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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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  • if you travel to Amsterdam then you have to come here, we went at around 11.00 in the morning as we heard it can be a dangerous place to venture in the evening, a few girls were in the shop windows ( ...  more »
  • A site for not leave of go, have another vision of them sites of streper, houses of sex and see as the women exposed their bodies by win money, is learn to open more the mind before this; has bars and many sites of food, not you can go to Amsterdam without go to know the neighborhood Red
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  • With a totally open and different culture, the red light district shows the peculiarity of prostitution in Amsterdam. I did the Tour with Sandeman. Highly recommended.
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