Guided tour

Amsterdam: Red Light District and Local Pub Tour

Activity provider: Trigger Tours

Amsterdam: Red Light District and Local Pub Tour

Activity provider: Trigger Tours

From US$ 27.20 per person

Discover the infamous Red Light District of Amsterdam with a knowledgeable guide. Explore the district's narrow streets and learn about the oldest pubs of the city and sex work industry of Amsterdam.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Spanish, English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a 2-hour walking tour with an expert guide
  • Walk through the narrowest street of Amsterdam
  • Discover the area’s secret spots and charms with a local guide
  • Learn about Amsterdam's the oldest pubs of the city and its prostitution industry
Full description

Discover infamous Red Light District of Amsterdam with a knowledgeable guide. Explore the district's narrow streets and learn about some of the oldest pubs of the city. Finish the tour with a rest at a traditional local pub.

Begin this tour in central Amsterdam. Get a comprehensive overview of the history of the city in either a shared, public, or small group. Start with a walk around the Old Town District and Amsterdam's Chinatown. Here your guide will tell you about the history of the city and tell you about some of the oldest pubs of the city.

Hear stories about famous pubs like t' Aepjen and t' mandje. You also get the opportunity to take a look inside. Continue to the center of the Red Light District where your guide will tell you everything about the sex work industry, peep shows, and the history of the Amsterdam Red Light District.

Here, you will find many curiosities, like the narrowest street of Amsterdam, famous coffee shops, an indoor prostitution street, and many "smartshops." Your guide will tell you what it's like to work as a prostitute in the Red Light District, liberal laws, and many interesting facts about sex work in Amsterdam.

Then, walk to Dam Square where the tour will end. On your way to this area you'll see some of the last sights of the tour, like the Condomerie, the Royal Palace, and the Dam Square. Finish the tour with a rest at a traditional local pub.

Includes
  • 2-hour private, shared, or small group walking tour (depending on option booked)
  • Local guide
  • Optional visit to a coffee shop and workshop
  • Food and drinks

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 147 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Had a group of 6 people and a young guide who spoke German very well - perfect! He was really knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions we had. There is one star less because we finished the tour after almost 1.5 hours and were shown coffee shops, but didn't visit them. I was hoping for more in that regard.

April 6, 2022

Great tour through the red light district. As I was the only one booked the tour I even got a private tour. Stan showed me the most important spots and told the whole background and history of prostitution and coffee shops in Amsterdam. We even stopped briefly at a coffee shop and he explained everything to me in detail how it works. Stan is a great tour guide and I would definitively book a tour again the next time I am in Amsterdam.

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October 16, 2020

Meeting point was at the train station, then we continued towards the Rotlichviertel. We learned some general information about Amsterdam, then we dived into the red light and learned a lot of interesting things about it. We also entered a table dance and were able to take a look. We also learned something about the coffee shop and what to look out for. All in all a great informative tour. We recommend! Very personable guide !!!!!

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February 15, 2020

Product ID: 198622