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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 6 41853288
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Red light district comes to life late at night try about 10.00 pm onward very interesting on how liberal this country is and yet there is a real vibe about this area

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walking through the red light district was definitely intermediating as well as captivating. It is a brilliant experience but make sure you understand it before experiencing it and to follow the rules as it is not fair to make those at work uncomfortable. I recommend...More

Thank C5712LJ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The area is dirty ( where as the rest of Amsterdam is very clean).. even had areas for men to pee in the street !! . It is very crowded and doesn't feel particularly safe. I was shocked to see people there with young children......More

Thank rainbow1poole
Reviewed yesterday

We walked through this just to look at it. Girls on display and trying to attrack customers. For some people this is great. We went just to say we seen it.

Thank Rjfaas
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you're in Amsterdam, you should visit the district as it is historic. Nothing to worry about, just do it. It is a very safe place.

Thank Ali A
Reviewed yesterday

You can't go to Amsterdam and not check this area out. It is definitely an interesting place to see and there's a lot to do in the area as well.

Thank Tahirina
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see in Amsterdam when you visit! Im a shy type of a person but just to see this district is a must! Just the look at night with the lights, the ladies in the windows, the shops and the things that...More

Thank Nikitab89
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The low point of Amsterdam. Seriously women on display in little glassed in cages? The whole area is seedy full of pot shops coffehouses, sex shops and bars. It's all about getting high and having sex. Does it really have to be that obvious. Amsterdam...More

Thank canadian-eh777
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must-see on any trip to Amsterdam. Best to see at night but can get very busy- avoid during the day.

Thank Nelson F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Considering acts of human intimacy is how we all got here in the first place, we're pretty prudish about it all as a culture. The Amsterdam RLD makes it all honest and open and fun, in an area of beautiful old canals and houses. My...More

Thank TheDashingDiner
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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
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5 July 2018|
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Response from sara538 | Reviewed this property |
You dont need an address, the address is the red light district. Google maps will bring it straight up! So easy, head to the north west direction out of central station, over the bridge and down the jitty, theres a huge... More
4 July 2018|
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Response from Shakti R | Reviewed this property |
Coffee shops are everywhere so finding one will be very easy. Staff are usually very patient and friendly.
25 June 2018|
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Response from The_Peacock_12 | Reviewed this property |
There are many hotels in the main city centre, the public transport is excellent, so if you do stay further out, the trams will get you to and from no problem. As for the RLD, no photos, just in respect (and it’s plastered... More