Red Light District, Amsterdam

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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Amsterdam holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Red Light District and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • we went to Amsterdam for four days. one night we went for a look.bars charge more in the area,most eight euros a pint. it is a tourist attraction, just as many ladies go as men.  more »
  • Good weekend, lots going on. Do not wear fancy dress as they won't let you in a lot of the clubs and bars, they do not like fancy dress. Very friendly in bars and restaurants. Prices are reasonable...  more »

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