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Offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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This tour has been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Telegraph, Fox News, Yahoo, the Huffington Post, BBC, & The Culture Trip. Join this super interesting & fun walking tour and explore Amsterdam's Red Light District with all its mysteries in the comfort of a local guide. Learn everything about the Dutch culture, Amsterdam and the world famous "De Wallen" area (as the Dutch call it).

A local expert explains the legal prostitution, legal drugs, history, architecture, laws of the Red Light District. Enjoy a fun, interesting and exciting tour, which has been listed by Fox News and Yahoo as 1 of the 8 wackiest tours around the world!
  • In-depth tour of Amsterdam's Red Light District  
  • Stops include the Museum of Prostitution and the Hangover Information Center
  • Visit off-the-beaten-path sights not visited on other tours
  • Tour most suitable for adults. Under 14 years will not be admitted
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group of fellow adventurers in central Amsterdam's Dam Square. After a short orientation, set off on foot through the famous Red Light District for a thorough understanding of the Dutch people's more liberal, yet regulated, approach to many acts and substances criminalized in other countries, such as sex work and cannabis. Along the walk, you'll learn the history of the neighborhood and stop by highlights that many tours miss, avoiding some of the awkwardness of exploring the area on your own. Take in the neighborhood's vibe as you pass the legendary coffee shops, nightlife hot spots, and red-lit windows with services on offer. Your guide will talk at length about the origins, history, and modern-day iterations of the district and what it means to Amsterdam's culture as a whole. Highlights include the Hangover Information Center, the Museum of Prostitution, the world's first condom shop, and some of the city's most popular coffee shops. After your tour, you can get pointers on where to explore further on your own from your guide.
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Departure Point
Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
1h 30m
Return Details
Oudekerksplein, 1012 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We've been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Telegraph, Fox News, Yahoo & the Huffington Post! Explore Amsterdam's underbelly during a Red Light District Tour with a local expert. Our knowledgeable local Dutch guides will show you the things that makes this a district that you'll never forget. They'll tell you all about its secrets, fun facts and hidden spots. Check out our websites for further information.
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • A moderate amount of walking is involve; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a fantastic walking tour. Marc was our guide and he was so informative and friendly. It's good being able to learn an in-depth history about Amsterdam from someone who lives there. Even the rain didn't dampen things lol! Highly recommend this if your...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and the tour guide is somewhat funny. Lol... Overall he did a great job. Worth a booking to know the history of the red light district.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a great experience have chance to know all the extra frills about this very unique place. Really friendly and informative, worth to also know the extra to help respect

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank marco m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arthur was our tour guide, was a great in depth tour with loads of information. He was very engaging and funny and kept our interest throughout! Would definitely recommend and great value for money!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour was well presented and the tour guide provided answers to lots of questions you may feel embarrassed to ask. You really can ask anything.

Date of experience: October 2019
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7 October 2019|
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Response from Chasz B | Reviewed this property |
there are different tours ,mine started at 4pm,and we went for drinks after tour with our guide
16 July 2019|
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Response from Ambassador602592 |
right in front of the monument and he has a large black umbrella - couldnt miss him
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14 July 2019|
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Response from tammilisson | Reviewed this property |
I think a scooter would be very difficult to do it on.
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