Red Light District, Amsterdam

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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Amsterdam holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Red Light District and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This visit was different because due to the covid restrictions, it wasn't as lively and vibrant an area as it usually is. Some. Places stl open but definitely not the tourist heavy place it usually...  more »
  • The red light district is well worth a visit at night. Many bars an restaurants ,great to walk around....  more »
  • This is an eclectic place - you get prostitutes, sex shops, the smell of weed and church bells ringing all in one. It's very interesting place, one should definately see it : )  more »

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