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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. 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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  • This is a must see while in Amsterdam. All the pretty ladies in the windows. There are so many museums in the red light district. We went to 12 in one day. The food is great. From sit down gourmet mea...  more »
  • It's a very interesting street. When you go from one street to be seen around reception staff very. But it's just really a street which must be visited. The rest I think is bad. Thank you
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  • An experience to visit the red light district and check that everything is such as seen on TV Atencion programs, there are pickpockets present, it is necessary to pay a lot of attention to possessions!
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