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Red Light District

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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As featured in 3 days in Amsterdam
Ranked #58 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Nightlife, Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: If you are a bit worried about going out and about in the Red Light district ... don't be. All manner of humanity can be found there and it's... more »
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New York City, New York, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's rather pathetic really. I don't know why Amsterdam cares so little about itself. I am not against prositution.However, it often seems the city mostly wants sex tourists and drug tourists and thats what it gets.

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Papa, Hungary
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You can't go to Amsterdam without seeing the Red Light District. It is definitely great for night life experience. We went to see a "show" from Moulin Rouge with cost 35 Euro (w/out drinks). It was the cheapest versus paying for 65 Euro in Casa Rosso. I guess we saw what we paid for--cheap. Overall Red Light Experience is great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Whenever someone hears Red Light District they automatically think prostitutes and bachelor parties and presume that area is completely unsafe for women. I went there with my girl friend, we are both females in our twenties and we felt completely safe walking all over Red Light District, walking past the girls in the windows and going to some bars in... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited during the day cause I wasn't sure what to expect but it was definitely interesting. I thought it would be a line up of girls down one road but it's kinda spread out down alleys. It was crazy to see the red lights on and girls just hanging out in the windows. It is a must see and... More

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Groves
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I went when I was 23 with a crew of girls. We had fun walking around and giggling at the silly shops and even looked in a few windows. I really just felt sad for the girls working and would probably feel overall uncomfortable. If you are open minded then have a go at it. It's a once in a... More

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oz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Spent a few hours walking around Amsterdam and the Redlight area, it was entertaining and not at all smutty or sinister, though things might be different at night, we never tried to take photos so the girls were pleasant and not rude as we have heard may be the case if you try and take photos, there were some great... More

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Manila, Philippines
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

depends when you go and who you are with, i was with a bunch of friends so had a lot of fun. was just expecting a crazy wild scene but it was very well organised and professional. certainly an eye opener for us tourists. just keep your expectations at a bare minimum and remember be safe.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Well lets see, took me off guard thats for sure. but keep an open mind and you will have fun. the people watching was the best part. oh and keep the kids away from this area. could not believe how many people had the whole family with them. even the locals where looking sideways at that. anyway it is a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

the place was just pure entertaiment... you can't really find this anywhere else... hopefully coming back soon.

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Bali, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place is paradise for men. freedom in the Netherlands is highly appreciated both by local people and by the government.

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