Tours and Tickets

Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide provided by Amsterdam Red Light District Tours

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide

Save
Share
Select Date and Travellers
From
C$37.41
Date
2 adults
Options
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Overview
Get the insider's version of Amsterdam's Red Light District history and culture on this walking tour, with background info you wouldn't get from simply strolling on your own. Follow your guide past buzzing nightlife hot spots and local hangouts while listening to commentary on the famous neighborhood. Highlights include Chinatown, the Museum of Prostitution, and the city's first condom shop.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dam Square
    Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    The meeting point is on Dam Square, two meters in front of the tall white National Monument. You can recognise the guide by his black umbrella with our red light logo on it and his black cap with the same logo.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Dam Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Red Light District
    Stop: 75 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Nieuwmarkt
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Oudekerksplein
    Oudekerksplein, 1012 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    See address & details
+
Highlights
  • 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 sex work. 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 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, and the world's first condom shop. After your tour, you can get pointers on where to explore further on your own from your guide.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Oudekerksplein, 1012 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Show More
Additional Info
  • 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 most fascinating area during a Red Light District Tour with a licensed local guide. Learn everything about legal prostitution, the liberal Dutch culture, 'coffeeshops', Amsterdam's history and the famous 'Wallen' area. Super interesting and much fun!
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
704Reviews
39Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 469
  • 43
  • 6
  • 4
  • 1
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
More
Popular mentions
Happyhols wrote a review Jun. 2020
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
Didn’t know what to expect and maybe a little a apprehensive to go on the tour. our guide immediately put us all at ease! Very informative tour not at all sleazy!!! He had a great sense of humour We would recommend this tour
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from MarcelR1012, Front Office Manager at Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide
Responded Jun. 20, 2020
Thanks for your review! We're great to hear that you liked it so much even though not all attractions in the Red Light District are open yet. We hope to see you again one day.
Read more
Ellen G wrote a review Apr. 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
This tour was excellent. Very fun and informative. Definitely do it if you’re going to be in Amdterdam!
Read more
Date of experience: April 2020
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from MarcelR1012, Guest Relations Manager at Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide
Responded Apr. 22, 2020
Thank you very much for sharing your review with the world. We're glad to hear that you liked it so much.
Read more
Ciara O wrote a review Apr. 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Loved the tour, he is so friendly and makes your so comfortable while doing the tour makes you feel like a friend and it makes the tour alot better, also cares about your well being and keeps checking to make sure she has everyone which is so important!
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from MarcelR1012, Front Office Manager at Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide
Responded Apr. 22, 2020
Thanks Ciara for the kind words. We really appreciate that. Hopefully we meet again one day.
Read more
Lisa Ireland wrote a review Mar. 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Just back from this tour and it was very very good. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and included a lot of humor in his stories made it very relatableand interesting. I loved it
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Priyan K wrote a review Mar. 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
A quick down and dirty guide to the history of Amsterdam with occasional soundbites about drugs, prostitution and pros/cons of paying sex workers for sex. Martijn was at times hilarious and sometimes controversial but it was all within topic and stated as matter of fact with no
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Amsterdam Red Light District Tours
cpickl856297
00
great, insightful, fun
the tour was a great experience overall. there were lots of insider information provided which one would usually no
Read more
Jayquai
00
Amsterdam Drugs Tour with local guide
Amsterdam has a reputation with drugs. Me and my friends wanted to know why this is. Coincidentally we came across
Read more
Japmeist
00
Amsterdam Drugs Tour is a must do!
Me and my friends have been in Amsterdam several times so we know the city pretty well. We were looking for a tour
Read more
christophp594
00
really nice, cool, informative and fun
martijn was a very approachable person, also sharing personal stories. the whole tour was very informative, lots of
Read more
E_Z_Traveller_E_Z
00
Mind blowing tour in Amsterdam!
This Amsterdam Drugs Tour explains why the Dutch have a total different approach on drugs than elsewhere in the wor
Read more
Ruby_Mccain
00
This drugs tour is super interesting!
WOW! What an eye opener this tour was. A local guide explained us everything there is to know about legal & illegal
Read more
CVollman
00
Fun to do in Amsterdam
Martin is a great and super enthusiastic local guide who knows everything about drugs (in Holland). Really interest
Read more
Anthon d
00
What a unique experience!
Great guide and truly an amazing tour! We got some awesome insights in the Dutch approach to drugs. Our guide expla
Read more
MarkWebsterz
00
Only in Amsterdam!
We went on this tour thinking it was mostly going to be an Amsterdam coffeeshop tour. But it was way more than 'jus
Read more
MKExplores
00
Very interesting drug tour in Amsterdam
During this activity you’ll hear about a side of Amsterdam that any normal person would completely miss out on. The
Read more
Joris K
00
Interesting tour!
Great to get more insights in the druk use/sale/rules and regulations in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Didn't know
Read more
cediferba
00
Red district, info
İf you haven't been there and you wonder about it, then hurry up because the municipality is planning to close the
Read more
jk2094
00
Best city tour I’ve ever taken
It’s right there in the title. My tour guide was Martin. And he’s the most knowledgeable tour guide I’ve come acros
Read more
Trucktrip
00
Excellent tour with local guide, Martijn
We decided to book this tour for 4 adults whilst on our weekend break by Eurostar to the city. As the Red Light dis
Read more
jdrinehart
00
Wow!
The Red LIght District has everything! Hookers, museums, canals, great food and lots of people. It is a great place
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071

Travellers also viewed

Frequently bought together

Jewish Quarter Anne Frank Small-Group Walking Tour in Amsterdam
from CA$45.08*
Popular: Booked by 18,711 travellers!
Skip the Line: XtraCold Icebar Amsterdam Ticket
from CA$36.54*
Popular: Booked by 8,647 travellers!
Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam
from CA$49.60*
Popular: Booked by 34,562 travellers!

Cultural Tours

Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam
from CA$49.60*
Popular: Booked by 34,562 travellers!
Jewish Quarter Anne Frank Small-Group Walking Tour in Amsterdam
from CA$45.08*
Popular: Booked by 18,711 travellers!
Volendam, Edam and Windmill Tour
from CA$87.00*
Popular: Booked by 4,949 travellers!
Private Tour: Amsterdam Red Light District and Coffee Shop Tour
from CA$104.63*
Popular: Booked by 689 travellers!
Frequently Asked Questions about Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide