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Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide provided by Amsterdam Red Light District Tours

Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide

Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide
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Tour snapshot
In-depth tour of Amsterdam's Red Light District  
Duration:
1h 30m
Group size:
17
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Group size:
    17
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Get the insider's version of Amsterdam's Red Light District history and culture on this walking tour, with background info you wouldn't get from simply strolling on your own. Follow your guide past buzzing nightlife hot spots and local hangouts while listening to commentary on the famous neighborhood. Highlights include Chinatown, the Museum of Prostitution, and the city's first condom shop.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Stops include the Museum of Prostitution and the Hangover Information Center
  • Visit off-the-beaten-path sights not visited on other tours
  • Tour most suitable for adults. Under 14 years will not be admitted
What to expect
Meet your guide and group of fellow adventurers in central Amsterdam's Dam Square. After a short orientation, set off on foot through the famous Red Light District for a thorough understanding of the Dutch people's more liberal, yet regulated, approach to sex work. Along the walk, you'll learn the history of the neighborhood and stop by highlights that many tours miss, avoiding some of the awkwardness of exploring the area on your own. Take in the neighborhood's vibe as you pass the legendary nightlife hot spots and red-lit windows with services on offer. Your guide will talk at length about the origins, history, and modern-day iterations of the district and what it means to Amsterdam's culture as a whole. Highlights include the Hangover Information Center, the Museum of Prostitution, and the world's first condom shop. After your tour, you can get pointers on where to explore further on your own from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Stops include the Museum of Prostitution and the Hangover Information Center
  • Visit off-the-beaten-path sights not visited on other tours
  • Tour most suitable for adults. Under 14 years will not be admitted
What to expect
Meet your guide and group of fellow adventurers in central Amsterdam's Dam Square. After a short orientation, set off on foot through the famous Red Light District for a thorough understanding of the Dutch people's more liberal, yet regulated, approach to sex work. Along the walk, you'll learn the history of the neighborhood and stop by highlights that many tours miss, avoiding some of the awkwardness of exploring the area on your own. Take in the neighborhood's vibe as you pass the legendary nightlife hot spots and red-lit windows with services on offer. Your guide will talk at length about the origins, history, and modern-day iterations of the district and what it means to Amsterdam's culture as a whole. Highlights include the Hangover Information Center, the Museum of Prostitution, and the world's first condom shop. After your tour, you can get pointers on where to explore further on your own from your guide.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 18592P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands The meeting point is on Dam Square, two meters in front of the tall white National Monument. You can recognise the guide by his black umbrella with our red light logo on it and his black cap with the same logo.
  • Oudekerksplein, 1012 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We've been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Telegraph, Fox News, Yahoo & the Huffington Post! Explore Amsterdam's most fascinating area during a Red Light District Tour with a licensed local guide. Learn everything about legal prostitution, the liberal Dutch culture, 'coffeeshops', Amsterdam's history and the famous 'Wallen' area. Super interesting and much fun!
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • A moderate amount of walking is involve; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands The meeting point is on Dam Square, two meters in front of the tall white National Monument. You can recognise the guide by his black umbrella with our red light logo on it and his black cap with the same logo.
  • Oudekerksplein, 1012 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Oudekerksplein, 1012 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We've been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Telegraph, Fox News, Yahoo & the Huffington Post! Explore Amsterdam's most fascinating area during a Red Light District Tour with a licensed local guide. Learn everything about legal prostitution, the liberal Dutch culture, 'coffeeshops', Amsterdam's history and the famous 'Wallen' area. Super interesting and much fun!
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • A moderate amount of walking is involve; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dam Square
    Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    The meeting point is on Dam Square, two meters in front of the tall white National Monument. You can recognise the guide by his black umbrella with our red light logo on it and his black cap with the same logo.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Dam Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Red Light District
    Stop: 75 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Nieuwmarkt
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Oudekerksplein
    Oudekerksplein, 1012 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    See address & details
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5.0
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April C
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Martin was excellent from the first moment we met him. He clearly was knowledgeable and passionate about Amsterdam and educating us. We learned so much and gained much appreciation for Amsterdam’s liberal position and supportive values for sexuality and individualism. A must for open minded folks who want to understand better why Amsterdam is unique and progressive.
Written 15 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your kind words. Great to hear that you have a better understanding of Amsterdam. Hope to see you again one day.
Written 21 January 2020
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courtnw77
Birmingham, AL1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our tour guide was Martijn, and he was such a great guide! He gave us insight into Dutch culture, government and the history of the Red Light District. He was respectful and had a great personality. We really enjoyed the tour and left with renewed insight of the Red Light District!
Written 4 February 2020
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Samantha N
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I recommend the crap out of this company. My pals and I super appreciated our experience. We learned so much about Dutch history and got the personal touch from our local tour guide Mark. After this tour we had our bearings in old town Amsterdam and could easily navigate during the rest of our stay. Our guide also gave us some tips on the best places to party for younger people. We loved it!
Written 4 February 2020
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markwsx
Portland, OR25 contributions
This was a great tour. Mark was a superb guide. He was knowledgeable and has superb communicative skills. He not only showed us everything there was to see but had a wealth of anectodes and stories to keep us entertained. We learned so much and saw so much.

This was a fantastic tour and well worth the cost.

