Guided tour

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour

From £15.14 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
Spanish, German, English, Italian
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

    The Red Light District Tour starts in front of the National Monument in Dam Square. Look for the team in red SANDEMANs NEW Europe umbrellas.

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    4.8 /5

    based on 3395 reviews

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    We had a really great experience on this tour. Learning more about the history of the red light district helped us appreciate and understand this unique area better. Keep in mind that there are some areas that the guide cannot show the group themselves, so they may ask you to explore it during or after the tour.

    15 May 2022

    I was surprised to arrive to be told an additional cash payment was required for tax. I'd been on similar previous tours which I think we're better even though I learnt a lot - it seems strange that, as far as I recall, we didn't actually see a lady in a window! The guide was excellent though, appeared very informed and had a nice style. I was very sorry to hear the tour may finish on 1 April 2020 as I had recommended to other visitors.

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    13 January 2020

    We did this tour on the 30th December and really enjoyed it, Alex was our guide. Alex was engaging and gave us really interesting information about the City, he was also open to answering any and all questions. We came away from this tour knowing a lot more about Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and how the sex and drug industries work. I would highly recommend doing the tour early on in your trip as the guide pointed out places of interest which you can visit later on.

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    2 January 2020

    Product ID: 392454

    VA ID: 392454