Guided tour

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour

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Discover Amsterdam’s Red Light District with a professional guide. See the famous coffee shops, erotic theaters, and narrow streets. Learn about the history of sex work in the Netherlands.

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  • Explore the Red Light District with a professional guide
  • Learn about the history of this famous neighborhood
  • Walk past the popular Dutch coffee shops
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Discover the secrets of Amsterdam's Red Light District on this guided walking tour. Learn about the women working in the district, the Dutch coffee shops, and the history of Amsterdam's oldest neighborhood. See the Old Church — Amsterdam's oldest building — and learn about the famed 'Dutch tolerance'. Be surprised by the open mindedness displayed in the Red Light District, and wander around the city's narrowest alleys. Explore everything the Red Light District has to offer, from the famous 'Condomerie' shop to the Prostitution Information Center. Along the way, you'll walk past sex and coffee shops while your tour guide explains everything about them.
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    Not suitable for
    • Children under 16 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meeting point

      The Red Light District Tour starts in front of the National Monument in Dam Square. Just look for the team in red SANDEMANs NEW Europe umbrellas!

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      Important information

      What to bring

      • Passport or ID card
      • Comfortable shoes
      • Umbrella

      Not allowed

      • Cameras
      • Alcohol and drugs

      Know before you go

      • On Fridays and Saturdays the Red Light District can get very crowded
      • Due to city regulations, this tour will not pass by any brothel windows
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      Overall rating

      4.8 /5

      based on 3136 reviews

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      I was surprised to arrive to be told an additional cash payment was required for tax. I'd been on similar previous tours which I think we're better even though I learnt a lot - it seems strange that, as far as I recall, we didn't actually see a lady in a window! The guide was excellent though, appeared very informed and had a nice style. I was very sorry to hear the tour may finish on 1 April 2020 as I had recommended to other visitors.

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      January 13, 2020

      We did this tour on the 30th December and really enjoyed it, Alex was our guide. Alex was engaging and gave us really interesting information about the City, he was also open to answering any and all questions. We came away from this tour knowing a lot more about Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and how the sex and drug industries work. I would highly recommend doing the tour early on in your trip as the guide pointed out places of interest which you can visit later on.

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      January 2, 2020

      David was an amazing guide and historian. He took us to many notable places in the Red Light District and had so much to say about the history, culture, and changes throughout the years. He had a very systematic approach to the tour which I really appreciated. It's a shame that Amsterdam will shut down RLD tours in April 2020 because I learned so much on this tour I would not have known exploring the area myself. I highly recommend this tour if you can do it before it shuts down.

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      December 10, 2019

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