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Red Light District Tours - Amsterdam

A trip to Amsterdam is incomplete without taking the Red Light District Tour. Uncover hidden secrets and get a good scoop of entertainment with our knowledgeable guide at the Red Zone Amsterdam. Get a chance to see the lively nightlife of Amsterdam up close while learning about fascinating stories with the famed Red Lights Secret Tour. We bet it will be nothing like you have seen before. So, what are you waiting for? Hit the book button and let’s get going.
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Our tips for Red Light District

  • No pictures. It is forbidden to take pictures of women behind their windows here, so take note. You can even find signs on the windows saying the same. So, make sure that your cameras stay inside your bags at all times.
  • Stay safe. Watch out for pickpocketers in this area as it can be pretty crowded during the night.
  • Go in a group. It is best to go in a group in this area especially if it is your first time here.
  • Beware of drug dealers. Do not engage in chatting or buying things from dealers. You never know they may be selling drugs or other illegal items.
  • Jazz it up. Make sure to explore eclectic cafés and jazz clubs here. You may never know what gems you may find.

Good to know

Located in the city’s oldest area, the Red Lights District is surrounded by gorgeous canals and bars. Known as De Wallen in Dutch, it offers a glimpse into the prostitution business in the city and the lives of over 300 women who work here. The place comes to life after 10 pm and you can explore a variety of coffee shops, strip clubs, and sex theatres in this area. The red light district area is called ‘Rosse Burt’ in case you want to ask locals around.

Take some time to appreciate the Dutch architecture, eclectic Jazz clubs, cobbled streets, old-world charm, and illuminating canals when you are strolling through the busy streets. You can also visit an old church known as the Saint Nicholas Church built atop a 17th-century house.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: When do I visit the Red Lights District Amsterdam?

    The best time to visit Red Lights District Amsterdam is during the night. The place is less vibrant and attractive during the day. After 10 pm is when the maximum action takes place here. The lights illuminating the canals are also a sight to behold. We recommend booking your tour during the late evening hours.

  • Q: How do I get there?

    The red lights district is located in the oldest area of the city which is easily accessible by train, cab or bus. If you are traveling by train, you can take one to alight at the Amsterdam Centraal station. Just next to Damrak or the main street, lies the red district. You can also travel via trams numbers 2, 12, 13, 17, and 26 to reach the tramstop Centraal Station.

  • Q: What are the main attractions close to the Red Light district?

    You can visit major Netherlands attractions during your trip to the red light district. The attractions that lie in the close vicinity include Amsterdam Museum, Body Worlds, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam Dungeon, and Rembrandt House.

  • Q: What are the popular museums to visit in the Red Light district area?

    You can visit the Hash, Marihuana and Hemp museum located within the red light district area.

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