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Red Light District

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-0-641853288
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This area in the oldest part of Amsterdam is known for the red neon windows...

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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Real Eye Opener

Nighttime experience here is a real eye opener, lots of shows going on, good experience though have fun

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bromley, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing really new about the red light girls. You get what you see if you've never been it's quite cool to See all different girls who work the windows. Theirs coffee shops ,peep shows , red light museum, sex shows on the strip.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I arrived on in Amsterdam on Saturday night and was that a great way to see the red light district alive. There is more to the Red light district than the rumours you hear. There are shows, sex museum and lots of activities. Only thing I didn't like is that there were lots of drunk people running into your and... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nighttime experience here is a real eye opener, lots of shows going on, good experience though have fun

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hull
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

has to be done, but better during the day, more of a party atmosphere, seems more seedy on a night more menacing

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't annoy the girls or they will come out at you in force!!! This includes no photos, video or heckling!! It's surprising how relaxed the atmosphere is.

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Thank Jon H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Legal prostitution and drugs give us somewhat negative prejudice toward this streed but actually it has much more lights beside red. Of course there are more red lights and sex shops or sex shows but this pedestrian streets are very safe and live.

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Thank EuroKor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it's a neat novelty but certainly not an appetising strole down the street by the shop windows. Definitly some prime people watching!

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Thank Adam L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know it was almost empty. Maybe because it was February when we visited. But You should go and walk around to see places and girls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a look, whether you agree with the professions of the girls. Great buzz around the area by day and by night. Lovely pubs and coffee shops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to experience the red light district for yourself when you come to Amsterdam. And experiencing it both by day and by night must be done, as it is almost like being in two different places.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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