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Red Light District

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 6 41853288
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This area in the oldest part of Amsterdam is known for the red neon windows...

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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We went bit during day and night. Such a difference! Nice to walk around during day but don't see the true red Lights until night. Night time was so crowded but worth it to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went bit during day and night. Such a difference! Nice to walk around during day but don't see the true red Lights until night. Night time was so crowded but worth it to see the red light experience! Do not use your camera!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even if you have a girlfriend or wife you should check this place out of course at night. It has its very unique atmosphere.

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Thank Momo S
Chennai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Girls behind the Window Glass Pane ! Adult Shows, Erotic museum etc. Good fun & window shopping for fellow travelers and adventure for many enthusiasts !

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ocala, fl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you go to Amsterdam, you just have to go here, there is all sorts of things to get into!! If you can imagine the sin, you can find it here!! Just know, it is pretty much packed at all hours, but after the sun goes down, don't expect to move quickly!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Im not one who agrees necessarily with women selling their bodies, but it is an absolutely essential part of visiting Amsterdam, you must witness it to believe it! As a woman, it was surreal to see women standing in boxes in windows wearing nothing, knocking at me to come in!!!! However it is a trade in this country and i... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every time we visit Amsterdam,this is the main area we socialise. It's a wonderful area to visit. Plenty of bars, pubs ,coffeeshops and food places. To see girls being able to earn a living the way they choose is fantastic. Well policed and never any trouble it's a lively atmospheric area well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a visit went in the day and at night very busy place as you can imagine. Had a great afternoon in a pub the old sailor. No problems patrolled by police who were friendly also had a meal in area at a place called American bbq.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wandered round here for a night and was cool. Bit creepy to be honest lol but was interesting to see a different way of life. Lots of great food places near here. Pizza slices and waffles galore! Definitely worth at least one walk around 😊

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, sex shops, food and Hookers.... I'm sure you heard about all of this already... All amusing but it's over rated, the girls are not sexy at all, you might find a diamond in the ruff but even then, helloooooooo they are sleeping with numerous guys all day.... YUCK :) Overall it's a cool place to drink and have good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went for a walk on night and found myself in the red light district. Not only did I feel safe, but just looking at the photos, people watching, shops and nightlife were amazing. I have never seen a place that reveres the human condition as this place shows it.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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