Importance: You should see this when you are in the neighbourhood
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Places of Interest nearby
Overtoom has a few private closed sex-clubs, which can be recognised by the stone windows, the door with a small looking-hole and the indirect lighting on the façade. There is one at the beginning and at the end of the long street: Ria’s at 558 and the Golden Key at 294. According to some web-sites, the Golden Key is not to be recommended, but Ria’s is, if you are into this.
You might notice some taxi-drivers waiting in this neigbourhood. The reason is what’s called the “taxi scam”. For every customer brought to a club through the drivers recommendation the driver receives a fee (somewhere around 75). What used to be a payment to the driver for delivering a new customer to an establishment has now become a hidden tax upon the visitor of these sex-clubs. The driver is paid whether he recommended the place to you or not, and you are either asked for it directly upon entry, or it is added to your bill. The driver sits outside and waits until he is paid.