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Join this 2-hour private tour and get to know the dark side of Amsterdam. Learn about the Dutch mafia, drugs trade, and human trafficking. See how the police try to fight this and get to know a side of Amsterdam not many people know about.
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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the criminal history of Amsterdam
  • Explore the Red Light District area and walk through the many narrow streets
  • Learn about the current crime situation of Amsterdam and the Netherlands
Full description
Start of this tour from Amsterdam central station where you will meet your private guide. From here, head to the China Town area where your guide will tell you about the Amsterdam heroine epidemic and Chinese mafia in the 1970s.

Next, walk to the Red Light District area where you will explore the many narrow streets and where you will learn about the human trafficking and prostitution of Amsterdam. Walk past the first coffees hop of Amsterdam and learn why marijuana got decriminalized and how there is still a lot of criminality and violence involved in the marijuana production.

You will also learn about the current situation of the Netherlands and why some people call the Netherlands a narcos state, how the Moroccan mafia in Amsterdam and Rotterdam is very powerful and control a big part of the international drug trade of Europe, as well as what the police does to fight the criminality and mafia organisations.
Includes
  • 2 hour walking tour with a private guide
  • Hotel pick-up on arrangement
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

In front of the central station of Amsterdam at the 'tram B' sign.

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