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Offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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This tour has been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Telegraph, Fox News, Yahoo, the Huffington Post, BBC, & The Culture Trip. Join this super interesting & fun walking tour and explore Amsterdam's Red Light District with all its mysteries in the comfort of a local guide. Learn everything about the Dutch culture, Amsterdam and the world famous "De Wallen" area (as the Dutch call it).

A local expert explains the legal prostitution, legal drugs, history, architecture, laws of the Red Light District. Enjoy a fun, interesting and exciting tour, which has been listed by Fox News and Yahoo as 1 of the 8 wackiest tours around the world!
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You'll start at
Dam Square
Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, NetherlandsThe meeting point is on Dam Square, two meters in front of the tall white National Monument. You can recognise the guide by his black umbrella with our red light logo on it and his black cap with the same logo.
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    Dam Square
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Red Light District
    Stop: 75 minutes -
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  • 3
    Nieuwmarkt
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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You'll end at
Oudekerksplein
Oudekerksplein, 1012 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Highlights
  • In-depth tour of Amsterdam's Red Light District  
  • Stops include the Museum of Prostitution and the Hangover Information Center
  • Visit off-the-beaten-path sights not visited on other tours
  • Tour most suitable for adults. Under 14 years will not be admitted
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group of fellow adventurers in central Amsterdam's Dam Square. After a short orientation, set off on foot through the famous Red Light District for a thorough understanding of the Dutch people's more liberal, yet regulated, approach to sex work. Along the walk, you'll learn the history of the neighborhood and stop by highlights that many tours miss, avoiding some of the awkwardness of exploring the area on your own. Take in the neighborhood's vibe as you pass the legendary nightlife hot spots and red-lit windows with services on offer. Your guide will talk at length about the origins, history, and modern-day iterations of the district and what it means to Amsterdam's culture as a whole. Highlights include the Hangover Information Center, the Museum of Prostitution, and the world's first condom shop. After your tour, you can get pointers on where to explore further on your own from your guide.
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Departure Point
Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Oudekerksplein, 1012 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We've been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Telegraph, Fox News, Yahoo & the Huffington Post! Explore Amsterdam's most fascinating area during a Red Light District Tour with a licensed local guide. Learn everything about legal prostitution, the liberal Dutch culture, 'coffeeshops', Amsterdam's history and the famous 'Wallen' area. Super interesting and much fun!
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • A moderate amount of walking is involve; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Loved this tour! We left just after sunset (for winter at least, 5pm) just as the Red Light District was lighting up and getting into motion. Not only did we see some interesting areas but we also learned about the liberal culture in Amsterdam and how it has significantly
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Martin was excellent from the first moment we met him. He clearly was knowledgeable and passionate about Amsterdam and educating us. We learned so much and gained much appreciation for Amsterdam’s liberal position and supportive values for sexuality and individualism. A must for
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Early evening in winter was dark enough to see the start of the evening's night life and trade from the red light adorned windows and the sex clubs and live shows. The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was both fun and informative.
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This was a really interesting tour, really takes the fuss out of finding the Red Light District and the interesting parts yourself. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and funny and seemed really passionate about how forward thinking Amsterdam is. Perfect amount of time, just
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This was a great tour. Mark was a superb guide. He was knowledgeable and has superb communicative skills. He not only showed us everything there was to see but had a wealth of anectodes and stories to keep us entertained. We learned so much and saw so much. This was a
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By: Amsterdam Red Light District Tours
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ellajenke
20
Entertaining and so informative!
Loved this tour! We left just after sunset (for winter at least, 5pm) just as the Red Light District was lighting
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aprilcG2794QD
23
Great experience and understanding of Amsterdam
Martin was excellent from the first moment we met him. He clearly was knowledgeable and passionate about Amsterdam
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Craig_Tapper
Sydney, Australia
570139
A combination of local history and information non the sex industry in Amsterdam
Early evening in winter was dark enough to see the start of the evening's night life and trade from the red light
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luciamC7322WE
32
Super interesting and engaging!
This was a really interesting tour, really takes the fuss out of finding the Red Light District and the
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markwsx
Portland, Oregon
257
Great red light tour
This was a great tour. Mark was a superb guide. He was knowledgeable and has superb communicative skills. He not
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722jannika
Herndon, Virginia
325
We learned so much
We had the most interesting walking tour. We learned about many different topics. Netherlands history, about
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Trucktrip
Bristol, United Kingdom
51
Excellent tour with local guide, Martijn
We decided to book this tour for 4 adults whilst on our weekend break by Eurostar to the city. As the Red Light
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SDennard
Manchester, United Kingdom
2644
Fantastic walking tour and guide!
This was an excellent tour and an absolute MUST if your are planning on seeing the Red Light District! Our tour
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O7890LLjordanr
11
Red Light - offbeat walking tour
I’ve forgotten the name of our guide, I think it was Martin or Marvin... but he was excellent with knowledge he
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Oneofakind8
11
Amazing trip
Our guide Martijn was very knowledgable and friendly. The trip was very informative and he was very open and could
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Dnavins
Ardsley
6031
Interesting and Fun
This was actually a family favorite. Stefano was our guide and he was smart, entertaining and well informed. It's
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sheila0197
Rensselaer, Indiana
2410
One of the best!
I did several tours in Amsterdam and this was one of my favorites. Arthur was an amazing guide! He made it so much
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562do
10
Not so great
Guide was very nice, but the tour wasn't so informative. Maybe it's a nice option for people who visit Amsterdam
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Borntravelersx2
10
Great tour
We loved the Red Light District Walking tour. Our tour guide Martijn was extremely informative but he was
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nsantana1092
Brooklyn, New York
62
Amazing experience!
My sister and I absolutely loved the tour. We had Martin as our guide and he knew so much about the area. You can
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