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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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Need to be broad minded

Went on a walking tour of the red light district. Guide was very good and gave us a lot of information we would not otherwise have known. Really need a broadmind to walk around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went on a walking tour of the red light district. Guide was very good and gave us a lot of information we would not otherwise have known. Really need a broadmind to walk around this area but I found it very interesting. Really different with a church, child minding centre, sex shops and girls in windows all in the same... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Didn't find this place any special. Walked past a few streets and only could see some women with bikini style standing inside the glass doors. Besides that, a lot of sex stores around. Do not join the 3 hour walking tour if you want to explode more in this area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth walking through to check it out, since it is so different from everywhere else. We were walking around after a tour, just trying to find a restaurant and we stumbled across the red light district area. In fact, we were taking pictures of the buildings and a lady in a window knocked on the window to advise we... More 

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East Amherst, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This part of Amsterdam was probably the most interesting of the city. We went into the Red Light Secrets museum and learned quite a bit about their legalization of prostitution. It was a little weird seeing the girls in windows and doorways so early in the day. I have a lot of respect for these women who put themselves out... More 

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Portland, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was about 2 in the afternoon when we walked through the Red Light District. We were in Amsterdam just for the day, so very little choice on timing. All I saw was a "seedy" part of town with sex and drug shops, and trash along the streets. I can imagine a whole different atmosphere at night, of course! I... More 

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Queenston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The area is very safe and there is a relaxed atmosphere. Of course it is better to visit during the evening (red light). And you won't be the only one, thousands of mainly tourists visit it every evening. If you agree with prostitution or not is an other issue. At least you can see here that the they are given... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

During our visit to Amsterdam we decided to have an evening stroll to take in the atmosphere of the city's night life. Well we had to visit the world famous "Red Light District" personally it was ok but maybe if we were a "Stag party" then yes it would have been fantastic. The upside was that we enjoyed eating out... More 

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Bremer Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a wander through here during the day with our 2 boys. 11 and 6. We didn't pause at anything however sights of a few ladies in windows and interesting merchandise did get a reaction of giggles. Most went unnoticed. We just kept walking and felt safe and now have an understanding of what is there.

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hampshirer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Pleasantly surprised this was not tacky at Ll seemed like everyone was out on the streets strolling through the red light area families inc. very busy and popular area with just sight seers

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you go to Amsterdam a place you have to visit is the red district, where you can find averything: coffe shops, pubs, clubs, museums ( related to red district) and of course the famous girls in red light shop window. No matter if you try one of the above or just lossing time is a nice place to visit.

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