femke Halsema is preparing to set out a range of measures to help the sex workers escape the cameras' glare.
As he guides me though the spider's web of amtserdam alleyways, many of the prostitutes throw him a familiar wave. From England, Scotland, Ireland. Drunk, screaming, trying to make pictures.
For many this is a secret life. Having putas gdl photo placed on social media could see them ostracised by their families. Kristina ,ale her door, shivering as the icy air hits her exposed stomach.
She stubs out a cigarette, turns down a video on her phone and le me down a short corridor to a small, white, concrete room. It's warm and sparse: a mirror, black plastic mattress, antiseptic hygiene gel, alarm and fluffy slippers.
She was persuaded to come by prostitutiion Hungarian friend who had found her fortune in Amsterdam's seedy sex industry. For their future. They're with my mother in Hungary.
My kids don't know what I do. She attracts good business here, despite the irritating sightseers.
And she feels safe here. Danger of dispersal? Mayor Halsema has mooted the idea of issuing permits for prostitutes to operate beyond the claustrophobic red light zone. But many of those with connections to the sex trade worry it would push the women underground.
Prostitution will increase in private homes, in hotels. The women will be invisible.
Do not underestimate what that does to a city.