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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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  • Seems it has lot of Fame and almost impossible to not pass out there since it is in the Centre of amsterdam, the neighborhood is small, is public, anyone can go out there, it is very crowded at night but it's also quiet, despite the "offers" of sex also there is one other local sales of fast food, is very visited by curiosity.
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  • Such a landmark district of Amsterdam. No one can ever afford to miss this. We walked from Centraal to reach this place and the walk was good. Once we reached the district, we did feel a bit shy and w...  more »
  • I believe that due to its fame, this quartier is very crowded especially in the evening until late in the night.  more »