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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 thereThis 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.*
What people are saying about Amsterdam Red Light District
We were lucky to have Karl as our guide, he gave us a great tour through one of Amsterdams most interesting scenes. He was very funny and kept us all entertained. Would absolutely recomend all visting Amsterdam do this tour.
Manouk is an excellent tour guide with passion for everything in this area, especially the People who live there.
Among the tour packages I purchased, I would say this is the best tour I had. I only know the place while walking the street, and probably but that's about it. This tour was a fresh take of history, culture and its take on modern society about the area. This tour should be taken by everyone and not limited to drinking and what they see on the windows. Manouk (tour guide) was simply outstanding because she is very knowledgeable, very accommodating, and she really toured you around the area (not only the red-light street). She managed to set my expectations at the same time make me feel that there is more to this place than meets the eye. The tour started by going to this high-end toy store and gave me a glimpse of all the things people use and see, and the owner was very nice and warm to share his knowledge. We ended by me going to the show and it was really entertaining. Would have been nice to have drinks, but watching it was great to culminate the end of the tour.
Our guide, Tony, was very friendly. The information he gave us and the places he took us we couldn't never explore without him. It was a great experience with a great man
Fun addition to a night in the red light district. Interesting and fun to sit in the window. Good photo opportunity!