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Red Light District

Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Amsterdam Walking Tour
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Ranked #61 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Nightlife, Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: This area in the oldest part of Amsterdam is known for the red neon...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Nightlife, Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Got to see, woman's in a display wearing lingeries, some are kilt, other not that much, all preferences "available". Don't want to judge, just wanna say, you gotta see it. It's not something that will shock you if you are more sensitive, just remove your owns barriers and walk trough wife an open mind.

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I had no intention of going to the Red Light District, however, the Eden Hotel bartender insisted my wife and I just go to see it. My wife (very Christian Reformed Church) and myself (very Irish Roman Catholic) went with open minds. The method in which Amsterdam controls the world's oldest profession is amazing. My words, "we can't stop it,... More 

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Fairfield County
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7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

...and this place could be a scene from Blade Runner. There are police everywhere, so if you feel like taking a stroll and are not afraid of the dark or air-borne disease, by all means go at night for the full effect. We also strolled it during the day and got a kick out of the the Dutch grandmothers strolling... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

It is one of the must see locations in Amsterdam. It is better to come after 9-10pm when there are more "ladies" to see

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Alberton, South Africa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

When in Amsterdam, dont leave without a stroll through this district. The Red district is so well known throughout the world, but nothing can prepare you for this experience. The air hangs thick with the smell of dagga. It is a busy area with lots of tourists hanging around. I was amazed at the variety of what you find there.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't this! I suppose I thought it would be seedier and dirtier. It's full of tourists walking around- tourists of all kinds, even families. Much less harsh than I imagined. It is what it is obviously, I mean the girls are in the windows, there are sex shops everywhere with their... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

If you're in Amsterdam, you should definitely visit the red light district, just simply strolling around and admiring the view. :) just don't take photos of the girls!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Must see place in Amsterdam! Very interesting to walk along the canals and uniqe place to see, In my opinion.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Crowned area big area, a few blocks from the Anne Frankhuis. Visit it and after stroll on the red district. Several food option in the area that is very touristic and not underground at all.

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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

One of the "Must Visit" places when one is in Amsterdam (And I don't mean patronising). Contrary to red light district in other parts of the world, this place is safe to walk around. Remember NO PHOTOTAKING here!

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