We would do it again!!!
Written 10 January 2020
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Thanks for your 5-star review! Did you know that our guide Mark is married to a window prostitute? They also have an apartment in Amsterdam's Red Light District.
Written 21 January 2020
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Dan
1 contribution
Jan 2020
It was a Sunday; it was pretty cold and damp. Only 2 other people had signed up for the tour, where typically there would be 20, apparently, those two had a little too much "Amsterdam" the night before and did not show up, so I was the only person on the tour. To his credit, Arthur did not act disappointed, nor did he skimp and try to get the tour over with quickly seeing that there was only one participant. He gave me a very personalized tour of De Wallen as a whole, historical background, architecture, residents, places that the average tourist would just pass by, and of course the window brothels. He was very detailed about the business, operating and regulations surrounding the sex trade, he is a wealth of knowledge. There is no picture taking in the Red light, all the window brothels are clearly marked with "No picture taking" signs that are evident no matter what language you speak. At one point, a tourist was blatantly taking a picture of one of the ladies, she responded by banging on her window telling the tourist to cut it out, Arthur turned around and berated the tourist stating "This isn’t a zoo!", he was visibly perturbed. This made me like him all the more, it's obvious how much he loves his home, he wants to protect and preserve the respect that should be given to the ladies that work there. Overall, the tour was very lighthearted, informative, humorous and enjoyable, Arthur is a standout among tour guides. The single best thing I did while in Amsterdam.
Written 28 January 2020
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Susan W
St. Petersburg, FL36 contributions
My husband and I were so glad we chose this tour. It turned out to be very informative with Martin as our guild. He guided us through the Red Light District easily stopping at various spots we might not have seen in our own. We appreciated his advise on the do’s and don’ts when visiting Amsterdam. I will say this tour is not for anyone that is easily offended by strong language or sexual themes. I would recommend this tour for a true insight to Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
Written 9 May 2018
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Thank you for the great review Susan! I'll tell Martijn that you enjoyed his tour! :)
Written 10 May 2018
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SDennard
Manchester, UK70 contributions
This was an excellent tour and an absolute MUST if your are planning on seeing the Red Light District! Our tour guide Mark was brilliant, really friendly and informative, shared some great stories and was happy to answer any and all questions. Definitely a highlight of our trip!
Written 6 January 2020
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Great to hear that you enjoyed our Red Light District tour so much. Hopefully we see you again one day during one of our other tours in Amsterdam.
Written 21 January 2020
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Meghan W
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Martin was our tour guide, highly recommended, and very informative. He answered all our questions without hesitancy. He talked about the history of sex workers and drugs in Amsterdam. It was amazing walking through the streets -- felt so safe and not sketchy at all. It was very rainy when we went so more than half our tour group did not show up which made it nice and intimate for us. Absolutely no pictures allowed, we respected this for the sex workers but we did have a lady in our group that couldnt resist and grabbed a snap quickly and the sex worker was not pleased to say the least, our tour guide missed this incident though. Great experience and very friendly tour guide. Thanks Martin!!
Written 13 October 2019
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Deborah L
Weehawken, NJ23 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
After a full day of exploring Amsterdam on my own, I met up with Mark and three others for a Red Light District Tour at 19:00. Mark grew up in the area so was able to share facts, information, and stories from an insider’s perspective and experiences, which made for a very interesting evening. He spent two hours with us, walking through the district, pointing out various venues, and telling tales. He was knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, and recommended various other places for us to check out and explore. Thanks, Mark, for a fun and enlightening evening out. I would recommend this excursion. Two thumbs up!
Written 4 August 2019
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MarcelR1012
Thank you for the great review of Mark's tour! I've forwarded your message to him. 👍
Written 4 September 2019
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Camryn L
New York City, NY8 contributions
We did the 9pm Walking Tour with Mark and he was great! Not only does he live in the Red Light District but he’s married to one of the women who work in it as well. Needless to say, he was extremely educated on the area and gave an extremely knowledgeable, professional and fun tour! Felt very safe and was worth every penny. Highly recommend.

Oh and I’m a young woman in my 20s and went with my Mom so if you’re having any second thoughts about going with your parents - its quite the experience but not unbearable haha.
Written 30 March 2019
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Thank you for the awesome review! I'll forward it to Mark! :)
Written 2 April 2019
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really nice, cool, informative and fun
martijn was a very approachable person, also sharing personal stories. the whole tour was very informative, lots of
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Mind blowing tour in Amsterdam!
This Amsterdam Drugs Tour explains why the Dutch have a total different approach on drugs than elsewhere in the wor
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This drugs tour is super interesting!
WOW! What an eye opener this tour was. A local guide explained us everything there is to know about legal & illegal
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Fun to do in Amsterdam
Martin is a great and super enthusiastic local guide who knows everything about drugs (in Holland). Really interest
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What a unique experience!
Great guide and truly an amazing tour! We got some awesome insights in the Dutch approach to drugs. Our guide expla
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Only in Amsterdam!
We went on this tour thinking it was mostly going to be an Amsterdam coffeeshop tour. But it was way more than 'jus
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Very interesting drug tour in Amsterdam
During this activity you’ll hear about a side of Amsterdam that any normal person would completely miss out on. The
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Interesting tour!
Great to get more insights in the druk use/sale/rules and regulations in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Didn't know
cediferba
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Red district, info
İf you haven't been there and you wonder about it, then hurry up because the municipality is planning to close the
jk2094
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Best city tour I’ve ever taken
It’s right there in the title. My tour guide was Martin. And he’s the most knowledgeable tour guide I’ve come acros
Trucktrip
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Excellent tour with local guide, Martijn
We decided to book this tour for 4 adults whilst on our weekend break by Eurostar to the city. As the Red Light dis
jdrinehart
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Wow!
The Red LIght District has everything! Hookers, museums, canals, great food and lots of people. It is a great place
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