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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 #64 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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

One of the many things Amsterdam is know for and probably worth a look see. We took a guided tour and that was a good idea. You can see everything and learn the history of the area. Also, hear what the future hold for this area of town.

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Chester, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Dodging bike riders takes all your attention while you are in all parts of Amsterdam. Here the streets are crowded with people having a good time.

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I've stayed at the St Christopher's Hostel in the Redlight District twice now. So I've done my fair share of exploring and at the same time, shocked at what can be found. The Old Church is a wonderful building to photograph day and night time. Naturally if you are a sheltered person, you may get rocked to your core. Plenty... More

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Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Worth a walk through because hey, you're in Amsterdam. Very busy interesting to see the girls in the window but it's a bit of a tourist trap, as you might expect.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Quite interesting and unique. Not a place for children however. Have never seen anything like this and it is interesting that the governments regulates this trade.

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Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Take a stroll here at night if you have nothing to do. Lots of sex shops, prostitutes displaying themselves by the windows & live sex shows. Can be somewhat expensive. Streets are dirty, occasionally strong stench of urine. Overall, a good experience.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

my wife and i went down to the red light district (as you must) i was expecting maybe a little titalation but im afraid the reality is completley different i came away feeling rather humbled, for these girls ARE really working girls and they do have to put up with a lot i.e dirty old rainmac men, gangs of drunken... More

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Vinhedo, SP
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I went there in January, but I coudn't see anything, as all windows were closed. Nobody could tell my why, but the hole district was closed that day. The surroundings are cool, with many bars and lots of people. Maybe next time!

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Connecticut
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234 reviews 234 reviews
29 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's all you've heard and more. Yes, it is dirty and it reeks of beer and pot. They cater to every sexual preference...at a price. It is also a lot of fun for tourists. The area is full of life and energy. Don't miss out because you may be a bit squeamish. It is really not dangerous. Be careful of... More

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Liege, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I'm one of those women who dragged her husband to that place. He was all uncomfortable and all but I had the best time every! The vitrines just look magical and it's like you have been transported to another space. Must visit!

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