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Offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Highlights
  • In-depth tour of Amsterdam's Red Light District after dark 
  • Evening tour leaves your day free to explore other Amsterdam attractions 
  • Stops include the Museum of Prostitution and the Hangover Information Center
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Offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour with a Local Guide
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This offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District walking tour starts at 9:00 pm instead of 7:00 pm.
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This offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District walking tour starts at 7:00 pm instead of 9:00 pm.
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Overview
Get the insider's version of Amsterdam's Red Light District history and culture on this night walking tour, with background info you wouldn't get from simply strolling on your own. Follow your guide past buzzing coffee shops, 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.
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 many acts and substances criminalized in other countries, such as sex work and marijuana. 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 coffee shops, 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, the world's first condom shop, and some of the city's most popular coffee shops.
At the conclusion of your tour, you can get pointers on where to explore further on your own from your guide.
Reviews (438)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
So glad we booked this tour...

We booked a private tour of the red light district. It was my first time in Amsterdam and I wanted to get the most from my trip. Booking this tour was a great move. Our guide was fantastic and the tour was not about gaping...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chattyadam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
An Amsterdam must

Informative and engaging. Great way to learn a little more about the red light district, guide had personal knowledge. 100% recommend.

Thank Claire0807
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great tour of Amsterdam's red light district

Stephano was a great guide for our tour of the red light district. He was knowlegable and sensitive with the subject matter. We enjoyed this tour very much.

Thank 627joannec
Reviewed 3 days ago
Very illuminating!

Did this tour with my 19 year old daughter. Very interesting and relaxed tour with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide. Education on the history and development of Amsterdam's two most notorious non-canal attractions - prostitution and cannabis - delivered with honesty and humour. Not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sjthompson1959
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Would recommend!

We had a wonderful time and learned a lot from our guide, Arthur. He did a great job of making the tour educational but still fun. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam!

Thank elmorejessica
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Trail253779
5 December 2018|
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Response from Grandma1949 | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasts about 2-2 /2 hours. and is very safe- Many policemen - including plain clothed police enforcement officers.VERY SAFE> It would be appropriate for 15 and 17 yr old and very valuable education . It is only a... More
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8 November 2018|
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Response from vasantvv | Reviewed this property |
It’s 1 and half hour . Quite a busy tour if u are attentive to the guide . On the dot .
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rizzotto130
23 October 2018|
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Response from Georgie B | Reviewed this property |
I'd say it depends what you're happy with them seeing. The tour itself is absolutely fine but as you'd expect, you will see ladies in windows in the RLD. Hope this is helpful!
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