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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • 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

Have been going to Amsterdam for the past 15 years, and have seen the red light district shrink considerably in that time. Many of the windows the girls worked in have closed. Shame really.

Thank adzo77
Reviewed today via mobile

Had a wander up to the ref light district. It was very busy and an eye opener. Always worth a trip to the red light district x

Thank mizzidee
Reviewed yesterday

A very interesting and provocative area. Many sex shops for adult toys and souvenirs. The ladies are attractive. Photos are not permitted but some folks were ignoring the rules. Ladies are standing or seated behind their own window with a red fluorescent light illuminated at...More

Thank GlobalPete2010
Reviewed yesterday

Everyone talked about the Red Light District so we made sure to visit one night. It is truly a party scene. So many people, so much weed in the air. The ladies by the windows were a sight. Very liberal for sure. Extremely lively!

Thank gianao
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had heard so much about from it other people didn't quite have the impact. Interesting enough though to go see.

Thank Icedaddy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The whole area was shocking. The packs of men hunting around was scary. The number of stag groups or hens groups was unbelievable. Most were making loud noises, in strange costumes, with English accents and being complete twits. The crowd was dense. I felt extremely...More

Thank gleigh2016
Reviewed yesterday

we walked thru the district early in the day. although I didn't feel unsafe, (I was with my husband) I wasn't totally comfortable here, as there were many more single males around compared to couples or single females (other than the ones in the windows)....More

Thank willing292
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's not as bad as I expected going here as a couple. Its lovely in the day along the canals. Lots of things to see and do Nice little cafe bars and bars too

Thank Laura M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Blow my mind off about how open they present the girl in the box. You won't feel uncomfortable but more a joy of strolling around and surprised you mind with unexpected.

Thank Alva K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you don't like it don't go simple as, we spent hours and hours getting wine and sitting by the canal feet hanging off just watching the world and freaks go by 😂 brilliant city brilliant people

Thank Dave R
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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Is it worth a visit to the RLD on a sunday evening/night? I'm sure it would be best to visit either friday or saturday, but we have a pretty packed schedule. TIA
20 May 2017|
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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
Crystal G
Is it safe for a single female to walk the district alone?
9 May 2017|
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Response from Lilica0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It is safe! There is every kind of people walking around.... single mans, couples, a group of single ladies... but you only going to walk around some streets...
You fail to see the attraction of sex with gorgeous women??? It's the best place on earth.
2 May 2017|
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Response from Traveller516 | Reviewed this property |
For me it was just a tourist attraction which I had to visit once in Amsterdam. Something you won't see anywhere else.