For historic interest my original Utrecht red light districts page showing the now closed house boats and city centre street is still available here
The construction of a modern all new red light district building is currently under way in Utrecht close to those closed house boats of Zandpad. It lies next to theTexaco garage and will have 162 rooms for working girls. It is due to open in 2017 though when I visited in January ground work had only just started.
As work continues I will add new photos and information including the opening date when it is known. I will also create an interactive map / plan of the new building at the earliest opportunity. As always my page will focus on the actual building layout and will remain family friendly and respectful of the people working at the location.
Under construction (well nearly)
To get to Zandpad from the main station find the neighbouring bus station (Utrecht Centraal, Busstation Noord). Since there is a lot of construction work in the area this may be on either side of the station. Get bus no.6, no.7 or no.26 ensuring that it's going in the direction of Rozenstraat, Sint Jacobsstraat, Oudenoord, David van Mollemstraat, Nijenoord and Anton Geesink. After 7 or 8 minutes get off at stop Anton Geesink
(Note the other bus stop for your return journey towards the other end of Anton Geesink). Near the bus stop you will see a bridge with a fancy red structure. Cross this bridge and immediately turn left so you are walking along Jagerskade beside the river. After 700m (760 yards) or so you will pass the the first of the old house boats (no.102) on Zandpad
(assuming these have not been removed) and be able to see another bridge ahead of you crossing the river. Just before you reach this bridge on the right is where the new buildings are being erected for the working girls.