Guided tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

From US$ 28.62 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Dutch
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication
  • 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
Full description

Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a walking tour of the Red Light District. Stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything the area has to offer.

Stroll down some of the city’s narrowest alleys, nestled between calm canals and bustling larger streets. See the infamous red-lit windows of the district, where prostitutes wait for their next customers. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the first coffee shop opened in Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, sex work, and political issues from your local guide.

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  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of the Voyagers Hotel and Coffeeshop.

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    4.4 /5

    based on 1042 reviews

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    It was a very fun tour! You could do nothing but laugh with the tour guide because of his great kind of humor and he was very thoughtful and constantly asked if we wanted to know something :) All in all a very authentic and fun experience, would do it again anytime

    July 21, 2022

    Had booked the tour with a German guide, who was missing unannounced. The English guide (Eric) then also led our group. He then led the tour mainly in English and partly in simple German. Eric was a great guide who led the tour with a lot of knowledge and wit. So it might be worth considering booking the English guide instead of the German one. The tour itself was great and is highly recommended. You see a lot of the city, get insights into the history of the place and the way of life of the Amsterdammers.

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    May 30, 2022

    Eric was our tour guide and he made the experience a 10/10. He was funny, informative and gave us a great introduction to Amsterdam. I would recommend you do this on your first day - it gave us a great insight on the best places to visit, smoking culture and what’s best to smoke, as well as the history of the red light district. I came away from the tour more knowledgable and happy. If it weren’t for our amazing tour guide, we wouldn’t have had this experience, make sure to tip!

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    May 23, 2022

    Product ID: 392493

    VA ID: 392493