In March 2007, the statue “Belle” was unveiled on Oudekerksplein during one of the Red Light District’s open days.
Mariska Majoor asked the artist Els Rijerse to make Belle in honour of all the world’s sex workers. Belle carries an important message, which can be read on its black stone pedestal: “respect sex workers all over the world”.
You can buy a small Belle at the PIC for just 39,95 EURO.
Els Rijerse’s website: www.beeldelsrijerse.nl