"Old whores" still ready to party

RNW archive

This article is part of the RNW archive. RNW is the former Radio Netherlands Worldwide or Wereldomroep, which was founded as the Dutch international public broadcaster in 1947. In 2011, the Dutch government decided to cut funding and shift RNW from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science to the ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information about RNW Media’s current activities can be found at https://www.rnw.org/about-rnw-media.

If you see the two sweet, little old ladies wearing their grey, knitted dresses and colourful scarves, you'd never guess they've been working in Amsterdam's Red Light District for nearly half a century. But as soon as Martine and Louise Fokkens open their mouths, you can hear it: these are die-hard ladies of the night. 

A documentary about the twins premiered this past weekend at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.