De Vrouwenbuste op erezuil

The Vishoek used to be the hub for ships from the Zuider- and Noorderhaven.

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Port cities were often synonymous with prostitution, and in this corner of the city near the Noorderhaven, the red lights of the district were still glowing up until just a couple of years ago. For centuries, this neighbourhood was home to many sex workers. Today, it’s only home to one: the woman on the victory column, designed by Anne Wenzel. Thanks to her sculpture, the women are the ones who continue to define the street scape. Wenzel chose to depict these women as they are, in all their beauty, strength and vulnerability.