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Top sights in Amsterdam
De Wallen – Amsterdam's main red light district – isn't as dangerous as you might think, partly because its historic quarter offers so much more than the scarlet-hued vice it's renowned for. Nevertheless, here are a few measures you can take to stay safe.
The women in the windows aren't mannequins. They're people at work. Failure to show respect may see you forcibly removed from the area!
De Wallen might be one of the world's safest red light districts but it's still a crowded hub of tourists! Keep a tight watch on any valuables you can't leave at the hotel.
The Red Light District is one of the best places in town to see at night, but be wary of drunk tourists as well as pickpockets. Avoid the back alleys if exploring alone!
Most of De Wallen's problems are caused by immature tourists who think Amsterdam's liberal attitudes are an excuse to get as drunk as possible. Don't get carried away!
Far less can go wrong in a group led by someone who knows the area. As a bonus, you'll gain some serious insight into the Red Light District's 14th-century buildings!
Amsterdam's Red Light District is, perhaps ironically, situated around the Oude Kerk (Old Church) in the center of the city. It's a short walk south from Amsterdam Central Station.
This is a difficult question to answer because the red light district is incredibly active at all times of day. Your best bet may be to see it warts and all in the afternoon and then return to see it lit up at night!
- When should I visit?
- The Red Light District is always open.
- Is it expensive?
- Free to look at from the outside.
- Will I need a guide?
- For safety's sake, and to learn more about the area and architecture, consider booking a walking tour of the district.
- How to get there
- This attraction is within walking distance from most hotels in city center, as well as from Central Station.
- Additional information
- **Stay alert and in control of yourself.*