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Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

From US$ 106.39 per person

Discover the famous Red Light District and coffee shop culture of Amsterdam on a private walking tour. Get a unique perspective on Amsterdam’s notorious side, where cannabis and sex work is legal.

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
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Private group
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication
  • Learn about Amsterdam's tolerance to drugs and sex work
  • Explore the narrow streets of the Red Light District
  • See the famous windows of the sex workers
  • Hear about Amsterdam's first coffee shop
  • Get insider tips from a local guide
Full description
Explore the notorious Red Light District of Amsterdam with a private guide. Learn about Amsterdam's liberal views about drugs and sex work in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets to see the sex workers’ windows, legal drug vendors, and live sex shows. Hear stories of how sex work works in the city. Learn about Amsterdam’s famous coffee shops where cannabis is sold, and discover what is legal and what is not. Your guide will explain what a coffee shop is, tell you what products are made from hemp, and much more. Along the way, discover the Condomerie condom store, see shops selling hardcore leather and sex goods, hear about the xxx-rated video cabins, and go to the Prostitution Information Center. Visit Amsterdam’s first coffee shop and see the historic defense tower of the Schreierstoren (Tower of Tears).
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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    Meeting point

    Meet the guide in front of the entrance of the ‘Barbizon Palace Hotel NH collection’, located at the Prins Hendrikkade 59, 1012 AD Amsterdam.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 177 reviews

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    Michael was really great! He took us through the red light district and visited a coffee shop together! He told us a lot about Amsterdam! It was very relaxed and we laughed a lot! Unfortunately, the weather wasn't so pleasant because it rained in the middle! Otherwise everything was great. We can recommend the tour! Victoria and Daniel

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    May 30, 2022

    Unfortunately, we booked the tour at very short notice and therefore no guide was available. We were offered a later appointment, which we were unable to keep. Unfortunately our mistake and not that of the provider. Tour would definitely have been great. Have found another offer and thus still explored the red light district. We recommend!!! Nice communication despite cancellation by the provider. We get money back. So - all good!!!

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    October 22, 2018

    A relaxing experience...

    What should we write here other than what everyone else says: It was really, really great!! Highly Recommended. We had booked a private tour and Jan gave us two girls a great tour of the Redlight District in the evening. With a lot of charm and wit and above all a lot of knowledge. He was able to answer every question and immediately responded to our requests, for example when we mentioned that we really wanted to eat pancakes. We also felt very safe. Overall, it was very busy and he was always attentive, for example when it came to road traffic. (He always made sure that we didn't collide with wild cyclists) The subsequent visit to the coffee shop was also an experience. We were informed in great detail about the customs and also got "practical" tips... so to be recommended unreservedly. Both thumbs up Thank you Jan for 2 great hours in the de Wallen district, which went by far too quickly.

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    October 15, 2018

    Product ID: 392468

    VA ID: 392468