She said that more than 75% of Amsterdam's 8,000 to 11,000 prostitutes were from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.A study released by TAMPEP in 2009 put the number of migrant prostitutes at 60% (a decrease from 70% in 2006), originating from: Central Europe (EU) 40%, Latin America 20%, Western Europe 12%, Eastern Europe (non-EU) 8%, Africa 8%, Balkans 4%, Asia 4%, Baltic states 3% (estimates for 2008).Honor had social significance, but it also had legal ramifications. Until the late sixteenth century honor, aside from citizenship, was the most important criterion for the stratification of society.Despite the fact that prostitution was seen as indispensable, city governments tried to separate "dishonorable" prostitution from the honorable world.Street prostitution exists in 10 Dutch cities and involves on average some 320 prostitutes daily.Between 3,500 and 4,000 prostitutes are employed daily in 600–700 clubs and private brothels.Window prostitution occurs in 12 cities in the Netherlands.It is estimated that on average some 2,000 prostitutes are engaged daily in this form of prostitution.
The concept of "honor" was very important in early modern Dutch society.
According to Radio Netherlands, prostitution is concentrated in and around the big cities and in the border towns in the regions of Limburg, Groningen, Twente, West Brabant and Zeeland.
Prostitution occurs in various forms: window and street prostitution, clubs, escort agencies, and home-based prostitution.
Until the fifteenth century, Dutch cities tried to keep prostitution outside of the city walls.
Later, city governments tried to reserve certain areas of the city for prostitution.
Around 90% of sex workers are estimated to be female, 5% male and 5% transgender.