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“Very busy at night in narrow streets, lots of cosy bars”
Review of Red Light District

Red Light District
Ranked #10 of 596 things to do in Amsterdam
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Fee: No
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 6 April 2018

Worth a walk around if you've never been before even for couples, be aware its very busy in the evening as such its a slow walk around the narrow lanes, but there are plenty of cosy little bars which are great

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

It was a bit sad to walk through this place. I wouldn't recommend coming here if you are a non-party person, a family, or sensitive at heart.

Thank Christine J
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Gotta love some adult entertainment. Sadly packed with tour groups but a unique and interesting place unique to window for ladies

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had Chantal as our tour guide and she was brilliant!
25 euros each for a walk around tour. This is good value for money. If you're interested in the red light but a little embarrassed to go alone or with a partner this tour will ease you into the life of prostitution. If you're easily offended or don't like the idea of openly talking about sex this isn't for you.
This place is like another world. Its so interesting to find out everything about it.

It's a must if you're visiting the centre.

Thank Liam C
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without a visit to this district criss-crossed by narrow lanes and canals. Lots of reasonably priced food places, great bars and 'coffee shops' and tons of people. Loved the vibe of that place. Scantily clad girls do appear at the windows as the sun dips in the sky but this only adds to the charm of that place. Avoid the museum of prostitution as it's a waste of money and time. But check out the hemp and the cannabis museum.

Thank Aditi B
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