Guided tour

Amsterdam: Red Lights & Dark Amsterdam Tour

Amsterdam: Red Lights & Dark Amsterdam Tour

From US$ 20.38 per person

Join an Amsterdam guide who's a professional at navigating the city's streets. This walking tour takes you to explore the storied streets and sights like the Condomerie, the Old Church, Newmarket, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn to be a responsible traveler with essential tips for exploring the Red Light District yourself
  • See the Condomerie and the Prostitution Information Center
  • Cruise the hardcore leather area of the Warmoestraat
  • Discover S&M specialist sex shops, video cabins, and elite streets
  • Hear about the development of the neighborhood, from the counterculture movement of the 1960s to modern gentrification
Full description
If you are intrigued by Amsterdam, but would like some help navigating the city by night on your own, then this 2-hour walking tour is ideal. In the company of an experienced guide, you will wander through the sinful streets exploring its surprising nocturnal life. Discover what Amsterdam’s oldest neighborhood has to offer, from coffee shops and jazz clubs to sex theaters and smartshops. Learn about the realities and legends of this storied city. The tour will show you the Condomerie, the Old Church, Warmoestraat – the hardcore leather neighborhood – S&M specialist sex shops, video cabins, elite streets, the Prostitution Information Center, Newmarket, and much more.
  • Guide
  • 1.50 "entertainment tax"
  • Entrance fees to sites
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • These tours do not operate on King's Day (April 27th). This is the only day of the year that the tour is not available due to the festivities
  • The tour does not enter any museums or other specific sites, as this would lengthen the tour and disrupt the flow of information. The price of the tour does not include entrance fees to sites
  • Any guest who is behaving inappropriately towards the residents or prostitutes of the Red Light District will be asked to leave the tour
  • As of January 1st 2020, participants on all tours and activities in Amsterdam have been subject to a €1.50 "entertainment tax". This additional cost is already included in the price of your tour. Please note that this tax is not retained by the tour operator, but is a compulsory, additional tax that is passed on directly to the Amsterdam municipality
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4.6 /5

based on 1208 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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