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Red Light District

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This area in the oldest part of Amsterdam is known for the red neon windows that display barely-dressed prostitutes advertising their services; it's all perfectly acceptable as long as it stays inside this designated area of the city.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was brilliant. Informative and educational. We learnt so much about the history and politics of the country. It was good to here a reasoned argument. Our tour guide was Karl Webster. He was entertaining and serious at the same time. He had great knowledge.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank helena601
Reviewed today via mobile

We walked past barsshoos restaurant with people openly "smoking" the smell was rife everywhere. There's shops bars restaurants and 'windows' with red lights above and scantily dressed woman on view. All very strange but amusing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 407KarenP
Reviewed today via mobile

It’s a must doing when visiting Amsterdam . Wasn’t as uncomfortable as I thought . Each street isn’t that long so if you don’t like it just don’t go down another one.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

If visiting this city, you must tour this area. It is very unique, interesting, and there are organized evening walking tours that are both informative and give a level of safety/security while on the tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kat654
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't take your kids. Interesting to see how one culture takes a social subject totally different from the so called norm. Prostitution and drugs legalized. The red light area has many museums on prostitution (the world's oldest profession)and sex. Many places of live sex shows...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Iffthi
Reviewed yesterday

It's probably just me being British but it was just so random to see scantily clad girls just offering themselves up for the taking! It's worth a walk through just to see it but I wouldn't want to spend any amount of time there!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KarenL898
Reviewed 2 days ago

I saw movies showing the Red light district and it really is a bunch of women dressed in their sexiest lingeries standing next to big windows inviting you to earn a living. Cameras are not allowed at all so be careful, they get very angry...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SafaaInTransit
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing, very different of everything you have seen before. Everything is so liberal and natural, different as our real life. It’s worthwhile

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank flapires
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time visit to the red light district. Surprisingly not as seedy as I expected, you soon get used to the sights. Lots of shops to browse, peep show great value and easy to do, simply go in, wait for a booth to come free,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank crueboy69
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of hot tunned girls in the windows. Good place to make own remarkable show. Just dont hesitate to go and ask the one who catch your eye. They are professionals. Even for the couple they can make good performance.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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29 January 2019|
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Response from howiepumpkin | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in the Exchange on Damark a 5 minute walk to the Red light District. Not as liberal as you so wouldn’t know about where to meet like minded couples but I’m sure there is a guide somewhere on the internet
6 January 2019|
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Response from Bluffton | Reviewed this property |
Please restate your question. No one understands it.
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27 October 2018|
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Response from frederickr629 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but each one sets her (his) own rules.