Guided tour

Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffee Shop Tour

Activity provider: Trigger Tours

Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffee Shop Tour

Activity provider: Trigger Tours

From US$ 29.50 per person

Learn more about Amsterdam’s famously liberal attitudes to drugs and prostitution on a tour of the Red Light District. Discover a coffee shop, and take a stroll down the city’s narrowest street.

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


  • Learn more about Amsterdam's liberal attitudes to sex, drugs, and prostitution
  • Visit a coffee shop
  • Explore the Red Light District through the eyes of a local
  • See some of the narrowest streets in Amsterdam
Full description

Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a tour of the Red Light District. Learn about the district from a local perspective, and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the first coffee shop in Amsterdam.

Following pickup from your hotel or meeting point near Central Station, stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything that the area has to offer. Explore the small shops and restaurants of Chinatown, and walk down some of the city’s narrowest streets.

Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, prostitution, political issues, and history. Then, enter a coffee shop to enjoy a relaxing break and smoke a joint (only if you want to).

  • Hotel pickup (on arrangement)
  • Visit to a coffee shop
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 18 years

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    Important information

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    • The minimum age for this activity is 18 years old if you wish to visit a coffee shop
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    based on 1180 reviews

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    This trip was really worth it. Our city guide gave great and very interesting explanations, absolutely not boring. Since we were only 5 people, it was of course much better. At the beginning, the history of Amsterdam was explained to us in more detail and how this city is actually structured. Then we went to the red light district, which is of course impressive in itself. Finally, we stopped in front of a coffee shop (the first in Amsterdam) and our companion explained everything to us, after which we went in on our own. All in all very successful.

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    December 20, 2022

    Guide Maurice was very interesting. Pointed out facts of this fascinating city. Stopped at a sex toy shop and coffee shop where you could buy anything. Told us about legitimate coffee shops, how not to get ripped off. Explained how this all came to be. Explained and walked the different streets of the different groups of prostitutes. Felt very safe with him, not knowing how it all worked. Great intro if you’re not sure.

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    December 17, 2022

    The red light district and coffee tour was a very interesting tour to say the least! Craig our guide did a great job of explaining the life of the prostitutes and marijuana culture. He was extremely personable as well! If you have the good fortune of getting Craig you will not be disappointed!

    December 4, 2022

    Product ID: 61781