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The Old Sailor

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: A Oudezijds Achterburgwal 39, 1012 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 624 7739
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00

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Amazing Atmospher

Was here for a weekend trip to Amsterdam, Great Atmospher and music. The place was packed, highly recomend visting. The staff are cheerful and the drinks are affordable for central

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Taylor C
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was here for a weekend trip to Amsterdam, Great Atmospher and music. The place was packed, highly recomend visting. The staff are cheerful and the drinks are affordable for central

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to sit outside and watch the red light district go by. Bit confusing as you're not allowed to stand up with a drink, but then they keep asking you to get up so they can move the benches and get her barrels. Fun vibe at the pub tho.

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Thank Snake_Toad
Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just sat outside and people watched. This is a great spot for it. Decent drinks, not expensive, good views, winner!

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Thank Newlys10
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from a weekend in Amsterdam and came across this lovely pub! Great atmosphere, music, staff and everybody super friendly! Only 1 thing lacking which is more toilets. Well worth a visit tho! 😊🖒

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Thank VanessaJD33
Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub worth a visit to staff very welcoming. It's great if you get a window seat can watch the world go by. Very bizzy pub but this just adds to the atmosphere in it.

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Thank Gumbetlover86
Drogheda, Ireland
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gem on the corner. We walked in to a buzzing pub with rugby on the tv and prices far more acceptable than other locations tried earlier in the evening. We had a great night!!

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Thank Audrey D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar, really busy though. It's a must see whilst you're in Amsterdam though! Even if you just go in for a pint.

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Thank ReochCraig
Mazarron, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Amsterdam many times and always pop in to the Old Sailor Bar. If you know Amsterdam you know this bar.

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Thank bonkersmoronico
Odessa, Ukraine
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156 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice crowded but very friendly and exited place! Come here with friends to drink after RedLight walking. Any kind of spirits and beer !

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Thank MaestroU19
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great friendly service.Right in the heart of the Red Light district.Bar staff advised us of the best steakhouse around.

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Thank mickplaice

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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