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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 #60 of 303 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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Durham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Found it very disturbing and a bit sad. Sad that people have to resort to that sort of business to make a living and sad that people feel the need to pay for the services. Just felt sorry for the workers and customers

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Red Light district is a beautiful thing, if you want visit this district, do it in the evening or night when more girls are come to work, in morning or afternoon most of the girls are unavailable and most of the district is empty. As much you move away from the center of the district more uglier girls you... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Had a walk down here not seedy you can so easily walk past the windows with out noticing anybody . Went down here during the day so I think it would be better at night when it is all lite up .

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Gurgaon, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of those places one must visit in their lifetime. It's something different as compared to other "touristy" spots around the world. I went there quite late at night after dinner with a Dutch friend who showed me around, yet, like the rest of the Netherlands, it was perfectly safe. Even beautiful actually, as there were swans around... More

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ACT, Australia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
38 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I was fairly unsure of what to expect when we planned a visit to Amsterdam, but being from Australia it was too far to come and not check out the iconic red light district! An eye opener to say the least! My first impression was the whole place felt a lot more safe than I expected. While I've heard stories... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Amsterdam - some of the best restaurants in the world. The red light district is full of life, adventurous and edgy. Coffee bars - a total experience, a cool place to relax and take a smoke.

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Seattle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Adults: (ie, anyone who is NOT a drunk male in his 20s) Here's the deal. You have to see it because you'll kick yourself if you visit Amsterdam and you don't. If you pick your time carefully, you'll come away unscathed. I'd recommend a visit right around dusk: you want to be there when it's getting dark, but if you... More

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I was 19 when I saw this street. I dreamed about going to Amsterdam to smoke weed and see the Red Light District. But this attraction isn't anything special. A few hot girls, but the majority of women are unattractive. I went here around 3 pm, so maybe at night would have been better.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I have seen a lot more flesh on display at a beach!, sexy isn't the word, the girls are as you would expect. Do not go to the area if you don't want pointed at or shouted at by Drunks! Day time you'll see lots of young people sitting along the canals skinning up a joint. Night time is a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We stayed right in the Red Light District and we were surprised how not seedy it was. At around 5pm women would be in the windows but like the old and not very good looking women,which is very different from the night time. We stayed for 6 days and saw the same women and they would all be wearing the... More

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