Guided tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

From US$ 22.83 per person

Learn more about Amsterdam’s liberal attitudes towards drugs and sex work on a tour of the Red Light District. Learn about the city's coffee shop culture and sex work industry.

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English, German, Dutch, Spanish
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  • Walk through the narrowest street of Amsterdam
  • Explore the area’s secret spots and charms with a local guide
  • Learn about Amsterdam's coffee shop culture
  • Discover the history of the city's sex industry
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Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a tour of the Red Light District. Stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything that the area has to offer. Walk down some of the city’s narrowest streets. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective, and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the 1st coffee shop opened in Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, sex work, and political issues.
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    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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      Meet your guide in front of the Frisco Inn at the cafe.

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      • Passport or ID card
      • Comfortable shoes

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      • Luggage or large bags
      • Pets
      • Intoxication
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      4.6 /5

      based on 689 reviews

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      In a small group, the very friendly guide Andre led us through the red light district. We have learned a lot about the red light environment and the background. The new and the old red light district were on our tour. We saw a lot and are happy to have booked the tour. Bring Amsterdam a bit closer to a tourist. A very interesting tour, highly recommended !!

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      March 3, 2020

      Entertaining and very informative

      We took the tour as a group and just wanted to find out more about the red light district and its history. Our guide responded perfectly to our questions and conveyed the whole thing with funny anecdotes. Visiting a bakery and the popular Dutch fast food chain was also interesting, so at the latest we had the opportunity to try something typical Dutch. I can only recommend everyone to invest a few euros for it. We also had the opportunity to visit a peep show, which was interesting. At the end of the tour, we were able to ask for a few tips about the coffee shop. I can only recommend everyone to do the tour at the beginning of the visit to Amsterdam, if only because of the tips mentioned last ;-) But otherwise we would have a lot of fun during the tour and didn't notice how quickly the time passed.

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      September 23, 2019

      The tour was really super interesting and definitely worth the money. In addition to detailed information on the red light district and the activities of sex workers, historical background information on Amsterdam was also included. We were allowed to try Stroopwafels and saw streets and details that we would not have paid attention to otherwise. At the end of the tour there were optional tips for visiting the coffee shop. We enjoyed it very much, thanks again to the guide

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      August 26, 2019

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      VA ID: 392493