Amsterdam is known for its hedonist catered laws which include the longtime legalization of drugs and prostitution. Two of the city's oldest prostitutes announce their retirement on March 14, in an interview as reported by International Business Times.
Twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70, announced their retirement and relinquish their self proclaimed title as the oldest living prostitutes to peddle sex in Amsterdam's red light district. The women estimate their client list of paid sexual conquests at a whopping total of sex with 355,000 men.
The women were the subject of a documentary film titled "Meet the Fokkens", and have now written a book about their combined 100-years of sexual exploits called "The Ladies of Amsterdam."
International Business Times reports, "Martine Fokkens, a mother of three children, said she was retiring because it was becoming increasingly difficult to attract customers; she still has regulars though, such as one elderly man who has a weekly S&M appointment. She explained: "I couldn't give him up. He's been coming to me for so long like it's like going to church on a Sunday!"
The women talk about the high taxes imposed on the working girls in the legalized profession.
“There is no point working just for tax. That is why the girls are working from the Internet and from home - you are less likely to be spotted by the tax man, Martine Fokken said. "It is better for the pimps and the foreigners, but not for the Dutch girls."
The women have no retirement pension. The two are hoping to retire and live comfortably from the proceeds connected with their film and book deals.