During the First World War, private British soldiers had the use of the 'red light' facilities; but there would be a sergeant controlling access, and time was always very limited. By contrast, officers had the run of the 'blue light' facilities; champagne, music and no time pressures. And the 'red' and 'blue' lights were literally that colour. Is it not possible to clearly advertise which gender the workers are?
How to Avoid Accidentally Sleeping with a Man in Amsterdam's Red Light District
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Amsterdam is known for its tolerance and open-mindedness, so it should be no surprise that it has a thriving gay scene. Instead of one lonely alley where the clubs and bars are huddled together, Amsterdam has many recognized gay districts that are alongside or even directly within the other entertainment districts. The main gay districts Warmoestraat — This long pedestrian-only street runs parallel to Damrak through an edge of the Red Light District. There are many coffeeshops and straight bars along this party street, and a few leather bars, a disco, and several saunas mixed right in.