Guided tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

From $16.77 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.

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


  • Live tour guide
    • 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 tour of the Red Light District. Stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything that the area has to offer. Walk down some of the city’s narrowest streets. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective, and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the 1st coffee shop opened in Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, sex work, and political issues.
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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    Meeting point

    VVV Amsterdam Visitor Centre, Stationsplein 10. Your guide will be dressed in green so that he/she is more recognizable.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Intoxication
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 507 reviews

    Review summary

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    Our guide Carlos was great, he brought us to the best coffee shops in Amsterdam and managed perfectly the challenge of having people from different nationalities and with different levels of expertise on the matter. He accommodated all the requests and curiosities of each of us. Would recommend.

    July 12, 2020

    Rafa was very knowledgable and personable. He gave us exactly what we were expecting in the tour which was a history of the city, current Amsterdam policies, stops at coffee shops where he was knowledgable and made us feel comfortable and in general lots of information.

    February 18, 2020

    It was a really informative tour - Raphael knew his stuff. This gave so much more than just a tour about ganja and red light - there was so much history too.

    February 16, 2020

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    Product ID: 58879

    VA ID: 392493