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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 #57 of 298 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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Bali, Indonesia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place is paradise for men. freedom in the Netherlands is highly appreciated both by local people and by the government.

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You will see everything in RLD. Every kind of people, young, old, drunk, w**hores, fantasied, musicians, tourist, brazilians, british (most of crazy guys), bikes, weird food, good food. Everything

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Mountains of NC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Firstly, its safe. Its considerably larger than I expected. Its not for kids or those who are sexually conservative. That said its unique and fun. The prostitutes are indoors ,in neon framed windows. I found it quite humorous that the woman are as "shy" of a camera as they are. Take a tour or wander freely after dark. Its an... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Coming from across the globe to somewhere like Amsterdam is truly an eye-opening experience. As I was on a tour in Amsterdam, our nights out were often in or next to the Red Light District. I was warned not to make eye-contact with the woman for too long and definitely not to take photos of the windows. Your camera will... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

well, it is pretty interesting to visit the red light district especially if you are coming from Asia where sex is more of a close door topic than what you can actually see in some red light districts across Europe. people are lining up for live sex show, coffee shops selling marijuana openly doing their business, which is quite cool... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

First, I would not recommend children under the age of 18 to go on the walking tour of tge red light district. Our tour group had several families in it, with small children, fortunately they had the good sense to make other arrangements for the children. The souvenir shops are nearby as well as the wax museum. (The wax museum... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This areas history is so intresting, the old buildings with the hooks on top for lifting up the furniture, and believe it or not, men are allowwed to pee on the street!! amazing to see really , although there is privacy , its against the law and here its so openly done,, walking through this area you are not allowwed... More

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UAE
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Confused about what to review about this part of Amsterdam. Coming from a part of the world where such occurings are still considered taboo, we visited the red light district on our last day in Amsterdam. The girls in the "Red" rooms display their wares for prospective clients, you can even strike up a conversation which does not costs you... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went there during daytime. Humans displayed as mannequins for sale, Boats driving by with parents/children pointing and laughing at the poor women. Lots of bouncers trying to lure young men into sex-shows and porn-bars The most despicable area of Amsterdam. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone and especially not if you have children.

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Devon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit to see how it all works. Lots of ladies dressed in bikins or bras and pants enticing the men in. Not so busy in day but so many crowds at night. They even do tours. Not just full of men but even ladies and families with children. My husband asked one lady how much she asked if... More

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