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Red Light District

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 41853288
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This area in the oldest part of Amsterdam is known for the red neon windows that display barely-dressed prostitutes advertising their services; it's all perfectly acceptable as long as it stays inside this designated area of the city.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 6 41853288
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Reviewed today via mobile

First time in Amsterdam and didn’t know what to expect. Definitely worth a look,we grabbed a coffee and strolled around. It wasn’t half as seedy/dodgy as I had anticipated.We both felt quite safe. Would recommend checking it out.

Thank Jen S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There’s not much to see, not much to do, unless you’re looking for “services offered” - it’s not family friendly, feels a little sleazy, tacky and just not somewhere I’d recommend wasting any longer than 30 minutes.

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed yesterday

If you want to see the red light district and you are not in search for a lady and her services, go with a tour. The tour guide will show you around with the overwhelming crowd and will remind you of the proper etiquette. Don't...More

Thank Lola H
Reviewed yesterday

Very beautiful and colorful streets. Highly recommended to be visited during late evenings. There are some museums down the streets which has to be viewed first.

Thank Chetrari_C
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of bars to visit, Very colourful and interesting. A place to visit with friends but more than likely not family due to its nature.

Thank leannekateruth
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On the red light district there are lots of bars too choose from just work your way up! Views are great of the canal. Definitely must see in Amsterdam.

Thank Emilychapm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s not about prostitution, it’s like a part of your Amsterdam experience, ladies once they notice your trying to take any picture or selfie immediately start hiding and this is the funny part of this experience

Thank anis c
Reviewed 2 days ago

The girls on red district windows were ok but nothing spectacular. I have seen more than that everywhere in the US and they were pretty but nothing out of this world like they say! The coffee shops on the other hand were super relax and...More

Thank Nydia B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must visit this area when visiting Amsterdam really busy area at night and also day time plenty of bars and restaurants around the area.

Thank James P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have visited this area before.Good for people watching.Plenty of bars to suit all tastes,shops and the girls in the Windows.Well policed and did not feel at all uncomfortable.Very picturesque at night with all the lights reflected in the canals.

Thank kazlBedford
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
There's a lot to do in Amsterdam and a lot of beautiful things to see so avoid red light there's really no point and have a walk between the canals all around the town.
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Response from Rutgerek | Reviewed this property |
Fridays and Saturdays the district is packed, it gets a tiny bit quieter on Sundays, even in high season, so it would definitely make sense. Besides, following the pack, touring the neighborhood caravan-style up and down the... More