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Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

1. Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

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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Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

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).

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Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

3. Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

For the cheese lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, the Red Light District, the Chinese neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Jordaan Street, and a walk past the Anne Frank House.   And in the end, you will enjoy the Dutch pancake menu in a very nice restaurant with typical Dutch dishes in the city center. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim of this tour is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this unique city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

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Amsterdam: Guided Redlight District and City Walking Tour

4. Amsterdam: Guided Redlight District and City Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Amsterdam with your professional German tour guide, and learn all about the history and culture of the charming canal city, including the exciting Red Light District. On this informative 2-hour walking tour through the beautiful little streets - numerous tips for your additional stay are included. This city tour combines two must-do tours: the Red Light District tour and the city center tour through Amsterdam's beautiful canal belt. Both are an absolute must in Amsterdam. Visit many highlights of Amsterdam's city center on this two-in-one tour, stroll past picturesque canal houses and learn why Amsterdam is considered one of the most free-spirited places in the world and what life is like today in this cosmopolitan, tolerant and multicultural city. Find out where to find the most culinary delights and which districts you should explore on your own by bike. The city is also home to the exciting Red Light District- A historically grown district indispensable in Amsterdam. Learn everything there is to know about the negotiations between punters and prostitutes, their income and expenses, such as prices, room rent, and taxation, as well as the women's safety. Discover the control mechanisms in the neighborhood and question the structures of sex work. This tour perfectly captures all facets of Amsterdam and is therefore wonderfully suitable as an introductory tour.

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Red Light District Ganja Tour

5. Red Light District Ganja Tour

Enjoy an in-depth look at the cannabis culture of Amsterdam on a 2-hour walking tour of the city center and Red Light District. Designed with cannabis connoisseurs in mind, the tour provides the chance to sample some of the finest products at some of the city’s best quality coffeeshops. Well known as the capital of cannabis, Amsterdam’s precise drug policies remain little explored. By taking you to coffeeshops favored by locals, you can learn more, and experience these liberal attitudes in a relaxed and calm environment. You will also get to sample high quality cannabis treats along the way.

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Amsterdam Red Light District Private Tour with a Local

6. Amsterdam Red Light District Private Tour with a Local

Join a local guide on a 2-hour private tour of Amsterdam's most notorious neighborhood and get a unique insight into the history and culture of the Red Light District. Stroll the narrow streets and pass the windows where scantily dressed sex workers ply their trade as you hear how the liberal attitude of the locals has made the area an integral part of city life, whether they're going to work or taking their children to kindergarten.   Get to know the real stories behind the windows, discover hidden spots and a few landmarks along the way. Join the hustle and bustle of the busy Warmoesstraat, visit a local brewery, and discover the oldest building in the city. Venture down the narrowest street, and end at the famous Weigh House on Nieuwmarkt.

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Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a Local

7. Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a Local

Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time. Then, hop on your bike and cycle past Amsterdam's highlights to experience the vibrant city like a local. Enjoy endless bike lanes to some of the city's most beautiful sights and discover Amsterdam at its best. Along with historic monuments, your guide will take you to up-and-coming spots. Go to the Jordaan area and stop for a browse in some of the nearby markets. The route includes a few special surprises to give you a real feel for the city.  Itinerary: • Meet your host at star bikes rental near the Central Station • Pass by the West-Indisch Huis • Hidden Courtyard - discover one of the still-secret courtyards in town • Homomonument - pass by this understated monument giving respect to the gay community • Green retreat - cycle through the loved Vondelpark and see the ‘Picasso’s Fish statue’ • Coffee break - take a coffee and mingle with the locals • Museums District - make your way to the culturally rich Museumplein • Skinny bridge - cycle across the skinny bridge • Blood graffiti house - learn about the story of the blood graffiti house • Final stop - return the bikes at star bikes and receive personal recommendations from you host

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Amsterdam: Seven Deadly Sins Guided Walking Tour

8. Amsterdam: Seven Deadly Sins Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide, then set off on an alternative adventure around Amsterdam. Start off with a stroll around the town center, with its old buildings and picturesque streets. Pass by some of Amsterdam’s most iconic landmarks, including Beurs van Berlage, Zeedijk Street, and Condomerie. Along the way, learn about the tales and legends of this interesting city, including the Ghost of Helena, who still haunts the city’s medieval buildings. 

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What people are saying about Nieuwmarkt Square

I took the city walking tour and I was amazed: I already knew Amsterdam is a very interesting city, but I was surprised it has such a rich history. Our guide Miguel was great, he explained many stories and funny things about Amsterdam and the Netherlands. We learned to know the city from different points of view and we got nice indications about good restaurants and bars. After the tour we had a cheese tasting, they explained us their cheese is made with traditional methods. We tried delicious cheeses (even a 3 years old one) and wines. Highly recommendable!

Our city tour was super informative. Theresa brought everything across in a relaxed and witty way - great praise - you have to do it

Super exciting guided tour. Lots of background knowledge and lots of tips. Lively tour with Theresa. Gladly again.

Ne tolle Tour! Definitiv empfehlenswert. Vera als Tourguide - besser konnten wir es nicht treffen :-)

Vera was a great, dedicated guide who had an answer to any of our questions