Sex work is work!

Take good care of your sex work affairs!

Sex work is a legal profession in the Netherlands. Sex workers should be able to carry out their work under safe and free conditions, with the same rights as other working citizens and with the same protection from the authorities.

What will you find on this website?

It is important to be well informed about carrying out your work in safe conditions and managing your affairs as carefully as possible. On this website, you will find information about your rights and obligations, tax issues, opting-in and permits.

Who provides this website with info?

This website was developed on the initiative of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, in cooperation with the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science and Health, Welfare and Sport. The Sex work team of Soa Aids Nederland maintains and designs this site.


Rights and obligations

For all sex workers, you decide how you have sex with your clients and which clients you want and which you don’t.

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Everyone who works in the Netherlands has to pay tax. You must register with the tax office for this purpose.

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Social security

When are you entitled to assistance or benefits? How can you insure yourself against illness? What should you do if you become unemployed?

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    Sekswerk is werk


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