Red Light District, Amsterdam

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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  • Once in a lifetime to see a piece of history here you will find various curiosities from the Museum of sex until shows hot coffe shop historians
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  • I saw him run and during a historical excursion which included very interesting parts, but not in depth because it had several adolescents. It makes you see prostitution differently. But the truth is that some face of mother or father with different opinion was. Certainly I do not believe that any Spanish city is ready to have something like this. I recommend it, I will return and will make the specific tour.
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  • A very cool and relaxed place to spend time. A diverse range of cafes, pub, and clubs. There really is something for everyone here. Maybe with the exception of children. We found the Oriental Palace C...  more »
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