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Red Light District

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 6 41853288
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This area in the oldest part of Amsterdam is known for the red neon windows...

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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The reason why you are in Amsterdam

That's why you are here: weed, women, beer, weed parafernaIia and souvenires. The weed is great, the girIs have improved to a top notch rating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Well worth going to see, even as a couple & with friends, lot less intimidating than I thought as it is very touristy. Good bar scene & coffee shops to sit out & take in the atmosphere.

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Been there looking around. Nothing special. It's a must see for every Amsterdam tourist but i will not got there again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is great seeing how happy men get just by looking at women behind glass! Great evening out wondering the streets lit up in red! Nothing offensive to see and actually very mind-opening activity. Recommended 😊

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

That's why you are here: weed, women, beer, weed parafernaIia and souvenires. The weed is great, the girIs have improved to a top notch rating.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are pimps walking around the whole canal, on both sides. DO NOT take photos of the girls in the window, and for the most part, just be safe and keep your phone away so they don't think you're taking photos even when you're not. Obviously, my husband and I weren't looking for any services from the Red Light District,... More 

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Everyone should experience the area. Not seedy but very touristy. We visited by night but many people visit by day. Be careful for the pick pockets

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It was okay ( went with a group of girls) Not to much else to say about it. I think adventurist couples would enjoy it !

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I heard about this place before, but I didn't expect that there is a place in world like that. Sorry for my expressions,but they are selling and showing this girls like a products in public. This place is a big shame to humanity. Not recommended for families, kids, and anyone who has a sense of humanity.

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Love this place. So good for a walk through at night when the girls are working and the lights are on. Much less working girls than the last time I visited

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Having been to Amsterdam before I had the heads up and the friends I was travelling with were clueless. I thought it would be an experience for them to see this too. We strolled along the streets and enjoyed the night with people of different walks also enjoying their stay at Amsterdam.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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