Guided tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

From US$ 22.49 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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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Dutch, Spanish
Small group available
Highlights
  • 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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  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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      Meet your guide in front of the main entrance of the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, located at the Damrak 1-5, 1012LG, Amsterdam.

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      • Passport or ID card
      • Comfortable shoes

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      • Pets
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Intoxication
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      Overall rating

      4.5 /5

      based on 860 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.7/5
      • Value for money
        4.4/5
      • Service
        4.4/5
      • Organization
        4.3/5

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      It was an amazing tour with our guide Stephan. He was very friendly and accommodating. Because we did this tour earlier in the day the Red Light District was still very active. Stephan his story telling was excellent and he was a great guide overall. A must do for anyone visiting the city. Highly recommended!

      November 23, 2021

      Very interesting! Never expected this to be so enlightening… Stan had a great number of details I would have never known myself. Roaming around, I would have never known where to go or what to see. The tour was just as entertaining as it was informational! We learned about the history of drug problems plaguing Amsterdam years ago, how it touched society and how things shaped legalization of marijuana and prostitution. Honestly, no matter what your own personal background is, this tour with Stan was packed with good, clean history of the unique city. I’d take it again with him. Thank you!

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      October 23, 2021

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      Product ID: 61781

      VA ID: 392493