Amsterdam’s Oldest Prostitutes Retire After 50 Years (And 355,000 Customers)

Louise and Martine Fokkens, Amsterdam’s famous 70-year-old twin prostitutes, are finally calling it quits. It’s the end of an era!

1. The two sisters say it’s becoming a struggle to keep working Amsterdam’s famous red light district, mainly due to arthritis, which makes certain positions difficult.

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2. Martine told The Daily Mail that she’s also having a tough time attracting new customers, except for one older man who comes in for a regular S&M session.

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3. As for what’s next for the two, they’re hoping that the book and film rights from their upcoming documentary, “Meet The Fokkens,” can support them.

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4. The two sisters say that of all the things that have changed in Amsterdam, they miss the sense of community between Amsterdam’s prostitutes.

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