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  4. Amsterdam Red Light District

Red Light District 1.5-Hour Discovery Tour & Tasting

Product ID: 54013
Discover Amsterdam’s Red Light District on a 1.5-hour walking tour with a professional guide. Learn about the history and prostitution of this ancient part of the city, or combine it with a Nightlife Ticket to discover Amsterdam’s nightlife afterwards.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the Red Light District and its secrets with a professional guide
  • Hear how sex workers operate in the district
  • Admire the district's centuries-old churches and medieval architecture
Full description
On a 1.5-hour walking tour of the Red Light District you’ll learn from your professional guide about the history of the area and how sex workers operate in the district.

The tour starts out from Dam Square, just a 5-minute walk from the Red Light District. The tour kicks off with a small tasting of Dutch delicacies before you hit the road and head for the Red Light District.

See the Prostitution Information Center, Bananabar, and other peepshows and secret places, while walking through this medieval part of Amsterdam. Admire its impressive old churches, centuries-old buildings, and canals.

At the end of the tour you’ll head to one of the neighborhood’s hidden narrow streets, where special beers are brewed.

Do you want to discover Amsterdam’s nightlife after the tour? Combine the non-private Red Light District Tour (offered daily in English) with the Amsterdam Nightlife ticket which includes 2 days unlimited access to 15+ clubs, free drinks and welcome shots! 
  • Professional guide
  • One free drink at the start of the tour (until March 31, 2020)
  • Chocolate tasting (after April 1)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees not listed as included

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Important information
Know before you go
• Taking photos of sex workers is prohibited
• You will not enter any museums or other specific sites, as this would lengthen the tour and disrupt the flow of information
• This tour is ideal for anyone over 18 years of age
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 107 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Book this tour it is amazing and so informative. Vincente was funny, and such a great story teller. We have walked the district before but now we look at it with completeley different eyes. Its a must. 360 is a super company and aldo had a little local drink before we left.

May 17, 2019

Not for Prudes

As the title suggests, this is not a tour you'd want to go on, if you're a little prudish. As you hear about the history of prostitution and the red light district, you will go past numerous windows with red lights (and blue lights) on with prostitutes tapping the window panes to grab your attention (unless the curtains are closed). Also, you may find the short peep show experience near the end of the tour (at an additional cost of €2) a little bizarre, as you go into your own small cubical to view individuals or couples carry out activities one would not normally see others carry out on a rotating platform, live, and at such close quarters. Instead of watching what's on show, you may find yourself trying hard to avoid eye contact between you and the performers and the other tourists looking out of their cubicals next to and opposite to yours.

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September 16, 2018

Great tour, lovely guide.

November 30, 2018

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Product ID: 54013