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Amsterdam Red Light District Tour 2024 – Ultimate Experience

€ 36
2 hours
Expert tour guide

About Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour

Discover Amsterdam’s renowned Red Light District in the language of your choice. Wander through charming narrow streets, discover intriguing erotic theaters, and admire the area’s rich history. As you navigate through this extraordinary district, let our knowledgeable guide assist you in uncovering the fascinating stories and vibrant culture that lie within. Book your Amsterdam Red Light District tour today and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind destination.


Amsterdam the Red Light District Walking Tour

Embark on a captivating 2-hour walking tour that unveils the secrets of legendary Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Lose yourself in the historical beauty of the city’s oldest area, and take a walk through the enchanting streets. Gain valuable insight into this district’s rich history, vibrant culture, and fascinating lives of its inhabitants.

During the tour, your guide will share interesting stories and give you valuable insights into the district’s past and present. Admire Amsterdam’s oldest building, marvel at the picturesque canals, and explore centuries-old houses brimming with timeless charm. While your local guide walks you through this famous neighborhood, you’ll be able to see sex workers behind the windows and a variety of peep show theaters and strip clubs.

Apart from the prominent presence of ladies in red-lighted windows and bustling sex clubs, there are plenty of other reasons to visit Amsterdam’s Red Light District. This historic area, also known as De Wallen, dates back to the 14th century and, in the past few years, has undergone a significant transformation. With the resurfacing of streets and restoration of facades, what was once a shady and gloomy part of town has now evolved into a trendy neighborhood. When exploring the Red Light District, make sure to check out some of its must-visit spots. Visit the Gothic Old Church or Oude Kerk, which offers a glimpse into the district’s past with its captivating architecture. Stroll down the narrowest street in Amsterdam, where you can soak up the charming atmosphere.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to unlock the secrets of Amsterdam’s Red Light District!

  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
X not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
X not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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FAQ – Amsterdam Red Light District Tour

When should I visit the Red Light District in Amsterdam?

You can visit the Red Light District any time. If you’re looking for a vibrant and lively experience, exploring the district during the nighttime can be quite an adventure. The area is bustling with people, and you’ll find a lively atmosphere with various activities, clubs, and bars. However, if you prefer a less hectic experience, you may consider visiting during the daytime. Enjoy the beautiful sights and amazing architecture, or visit nearby museums and relax in a coffee shop.

What are the rules in Amsterdam Red Light District?

Prostitution is regulated and legal in the Netherlands. You are obligated to treat sex workers with respect and dignity. Taking photos or videos is strictly prohibited in the Red Light District area. Trust us; you don’t want to mess with security guards or sex workers, as they may take action if they see you snapping photos. Also, consuming alcohol or drugs in public areas is not allowed under any circumstances.

What are the best days to go to the Red Light District?

If you want to see the full red glow of the district, we suggest you visit in the evening. The district tends to be busier and more vibrant during the weekends. Also, consider checking the calendar for any special events, festivals, or celebrations in the district. Finally, the best day to visit the Red Light District depends on your preferences and the atmosphere you seek.

What activities can I do in Amsterdam?

There are plenty of things to do in Amsterdam. From the iconic Rijksmuseum and vibrant Van Gogh Museum to the fascinating history hidden in Anne Frank House, it is hard to choose which site to visit first! Look at our best-value Amsterdam Tours and book the option that fits you best. No matter what you choose to do in Amsterdam, whether it’s the Amsterdam Canal Cruise, a visit to Amsterdams’ cultural sites, or even an Amsterdam Day Tour, we’re sure you’ll have a great time!
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Interesting facts


Make sure to check out the coffeeshops in Amsterdam, where you can freely smoke weed, sip coffee, and have fun playing board games. These iconic establishments have a fascinating history, as the city adopted a tolerant policy towards soft drugs in the 1970s, leading to over 200 coffee shops opening.

Amsterdam’s coffee shops sell multiple types and forms of marijuana. You can always ask the seller which types to purchase depending on the high you want. The most common forms of marijuana are Weed, Hash, Pre-rolled joints, and space cakes or hash brownies.

These places provide a safe environment for adults to enjoy cannabis products. Remember, you must be at least 18 years old to enter and consume cannabis, so don’t forget your ID! The final advice is to avoid street dealers. First, it’s illegal, and second, you never know what you’re buying.

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Sex workers

Sex work is legal and regulated in the Netherlands, specifically in the famous Red Light District of Amsterdam. This approach aims to protect sex workers’ rights and safety while also combating human trafficking. Sex work acceptance in this district dates back to the 16th century. It has since become a popular and frequently visited area.

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In the Netherlands, where prostitution is legal, sex workers must pay taxes like any other profession. Additionally, various organizations offer support services, including counseling, legal assistance, and educational programs. We suggest you visit the Prostitution Information Center and Museum of Prostitution, as they are enlightening attractions working for the well-being of sex workers in the Netherlands.

For those who are curious and open-minded, a wide range of adult entertainment options are available, such as live sex shows, strip clubs, and brothels. Among the most renowned and historic venues is an erotic theater, Casa Rosso. It holds a special place in the Red Light District and is definitely worth a visit.

Know before you go

  • In order for the tour to proceed, there is a minimum requirement of participants.
  • As this is a walking tour, it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Transportation through the city is not included in this tour
  • The weather can be unpredictable, bring an umbrella and raincoat just in case
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Great tour and a knowledgeable guide!

Our tour guide was excellent - really knowledgeable about the history of the area and Amsterdam as a whole. Really flexible and accommodating for history buffs, coffeeshop and non-coffeeshop goers and respectful to the girls working in the windows. The tour ended at Dam Square, very close to my hotel, with an interesting story as to why we ended the tour by the Royal Palace. I would recommend this tour and Aarre as a guide!


Great experience!

It was a short and very knowledgeable tour! Our guide Aaron was really friendly and funny! He provided us with general information and facts about Amsterdam and the Netherlands. He later showed us the Red Light District and, in precise detail, told us the history behind the district. He also showed us the coffee shops and told us about sex workers’ working conditions and the locals living in this area! I would definitely recommend this tour if it’s your first time in Amsterdam!


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