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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-0-641853288
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing, Nightlife
Description: This area in the oldest part of Amsterdam is known for the red neon...
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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Just like most other major cities, a lot of the fun is being stripped from the culture of the city... Fewer coffeeshops, fewer windows with red lights, tighter rules, and an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Not suitable for children or even adults, very seductive, very much against my believes and culture.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Just like most other major cities, a lot of the fun is being stripped from the culture of the city... Fewer coffeeshops, fewer windows with red lights, tighter rules, and an influx of stuff that's overpriced and underwhelming to replace them... Even if you're not looking for sex or soft drugs, it's still worth passing through for the experience (not... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Alive, buzzing, full of people enjoying themselves after dark. As expected, many ogling the shop windows and live shows. Also as expected, many groups of people very much worse for wear. Not a place for children but certainly is an adults playground. Bars and coffee shops very crowded, however just up the road is Dam Square, where there are also... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Oh Yeah, finally I'm here))) street noise always, night, day, morning only it is a little quieter. Here You can meet the real Queen of your heart but not cheap. You will play, to seduce, deny)))

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Nice excursion at night with my girlfriend. the atmosphere was relaxed and laid back. Very secure place. I didn't really enjoy the experience of seeing young girls exposed in windows. But they are doing their best to make it look fun. It is not.

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Kiruna, Norrbottens Län, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The Red Light District has become a big tourist attraction and I guess I can see some of the appeal but the stories behind it really gets you down. Most of the girls come to Holland with a promised career in (usually) show business. That career does not exist though so they end up here.

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

An eye opener for many people. An interesting place to visit. When we visited, the place was extremely busy with an even distribution of sexes.

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I understand there's supposed to be something cultural here...but it's not a place that I enjoyed. Make sure you know what you're in for. Honestly, the women (in my opinion they're young girls) in the windows just made me sad.

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Well, it was an experience. Not as I imagined though. 1. It was smaller than I thought it would be 2. The women in the window were very disinterested (eating potato chips and texting). Although, I'm not sure I would be enthusiastic either. It was however a lot cleaner and safer than I thought it would be.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Go to red light district if ever in Amsterdam its a right eye opener,never felt unsafe lots of people about, just find a nice bar/cafe an watch the world go by

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-0-641853288
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam

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