Guided tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

From US$ 24.80 per person

Learn more about Amsterdam’s liberal attitudes towards drugs and sex work on a tour of the Red Light District. Learn about the city's coffee shop culture and sex work industry.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Dutch, Spanish
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication
Highlights
  • Walk through the narrowest street of Amsterdam
  • Explore the area’s secret spots and charms with a local guide
  • Learn about Amsterdam's coffee shop culture
  • Discover the history of the city's sex industry
Full description

Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a walking tour of the Red Light District. Stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything the area has to offer.

Stroll down some of the city’s narrowest alleys, nestled between calm canals and bustling larger streets. See the infamous red-lit windows of the district, where prostitutes wait for their next customers. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the first coffee shop opened in Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, sex work, and political issues from your local guide.

Includes
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of the main entrance of the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 1017 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
    • Organization
      4.3/5

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    Eric was our tour guide and he made the experience a 10/10. He was funny, informative and gave us a great introduction to Amsterdam. I would recommend you do this on your first day - it gave us a great insight on the best places to visit, smoking culture and what’s best to smoke, as well as the history of the red light district. I came away from the tour more knowledgable and happy. If it weren’t for our amazing tour guide, we wouldn’t have had this experience, make sure to tip!

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    May 23, 2022

    The tour guide (Anni) was absolutely amazing, funny and was very informative. The tour itself is amazing - I would recommend an evening tour instead as we didn’t see many of women in the windows. There is an option to have a peep show as well and to try coffee with something extra.

    May 13, 2022

    Our initially planned tour never ran as the guide failed to show up. Despite this, I rank this 5 stars specifically due to our second guide Erik who got in touch shortly after offering us an alternative time wih him the next evening. We had such a great time with him and the group, despite pouring rain. I would recommend an evening tour with Erik to everyone!

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    April 13, 2022

    Product ID: 392493

    VA ID: 392493