Red Light District in Amsterdam

Planning a trip to Amsterdam? There are several things to do in this amazing city to make your vacation a memorable one. Amsterdam’s Red Light District is certainly one of those things! The Red Light District in Amsterdam is a one-of-a-kind attraction and a must-see when you’re in the Dutch capital city! Here is our guide to the oldest and liveliest part of Amsterdam…

The red light district is Amsterdam’s tourism highlight. It is a major tourist attraction during the day as well as at night and it’s perfectly safe to walk around there. Of course, you should know that it only truly comes alive after dark! A night tour of this famous area is a great alternative to an Amsterdam night out, after all – bars and clubs you can find in any city, but something like the Red Light District in Amsterdam is absolutely unique.

Exploring the Red Light District in Amsterdam

This part of the city, also called the Wallen, or the Rosse Buurt, is a superb place to visit in the evenings. Once the night falls down in the city, the neon and red lights create a very special atmosphere and the streets quickly get crowded. It is a safe area to stroll around and explore. The women prostitutes work for themselves, renting windows to attract the customers. Many people come just to look, or to window shop, so to speak. Be careful with your cameras though, the women may grab them off you if they see you taking photos… not to take pictures is one of the district’s unwritten rules!

Although it is safe, this area may feel a bit intimidating for a tourist. The best way to experience it is to join one of the many red light district tours available. Your local tour guide will look after you, bring you to places that you will never find on your own, and give you an in-depth look at the lives of the working girls and the history of the Red Light District. It certainly is an Amsterdam attraction you do not want to miss out on!

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