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Discover Amsterdam's infamous red light district on a 1.5-hour tour with a German city guide. Learn more about the work of prostitutes, the sex theaters with their quirky shows, as well as the history of the district.
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Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
German
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the famous Red Light District of Amsterdam in a small group with a witty, young German guide
  • Learn what is happening in the many sex clubs and laugh at one of the bizarre sex shows and theaters
  • Learn how the prostitutes earn their living and look behind the scenes of the Red Light District
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Discover Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District on a humorous 1.5-hour tour with a German guide. Learn how much on average a prostitute earns per night, how many customers they have per shift and which sexual acts pay the largest sums.

The 1.5-hour tour highlights all the positive as well as negative aspects of the Amsterdam Red Light District. From the National Monument on Dam Square go to Warmoestraat, one of the most famous Gay streets in Amsterdam. Pass the Condomerie, a condom store that specializes in all kinds of rubbers, then go further into the heart of the district to the Prostitution Information Center (PIC). Former prostitutes are dedicated to educational work at the information center and are trying to dispel prejudices about prostitution. Directly opposite lies the Old Church (Oude Kerk), the oldest church in Amsterdam and probably the only church in the world which is surrounded by prostitution. The special situation of the Old Church helped enforce its great wealth, because sinners of the night felt obliged to wash their contaminated souls clean through a generous donation or "sin tax". Around the square the church is surrounded by a row of windows flooded by red lights revealing attractive, scantily-clad women.

Discover more about the process of negotiations between customers and prostitutes, about their income and expenses, prices, room rental and taxes, but also about the women's security. Past Amsterdam's first commercial coffeeshop, the city tour leads to a peepshow from the 70's. The visit to the peepshow is a small highlight of the tour. The peepshow was once the most popular establishment of the entire district, today it is a nostalgic gem in a street of absurd sex shows.
Includes
  • Red Light District tour
  • German-speaking city guide
What’s Not Included
  • Peepshow (2 EUR)
  • Snack
  • Beverages
  • Tip

When you get there

Meeting point

At the foot of the national monument on the Dam Square (large white pillar, which is similar to an obelisk).Your tour guide will be wearing a red name tag around his neck and/or have a dark blue grey umbrella.

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Know before you go
• Please note that in summer it gets dark at around 10:00 PM
• On Fridays and Saturdays a lot of tourists visit the Red Light District. If you would like a quieter tour please take the tour on another day
• The tour will take place in any weather. Don't forget an umbrella for rainy days
• Distance traveled is approximately 1.8 kilometers at a comfortable pace during the city tour
• It is forbidden to take photos of the prostitutes
• Participants of the public tour 16 years old and older must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants can go on the public tour unaccompanied from 18 years of age. Participants younger than 16 can only participate in a private tour. The private tour can be adjusted depending on their age
• For a €22 surcharge a historical city tour can be booked
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Product ID: 66263