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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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This area is popular with tourists, and there are plenty around. As you walk through the area, you can see the women in the women in the Windows ready to work. There are plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you like people watching, walking,around, drinking, etc. Then this is the place for you. It gets crowded but it is fun to witness and see what is going on.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

TBH I gave one star as I went there to see it as it is 'The Amsterdam red light' district and if you're in Amsterdam you can't really not go and see it at least. Realistically though I find the idea of women selling themselves, especially behind glass like merchandise a very uncomfortable experience. Regardless of the legality or the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Definitely not a place for your family. What I find amusing is the fact that there are no photograph signs everywhere. Not that I wanted to take photographs of the live exhibits, but I think that it is a free world. If you chose to display yourself in a soliciting fashion through windows then you should know that you run... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went on the Red Light tour that we booked through Viator. We were scheduled to meet at Lindbergh Tours. My biggest complaint was that there were not enough people working there to check people in nor were there any signs or instructions where to meet your tour guide or what line to be in. There were... More 

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Chicago
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This area is popular with tourists, and there are plenty around. As you walk through the area, you can see the women in the women in the Windows ready to work. There are plenty of bars and nightclubs to keep patrons entertained. Worth a visit.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped by the Red Light District twice during our April 2015 visit to Amsterdam. Our first visit was early on a Tuesday evening, between about 6:00PM and 7:30PM. It was still light outside. We had spent the day touring other attractions in Amsterdam. We ended up close to the Red Light District so it was convenient to stop by.... More 

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Lutjebroek, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Crowdy, only tourists, very busy while there is nothing to see but few lousy streets with girls behind windows like in the zoo. Only in the zoo there's more diversity. Save yourself the crowd and see the other beautiful places in town like the Albert Cuyp market in the South!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

One of the most famous attraction in Amsterdam.. Very crowded at night, lot of people and most of them is tourist. Walk around the area, looking at the girls behind the window glass. Some of them is attractive and also aggresive to call people to go inside. Once of good experience. Make sure you dont miss it when you visit... More 

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Pasadena, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went Friday and Saturday night and it does get very crowed. The area was exactly what I expected to see which was a real treat. The area seems to be the equal to Las Vegas for bachelor and bachelorette parties. It is an adult area for sure and not intended for the kiddies. Lots of adult shows and ladies... More 

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Pittsford (town), New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband & I have visited this neighborhood many times, the first time on a group tour of Amsterdam. In addition to the obvious "window shopping" featuring women of all shapes, sizes & ethnicity, this is a lovely, historic area, with pretty buildings, canals & restaurants. Although you might prefer to leave the children at home, you will see lots... More 

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