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Red Light Secrets Museum of Prostitution & 1 hour Canal Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Visit the Red Light Secrets Museum and learn more about the lives of prostitutes
  • Learn about the world's oldest profession at the Prostitution Museum "Red Lights Secrets"
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on the narrow canals of Amsterdam's Canal Belt on board an open top boat
  • Admire beautiful churches, buildings, the iconic Skinny Bridge and many more highlights on the cruise
  • Sail through the unique UNESCO World Heritage canal district and admire the city views
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Red Light Secrets Museum: The tour takes approximately 40 minutes Canal Cruise:1 hour

    Start time

    Red Light Secrets Museum opening hours:11am to midnight Canal Cruise:
    Summer timings: Boats depart between 9am and 5pm every 30 minutes
    Winter timings: Boats depart between 9:30am and 6pm every 30 minutes

    Meeting Point

    Exchange the confirmation voucher for the tickets at Lindbergh office at Damrak 26
    Red Light Secrets Museum:
    The museum is located at Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60H, Amsterdam
    The museum is 5 minutes walking distance from the Amsterdam Central Station
    Take any tram on the East Side of the tram station and get off at the first stop. It is a few minutes’ walk from there. Canal Cruise:
    Reach Prins Hendrikkade 25, next to Central Station, 1012 TM Amsterdam, 30 minutes prior to the start of the cruise

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Take a peek inside the forbidden world of prostitution with this entrance ticket to the Red Light Secrets Museum of Prostitution. Visit this intriguing attraction in the famous Red Light district of Amsterdam and step into a mysterious world of intrigue and sinful entertainment. Learn about the secrets of the red Light district and know all there is to know about prostitution in Amsterdam. There will be photo opportunities aplenty as you tour the 17th century monumental canal house and get to know about the oldest profession in the world!

    No sightseeing trip in Amsterdam is complete without a scenic canal cruise on leisurely waters. The Dutch capital is practically surrounded by water and the best way to enjoy the charms of Amsterdam, is from the ample waterways of the city. Enjoy a one hour canal cruise and sail by the elegant merchants’ houses dating from the Golden Age, the fabulous gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and many more highlights. Learn more about the places that you see as you listen to entertaining on-board commentary in several different languages. See all that Amsterdam has to offer from a great vantage point and soak in the aesthetic beauty of the impressive architecture that you see on both shores.


    Red Light Secrets Museum of Prostitution :

    Choose a convenient time and visit the Red Light Secrets Museum of Prostitution. Right in the middle of the old centre of Amsterdam, the Red Light district, lies the museum showcasing the oldest profession in the world, prostitution. A visit to the Red Light Secrets museum is for those who want to learn more about how the area works without actually visiting a prostitute. Experience how it feels to ‘sit in the window’. Making pictures of you and your friends is part of the entertainment. Use this opportunity to learn more about the inner world of sex workers and listen to the women as they talk about their lives. A short film will open your eyes to the fact that the red light district is so much more than a neighbourhood of paid sex. 1-hour canal cruise:

    Choose a time slot convenient for you and reach Prins Hendrikkade 25, 30 minutes prior to the start of the one hour cruise. Enjoy a boat cruise through the unique UNESCO World Heritage canal district. Sail past elegant merchants’ houses dating back to the Golden Age, the fabulous gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and many more highlights. Feast your eyes on the iconic architecture of Amsterdam as you sail past townhouses and storehouses with impressive Dutch renaissance façades.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Entrance ticket to Red Light secrets Museum
    • A short film at the museum
    • A quiz at the museum
    • 1-hour canal cruise


    • Meals
    • Transfer for canal cruise and museum
    • Guide
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm departure details.
    Please be at the start point 30 minutes prior to departure at Prins Henrikkade and check in at our office and reserve a timeslot and your seats.
    Cruises operate even in rain. There is a small roof on the boat, and umbrellas are provided in the event of rain.
    Exchange your voucher for tickets at Lindbergh office Damrak 26.
    The Canal Cruise is an open ticket.
    Last admission to the Red Light Secrets Museum is one hour before closing time.
    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.