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Amsterdam Red Light District Private Tour with a Local provided by Amsterdam Withlocals

Amsterdam Red Light District Private Tour with a Local

Amsterdam Red Light District Private Tour with a Local
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Discover Amsterdam's notorious Red Light District during your 2-hour private tour with a local host, who will guide you through the narrow alleys and busy streets of this wonderfully curious district. Get to know this colorful area, where churches, workplaces, and kindergartens exist side by site with brothels and canabis "coffee" shops. Your local guide will share the real stories from behind the windows, and you’ll discover various hidden spots for an experience that most tourists won't have.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch
What to expect
  • Amsterdam’s Red Light District lures countless curious tourists to its hedonistic clustering of bars, cafes and scintillating red windows. For locals, it's part of the everyday fabric of the city. Discover the real culture behind this internationally famous destination — apart from the giggles and gawking — on this private 2-hour tour. Meet your local guide in the Beursplein at the time of your choice, and set off on an insightful walking tour, beginning with the famous Warmoesstraat. See some of the unusual offerings that line one of the city’s oldest streets, including cannabis ‘coffee shops,’ fetish boutiques and gay bars. Learn the origins of the Netherlands’ famously liberal social attitudes, and hear how the legal sex industry is perceived by locals. Along the way, stroll past the iconic red lights and adult attractions such as the Casa Rosso. Aside from the more mature displays, see other curiosities including a local brewery, Chinatown, the city’s narrowest street and the weigh building of Nieumarkt. Feel free to ask all the questions you like to satisfy your curiosity, and come away with a uniquely Dutch perspective on red-light lifestyles. Please be advised: Although there is no minimum age, due to the mature content, this tour may not be suitable for children.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Amsterdam’s Red Light District lures countless curious tourists to its hedonistic clustering of bars, cafes and scintillating red windows. For locals, it's part of the everyday fabric of the city. Discover the real culture behind this internationally famous destination — apart from the giggles and gawking — on this private 2-hour tour. Meet your local guide in the Beursplein at the time of your choice, and set off on an insightful walking tour, beginning with the famous Warmoesstraat. See some of the unusual offerings that line one of the city’s oldest streets, including cannabis ‘coffee shops,’ fetish boutiques and gay bars. Learn the origins of the Netherlands’ famously liberal social attitudes, and hear how the legal sex industry is perceived by locals. Along the way, stroll past the iconic red lights and adult attractions such as the Casa Rosso. Aside from the more mature displays, see other curiosities including a local brewery, Chinatown, the city’s narrowest street and the weigh building of Nieumarkt. Feel free to ask all the questions you like to satisfy your curiosity, and come away with a uniquely Dutch perspective on red-light lifestyles. Please be advised: Although there is no minimum age, due to the mature content, this tour may not be suitable for children.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P56
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private walking tour
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Beursplein, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands Wallstreet Bull in Beursplein
  • Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private walking tour
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Beursplein, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands Wallstreet Bull in Beursplein
  • Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Beursplein
    Beursplein, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wallstreet Bull in Beursplein
    See address & details
  • 1
    Red Light District
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Warmoesstraat Exploitatie
  • 2
    Condomerie
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Statuette Joost van den Vondel
    Hofje In Den Groenen Tuyn
    Zeedijk
  • 3
    Oude Kerk
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Nieuwmarkt
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Beursplein
    Warmoesstraat Exploitatie
    Zeedijk
  • You'll end at
    Waag
    Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands
    See address & details
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5.0
73 reviews
Excellent
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Sam
Cottonwood, AZ1 contribution
Seeing and being there
Walking with Sebastian was truly most excellent. Easy going and like being with a friend showing us his neighborhood. Also made some good foodie suggestions from ethnic to specific French fries!
Written August 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chuck D
Castro Valley, CA128 contributions
Highly Recommended Tour
Aug 2020
We didn't know what to expect in the Red Light district of Amsterdam, so we decided to take a tour with Laura. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. Not only did she give us a quick history lesson, but she conveyed real compassion and empathy for the girls working in the area. For any first timers to Amsterdam I highly recommend this tour. She has additional tours, which we will sign up for the on the next visit to town.
Written July 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trickyrick0
32 contributions
Must do
Jul 2020 • Couples
Our guide was great for the 2 of us. Very personable knew a ton of stuff about the city and the red light district
Written June 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nele Blancke
2 contributions
With Willem
Feb 2020 • Friends
We did a tour with Willem and we were fascinated the whole time by the
tales and stories we got, it was very fun. We had a really good time.
Thanks again, Willem!
