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Red Light District, Amsterdam

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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2.9/5 based on 14,000+ reviews on the web
For a view into another world, explore the infamous Red Light District, named for its bright red brothel lights. Though these districts are known around the world for hosting (in this case, legal) prostitution, sex theaters, and sex shops, this particular area has become an incredibly popular tourist destination. Explore the city's De Wallen neighborhood, which is home to its oldest and largest red-light district. De Wallen has been a popular place for prostitution since the 13th century, when the Damrak became a harbor. Walk along the canal in the evening, take in the novel sights and signs, and notice the typical 14th-century Dutch architecture in this historical district. There can be sites in this area that are not appropriate for children. A visit to Red Light District represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Amsterdam trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • My wife and I visited this area when on a bus tour of Europe. We thought we were going to see an upmarket kind of place but nothing could be further from the truth. The area is dark - very dark - and ...  read more »
  • Many people visiting at night the district... It is good to do so with Guide to explain the back of camera...
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  • Despite being famous, this place has nothing special. Every great Center has your neighborhood of prostitution. This is nothing more than an attraction eh without any devaproveitamento. I don't advise it.
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