Guided tour

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour

From US$ 37.83 per person

Discover Amsterdam’s Red Light District with a professional guide. See the famous coffee shops, erotic theaters, and narrow streets. Learn about the history of sex work in the Netherlands.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • On Fridays and Saturdays the Red Light District can get very crowded
  • Due to city regulations, this tour will not pass by any brothel windows
  • Explore the Red Light District with a professional guide
  • Learn about the history of this famous neighborhood
  • Walk past the popular Dutch coffee shops
Full description

Discover the secrets of Amsterdam's Red Light District on this guided walking tour. Learn about the women working in the district, the Dutch coffee shops, and the history of Amsterdam's oldest neighborhood. See the Old Church, Amsterdam's oldest building, and learn about the famed 'Dutch tolerance'. Be surprised by the open-mindedness displayed in the Red Light District, and wander around the city's narrowest alleys. Explore everything the Red Light District has to offer, from the famous 'Condomerie' shop to the Prostitution Information Center. Along the way, walk past sex and coffee shops while your tour guide explains everything about them.

Be surprised as you witness how the neighborhood is an important part of Amsterdam and crucial to the city's history and development. See how the Red Light District continues to shock, yet charm to this day.

  • Access to Dam Square
  • Access to Condomerie
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 16 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of the Voyagers Hotel and Coffeeshop.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 3071 reviews

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    The tour guide Michael was informative and fun but what impressed me was his respect for the workers in the area. He told a lot of stories of actual workers and why they chose this line of work. I am glad we took the tour rather than just walking around the Red Light District on our own. I came away with a real understanding of the history and current workings of the area.

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    September 26, 2022

    My trip was rescheduled to the 6:00 PM your which worked out better for me. Our guid Aaron was a fantastic person, informative, respectful, cares about the people in the group, and overall was a delight. The tour itself is fun and gives information on the history of Amsterdam which was fun to learn.

    September 17, 2022

    Had a fun and educational tour. Received a message in advance that the tour would be moved to another time due to illness of the guide, but then I would be unable to attend. In the end it was arranged and we had a great tour with Michel. He knows a lot and also gives a personal touch to the tour.

    August 22, 2022

    Product ID: 392454

    VA ID: 392454