Written February 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kim L
Fish Hoek, South Africa3 contributions
Well worth it.
Dec 2019 • Family
From meeting up with Sebastian we were fed lots of information about
Amsterdam. We learnt a lot more about the Amsterdam area and the
history thereof than we expected to. We enjoyed every moment of the 2
hour walking tour. You will not be disappointed after a tour with him.
Thank you Sebastian.
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sheila P
1 contribution
Could not recommend this more enthusiastically!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Ian was fabulous! It was like being shown around town by a friend who
knew all the cool stories and where to find the best food. And somehow
manage to remember all of the places we chatted about and sent us a
list at the end of the night so we have exciting places to check out
for the rest of our time in Amsterdam. A surprising and heartwarming
way to experience the red light district from a local perspective.
Plus, Chocolate! Would recommend whole heartedly to everyone.
Written November 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pikakiLondon
London, UK8 contributions
Highly recommended
Oct 2019
Anna Maria is insightful, interesting and caring. She was able to
adjust the tour to our interests and needs and converted the tour of
Amsterdam's tourist trap to a pleasant walk, filled with insights,
anecdotes and snippets of history. Highly recommended.
Written October 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anna S.
1 contribution
Informational, Personal, and Perfectly Paced
Oct 2019
Willem was extremely informative from start to finish. We didn't feel
rushed and felt he gave us an in depth tour of the Red Light District.
He incorporated churches, and 'coffee shops', and history into his
tour and made two American girls feel safe and informed throughout.
It was even fun to watch him greet his neighbors who were out and
about which showed a different side to that part of town I otherwise
wouldn't have seen. Never did I think of it as a neighborhood, with
many churches, if it weren't for this guided tour. Overall, highly
recommend Willem or a personal tour with a local in general. It was
nice to have such a personal tour so we could ask questions and move
quickly to cover more ground. You'll learn so much more this way and
leave with a different perspective on things. I know I did!
Written October 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy
1 contribution
Great tour
Oct 2019
Our tour with Giovanna was the highlight of a two week European trip.
She was so knowledgeable and supplied relevant interesting
information. I wish I had time for more tours with her!
Written October 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jamesjoyceg
Edmond29 contributions
Don't go before evening
Aug 2019
Four of us booked this tour, and had a very good guide. Our only complaint about him was that he talked so quietly that it was often difficult to hear him. Our tour was at 5 pm, and we found that many of the sights we had heard about (such as women standing in windows) did not begin until after dark. However, our guide gave us excellent info about the prostitution business, the women who are self-employed, plus a lot of interesting historical information on the area. It was a LOT of walking, viewing different streets, restaurants, shops, etc. Even though we didn't get to see the "red lights" after dark, we still felt we got our money's worth.
Written September 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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No show tour guide!
Booked through TripAdvisor. The guide was a no show! I received a reminder the day before with the guide contact in
Drew G
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Insightful, Fun and Interesting!
Thank you Anna! What a terrific tour of the Rijksmuseum by a very knowledgable tour guide Anna. She brought me thro
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Engaging guided tour of a great museum
This was the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum is justly considered one of the great museums if t
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Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and witty
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Anna. She knows her city and its idiosyncrasies very well and is open to tailor
casalamei84
casalamei84
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Great tour and even better tour guide!
Sebastian was great. He gave us a lot of facts about Amsterdam and the Netherlands, including historical events. My
241katharinab
241katharinab
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Interesting and funny
We had a nice 90min tour with Anna! It was a good mix of historical information, local and recent news and she was
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Fantastic private boat tour
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Fantastic tour guide
Anna was a fantastic tour guide. She is knowledgeable, flexible, and is open to questions that may not be on a stan
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Great tour guide
Carl was a fantastic tour guide. He is knowledgeable, flexible, and is open to questions that may not be on a stand
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Best privat boat tour!
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ToniiAl
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Amsterdam with Marten
We truly enjoyed our tour with Marten. His knowledge of World & Amsterdam History was fascinating. We really under
cheersAlberta
cheersAlberta
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Excellent tour with Local Anna
Anna was the perfect guide. We really enjoyed her company and she was super knowledgeable! She knew a lot of histor
edmondog153
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Very interesting tour!
Anna has been very rich of details, I booked this tour for two Russian guests and they were impressed and very happ
Bayli L
Bayli L
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The only way to see Amsterdam!
We have never been to Amsterdam before and it was our first stop in our trip to Europe. The second we stepped off t
uppsssala
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Amsterdammers are happy when it rains in the morning, then it will probably be nice in the evening
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