Guided tour

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Snacks

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Snacks

From £16.37 per person

Discover Amsterdam’s Red Light District on a walking tour with a professional guide. Learn about the history of sex work in this old neighborhood. Try famous Dutch snacks along the way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, German, English, Japanese, Dutch
Wheelchair accessible
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Cameras

Know before you go

  • Due to government regulations some areas of the Red Light District can only be entered with a maximum of 4 people. If your group is bigger than that, you will either be split into smaller groups or you will only visit parts of the Red Light District. However, the content of the tour remains the same.
  • Explore Amsterdams notorious Red Light District
  • Discover the area's secret spots with a local guide
  • Hear about the history of De Wallen and its sex workers
  • Explore Amsterdam's window parlors and hidden alleyways
  • Sample Dutch treats along the way
Full description

Join a walking tour of Amsterdam's Red Light District. From your local guide, hear about the beginnings of this notorious district and how it has changed over the years. Put the rumors to the test as you pass by the erotic window parlors and smell the aroma of marijuana drifting along the canals. Despite its reputation, be charmed as you discover the district’s vibrant history and explore its cobbled streets. Meander through the Red Light District's network of alleys lined with over 300 single-room cabins rented by sex workers. Learn about the interesting history of sex work in Amsterdam and the district's relationship to Dutch culture.

Head down the narrow lanes and follow your guide into secret entryways. Become an expert on the area, people, and history in no time. Along the way, stop off at a local eatery to check out some local Dutch delicacies.

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

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide outside of the Frisco Inn cafe.

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    Customer reviews

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    4.2 /5

    based on 917 reviews

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    The tour was pleasant and the guide Sami was really nice too. He placed a lot of value on the mood among each other and getting to know each other, which relaxed the atmosphere accordingly. However, I think he could have given more information. But I would recommend the tour.

    23 October 2021

    I really enjoyed the tour and the guide (Georgi) was AMAZING - he was so knowledgeable and very well read and must an interesting person. I really liked the way he explained prostitution through a gender lens and challenged a lot of stereotypes. However, I am unsure if I joined the right tour group or not as the tour went for 40 minutes not 1.5 hours... regardless, Georgi was epic.

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    16 February 2020


    The guide was very nice and even waited up for my group because we were running late. The tour was very interesting. I would recommend everyone to go. However the only disappointing part was that there were no samples of snacks like it had listed (no stropwafels!) so expect that it was fabulous and informative!!!!

    5 October 2019

    Product ID: 392457

    VA ID: 392457