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Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

From US$ 76.43 per person

Discover the famous Red Light District and coffee shop culture of Amsterdam on a private walking tour. Get a unique perspective on Amsterdam’s notorious side, where cannabis and sex work is legal.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Dutch, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
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  • Learn about Amsterdam's tolerance to drugs and sex work
  • Explore the narrow streets of the Red Light District
  • See the famous windows of the sex workers
  • Hear about Amsterdam's first coffee shop
  • Get insider tips from a local guide
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Explore the notorious Red Light District of Amsterdam with a private guide. Learn about Amsterdam's liberal views about drugs and sex work in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets to see the sex workers’ windows, legal drug vendors, and live sex shows. Hear stories of how sex work works in the city. Learn about Amsterdam’s famous coffee shops where cannabis is sold, and discover what is legal and what is not. Your guide will explain what a coffee shop is, tell you what products are made from hemp, and much more. Along the way, discover the Condomerie condom store, see shops selling hardcore leather and sex goods, hear about the xxx-rated video cabins, and go to the Prostitution Information Center. Visit Amsterdam’s first coffee shop and see the historic defense tower of the Schreierstoren (Tower of Tears).
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    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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      Meeting point

      • Meet the guide in front of the main entrance of the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, located at the Damrak 1-5, 1012LG, Amsterdam

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      What to bring

      • Cash
      • Passport or ID card
      • Comfortable shoes

      Not allowed

      • Luggage or large bags
      • Pets
      • Intoxication
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      4.7 /5

      based on 173 reviews

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      A great experience with a great guide!

      Tony was a delightful, well-informed guide. We really enjoyed his company on this interesting tour. He handled the subject matter with sensitivity and we did not feel at all awkward or embarrassed, but extremely safe with him. He is a young man who will go far in his chosen profession as tour guide.

      June 24, 2018

      The guide was great and very knowledgable, worth every penny .

      Love this tour due to the fact that Tony our guide made us feel like one of the locals and not a tourist, just in how he spoke to us and i really felt at ease when he was talking about the red light district and the coffee shops especially with been with my brother.! Tony said this tour is about what we want to see and the pace we want to go at and you can ask as many questions you would like to with been a small privet group. .Even sat down and had a couple of glasses of wine .Definitely worth while to do this privet tour .

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      April 12, 2016

      The best tour we have ever taken!!!!

      Tony was energetic, enthusiastic, and so funny! He was so friendly and his easy-going nature immediately put you at ease and made you feel comfortable! Because this was a private tour it was such a good experience, so different than the group tours. This tour is a MUST if you are in Amsterdam.

      April 2, 2016

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      VA ID: 392468