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Amsterdam Red Light District 2-Hour Walking Tour provided by SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Red Light District 2-Hour Walking Tour

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If you’re curious about Amsterdam’s Red Light District but not sure how to approach it, learn about the Dutch capital’s most controversial neighborhood on this popular walking tour. Join a guide and small group of other travelers for a fascinating and educational walk past the notorious red windows, adult arcades, theaters, and coffee shops. Get answers to all your burning questions and separate truth from legend.
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Dam 2118
Dam 2118, 1012 LP Amsterdam, NetherlandsYour Amsterdam Red Light District Tour meets daily at the National Monument at Dam Square. Just look for the team with red SANDEMANs t-shirts and red umbrellas!
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    Red Light District
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    Join an experienced guide who will steer you through the diverse life along the streets of the Red Light District on a 2-hour guided tour, and see what Amsterdam's oldest and most controversial neighborhood has to offer. From coffee shops to sex theaters and fetish stores, find out the realities and fictions of this storied district.  Your expert guide won't just show you the Red Light District--they will tell you the stories that make this one of the most interesting and popular attractions in Europe. If you're traveling alone, this tour might be the best way to see this famous part of Amsterdam! On this 2-hour tour you'll see: • The Condomerie • The Old Church • Warmoestraat: leather neighborhood • S&M Specialist • Sex Shop • Video Cabins • Elite Streets • The Prostitution Information Center • Hidden sculptures ...and more
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You'll end at
Warmoesstraat, 1012 Amsterdam, NetherlandsYour Amsterdam Red Light District Tour finishes at Warmoesstraat, next to the Oude Kerk.
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  • Get the straight story about Amsterdam’s famously liberal Red Light District
  • Avoid awkward wandering among crowds
  • Pass by sex shops, theaters, marijuana cafés, and historic sites
Important Information
Departure Point
Dam 2118, 1012 LP Amsterdam, Netherlands
Return Details
Warmoesstraat, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Local guide
  • €1.50 "entertainment tax".
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under the age of 13 are free of charge.
  • This tour contains content that may not be suitable for younger guests. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Due to the high visitor numbers in the Red Light District, group sizes are strictly capped to a 20-person maximum. Book in advance to avoid disappointment
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Any guest who is behaving inappropriately towards the residents or prostitutes of the Red Light District will be asked to leave the tour
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travellers can participate
  • As of January 1st 2020, participants on all tours and activities (no matter which provider) in Amsterdam have been subject to a €1.50 "entertainment tax". This additional cost is already included in the price of your tour. Please note that this tax is not retained by the tour operator, but is a compulsory, additional tax that is passed on directly to the Amsterdam municipality. Thank you for your understanding.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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phillygirl2016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California14 contributions4 helpful votes
Although there were several other tour companies that we could have chosen from, I am so glad we picked this one. I originally picked this tour company because it did not include any gimicky free sex museum admission, which I thought would just waste of time. After walking past
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Date of experience: February 2020
EmilyRebeccaK wrote a review Mar 2020
Morristown, New Jersey3 contributions3 helpful votes
I was shocked by how disappointed we were with our tour guide David. I have been on dozens of walking tours--many of which with Sandemans, and have always enjoyed them. However, my tour with David was horrible. I was hoping to learn about the cultural context of the red light
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Date of experience: March 2020
Odyssey279042 wrote a review Mar 2020
Billericay, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent tour, interesting insight into how the red light district has evolved and developed over the centuries. Our guide Fabian was both informative and humourous.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Alana F wrote a review Feb 2020
San Jose, California119 contributions10 helpful votes
This was a fascinating and informative tour. It busted a few perceptions I had about this famous district that I had only heard about from friends or colleagues who had been to Amsterdam. Our guide, UGH, George(?), young, dark hair, braces, was GREAT!! He was so prepared for
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Date of experience: February 2020
Amanda wrote a review Feb 2020
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Raven was an amazing tour guide. She had great knowledge and tried to make it relaxed amongst the group instead of awkward sex talks. It made me very upset to know the government is trying to shut down these tours. Hopefully it will still be available our next trip to Amsterdam.
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

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By: SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Amsterdam
Best Free Walking Tour in Amsteram
Learned so much about Amsterdam from this tour! Pay what you think is fair! Our guide, DJ, was an excellent communi
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very good
My girlfriend and I did a walking tour of Amsterdam and were very impressed. Our tour guide was Tim who was very
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Maddie F
We did 2 Sandemans walking tours while in Amsterdam - the city tour and the World War II / Jewish quarter tour and
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Free Walking Tour
We took the free walking tour with Raven as our guide earlier this week. We were the only group with children and w
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Loved our free tour with Tim
We did the free walking tour with Tim, who was terrific. We’ve done walking tours in several other cities and he wa
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Alai S
Sandemans Free Walking Tours
I'm a big fan of free walking tours. I think it is a great way to discover the cities and that is affordable for ev
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"free" Walking Tour
Starts from the National Monument at Dam Square. Burrows onto the side streets. Our guide, Jeremiah, informed us th
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A more Sober Amsterdam Experience
Our guide David did a first class job leading and informing us about the history of the Jewish Quarter before, duri
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The Family E
Fantastic tour of Amsterdam
We booked a free walking tour with Sandeman's to explore Amsterdam. Our guide, Ilya, was very welcoming. He had a
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The Family E
Could have been an amazing tour
We started our day by taking a free walking tour with Sandeman's which was fantastic. Our guide mentioned that he
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Amazing tour guide, brilliant tour.
We had just missed the tour at 11am but decided to come back to Dam Square to get the 2pm tour and we were so happy
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It is not the first city we do tours with Sandeman. A fantastic way to get a general look and knowledge of the city
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Great tour but leave political comments out
I enjoyed my walking tour at 10:00 am from Dam Square on February 21,2020 but halfway thru the tour our guide made
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Very bad service
We booked a 3pm English tour but they only had Spanish guides. Turned us away. Apparently we should have checked an
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Free Walking Tour -- Ask for ALEX!!!
I've done a bunch of free walking tours, and Alex was BY FAR the BEST GUIDE I've had. His level of knowledge is ver
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