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“Worth visiting at least once... to say you have been”
Review of Red Light District

Red Light District
Ranked #22 of 611 things to do in Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What I expected, very busy with people walking around and experiencing the red light district. We didn't spend long here, but didnt want to visit Amsterdam without seeing the Red light district at night. Its was a different experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Red Light District is like nothing else. My wife and I went by there both nights. They have great bars and it's great for people watching! So interesting to see how they run their businesses around there. Lots to do there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit, cant go to Amsterdam without visiting. Pretty safe with lots of minders on the street . Took a canal cruise up through the area, ladies of the night displayed in windows. Not sleazy as i expected it to be.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The well renowned place and it didn't disappoint. I took my wife there and she was amazed about the variety there was on offer!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Amsterdam you would always find a bar, a brothel and a church in the same street. The reason, as it was told by some locals, is that since Amsterdam was the gateway to Europe in the early days, all the sailors would come to the port, drink beer, visit a brothel and then would go to church to pray before sailing.

Red light district is indeed one of the must visit places in Amsterdam, not because of the sex part but the way it is organised. OK, there are semi naked women inviting you but it doesn't look cheap like Soi Cowboy in Bangkok. You can even see families with Kids walking there. Good experience!

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