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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Nightlife, Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
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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Not for the prudish

The red light district is located in a beautiful area. There are numerous canals and old old buildings. Be ready for nearly naked girls behind windows. Sex toys galore are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Podgorica, Montenegro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I visited Red Light District by day and later by night. If you intend to visit this district, do it by night. It is incredible. Red light, women in windows, dancing or moving unclosed ... They are looking you, calling you by eyes... Very interesting, nowhere seen. District looks secure

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

its my first time visited red light district and i was shock of the ladies in the window chewing bubblegum but for sure not for children this place...the canal add beauty of the place

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

this tiny part of Amsterdam is not the least bit sexy. A series of women standing behind glass doors in bikinis less risqué than you'd see at your local beach. The fact that it coexists with a church , a daycare center and assorted shops selling more interesting goods, is what makes it a fascinating area to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must see in Amsterdam. The area reflects the liberal atitudes of the dutch towards sex and drugs. Because the establishments are so upfront about what's on offer there isn't a feeling of sleaziness as in other places such as soho london. Something for everyone, from just seeing the sites to the live shows to obviously the services on offer.... More 

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lebanon ky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The red light district is located in a beautiful area. There are numerous canals and old old buildings. Be ready for nearly naked girls behind windows. Sex toys galore are available in shops and marijuana can be smelled everywhere. Truly sad but funny too as the girls appear quite bored.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Another must for the great city of Amsterdam . Go through the day first and then return at night to experience something totally different . I felt safe walking through the areas however just be conscious of potential pick pockets . Brothels by the canals sounds very romantic . Well at least I got a couple of winks from the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Certainly an experience!! Found it hard to look anywhere as the girls eyes follow you wherever you look! Interesting way of life, that's for sure!! An Amsterdam must do!

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Sykkylven Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is why many come to Amsterdam. Its a area where life is high early evening to late night. Its all about enjoying life.all about enjoying good Food and drinks or pressure in many ways.if You dont like it stay away but if You like it yes party all night and live for the moment.

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Reading, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

There are some very pretty canals and houses in this area, as well as those "plying their trade." It is not an area for young children. There are loud clubs and coffee houses. At night, there tend to be large, boisterous crowds of men. Best to visit during the day if you are just interested in sightseeing. Also in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Went to Amsterdam with my ex and our daughter. Ex started following the crowd and of course there were the ladies! Then all the questions came from her! Trust me this is not a child friendly area!

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