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Pasta & Prostitutes: Dinner with the Fokkens Twins

Hosted by a member of the Amsterdam LGBT & Friends Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 03 Mar 18:00 - 21:00

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Amsterdam’s oldest "ouwehoeren," as they call themselves, will be the guests of honor at this Italian dinner in a private home. Pasta, salad, garlic bread, wine and beer are on the menu, but the real attraction will be stories about Amsterdam's infamous De Wallen, where Martine and Louise Fokkens once owned a brothel.

Beyond their experiences behind red-lit windows, the twins are talented artists whose paintings depict haunting memories of their childhood in Amsterdam during World War II. Their art and books will be available for sale at this event, and your purchases (and attendance) will help the twins survive on state pensions. If you're not familiar with these local celebrities, you can read more about them here: Sister Act: Behind the Window with the Fokkens ( Protected content ).

To keep things gezellig, guests will be limited to 15. Dutchies are welcome, especially those willing to help with translation of intimate stories! To manage the capacity, pre-payment is required, for which you will receive a payment request.