The Princehof

The Princehof is right in the middle of the red light district. The drop-in centre on the first floor is open six days a week. On the ground floor there is a drug consumption room for those who want to use their pre-obtained illegal substances. The Princehof is the only drop-in with a specific shelter programme for women, during the weekend and two weekday evenings. For the past 25 years the Princehof has also offered a needle exchange programme, where all drug users -not just the Princehof’s visitors- can get clean needles. Although most women in Amsterdam now have a place to live that does not mean all their problems have been solved. Some have no clue what to do with their lives; for them the women’s programme an ideal place, as they can talk to supervisors and peers about their problems. We also get regular visits of the municipal healthcare services, offering their help on location.

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The Princehof

165 Oudezijds Voorburgwal
Amsterdam 1012 ET

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