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Amsterdam’s De Wallen area is home to one of the world’s most famous red light districts. Take a stroll to soak up the rousing yet beautiful lights, or visit the Red Lights Secrets Museum to learn more about Amsterdam’s sex work profession. The district is also known for its trendy coffee shops, bars, and clubs. The best time to see the district is in the early evening or at night, when the lights begin to illuminate the narrow streets. The area is safe, but it can get very busy, and taking photos or videos of workers is illegal. – Tripadvisor
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Oudeschans 75, 1011 KW Amsterdam The Netherlands
0.4 km from Red Light District
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Geldersekade 16, 1012 BH Amsterdam The Netherlands
0.4 km from Red Light District
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam The Netherlands
0.3 km from Red Light District
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Prinsengracht 323, 1016 GZ Amsterdam The Netherlands
1.0 km from Red Light District
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  • Sally62
    Northampton, United Kingdom5,651 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Got to see but a bit tragic
    Obviously you have to walk through this area when you visit Amsterdam. During the day it is not too busy but after dark it is rammed with people - we were shuffling shoulder to shoulder with everyone down one side of the canal, then over a bridge to walk up the other side in a one-way system and there is a lot of security in place. The girls seem to be bored/stoned and lots are just on their mobiles. I suppose it's good that the sex trade is regulated and they are given health checks and cared for but it has a really tragic feel to the place. Avoid the bars and restaurants in this area unless you are there for a stag/hen party as they are very overpriced.
    Visited April 2023
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Jane B
    Guildford, United Kingdom435 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth doing once
    It is an iconic part of the city, unique to Amsterdam and worth a visit for that reason. I've visted in the day (albeit 25 yrs ago) and night and the latter is much more what its about with the red lighting abd the girls in lot up doorways. The girls looked bored and uninterested, mostly on their phones. It’s also crowded, dirty and my teenage son was offered coke, he heard the 'pssst, coke' and I didn't walking next to him. We walked the streets for 30 mins or so and although I do feel its safe, I felt on high alert for pickpockets.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • MJ S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not what you expect.
    Pretty cool place. Everything is walkable withing the area. It's a bit crowded but plenty of places and things to see. Soo many restaurants, bars, and shops. Reminds me a little of pirates of the Caribbean ride. Maybe because of all the canals, dim lights, and crowds. It's not what you expect. Lots of families with kids walking around, as well as young and old people, and of course the usual people you'd assume would visit. It's not like in the movies where everyone is naked dancing in the windows. Are there people dancing in front of windows? Yes. Are they all naked? Not at all. Some are in underwear, topless, or fetish gear. It's not at every corner or alley. You can avoid some it by walking through other streets. But once you enter the actual main area, its a bit crodwed but a fun place to grab a drink or smoke, eat, and people watch.
    Visited December 2019
    Travelled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Haup88
    Charlotte, North Carolina191 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Streets filled with live art!
    We all know what the street is about.. but you still go.. I see the street as live art on display. There was some good displays and some not so good. Overall it was an interesting walk.. pro tip- it isn’t just one street it’s the alleyways also
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Lynn G
    Washington, United Kingdom245 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely an experience with the people and canal boat rides, that's if canals aren't frozen as they were on one of our visits
    Fantastic place to visit - at the age of 18 46yrs ago, coming across the Red Light District I certainly had my eyes opened! We went around on an open topped double decker, believe me we didn't know what we'd see next! During my marriage we've been back countless times - the Dutch are the friendliest Europeans you could come across. Living in Germany for 2-3yrs meant we went more often, now we're out the army it's a nice change every now and again. Just go to enjoy the country and the people.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Az & Gabbs Attree
    Yealmpton, United Kingdom190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Red Lights
    This is all part of the Amsterdam experience! We took a night time stroll through the red light district where we learnt about the culture of Amsterdam. The whole area is walkable and does look pretty with all the lights reflecting into the canals. It can get pretty crowded as it gets dark but there are plenty of streets to wonder up and down
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad5,647 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for the fun of it
    I visited this area just to see what really takes place there. I walked down the street and stare in amazement at the view and lifestyle of these ladies behind glass windows. It is truly something to see and ponder. Mixed with the sight, is the strong stench of weed. It is truly an eye opening experience. Live and let live is what I thought after seeing this..
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Gabriele
    Reggio Emilia, Italy170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surreal
    Strolling through this red light district is a must experience in Amsterdam. The atmosphere is a surreal one, especially for those coming from countries with a Catholic background, the young ladies who lurk through the red doors merely luring passers-by with glances contrasting with the district's beautiful architecture and canals, as well as the many families with children strolling peacefully by. In the evening hours, the district becomes extremely crowded and I do not recommend visiting it at those times because it becomes difficult to even pass through the crowds on the way to other districts.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Josie Iino
    Cambridge, United Kingdom605 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting place to go
    I went in the morning. I might scratch this review and rewrite it if I decide to go at night. It is genuinely a really fascinating place to visit, even if one is not keen on exploring the nightlife here. Sex workers would stand in a window near a door and pose at any passer-by, even myself (who is obviously not the clientele for their business). I went to a free, five-minute exhibition that was showing the photos of individuals who live in the Red Light District: families, old people, women, young people. It was the most explicitly overt place I have ever walked around in my life, and I have been to other 'red light districts' in other countries. If the building was a place to solicit sex, it was a store to buy items related to it. Really fascinating, would recommend to all mature tourists, even those uninterested in partaking in the activities offered.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 21, 2023
  • JENNY W
    New Delhi, India13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super interesting perspective of the red light area
    Pablo Pascal was the best tour guide. This tour is set in a context of an historic introduction into Amsterdam central areas including an informed view of the red light district. Pablo was so informed and so interesting to listen to. I hope you are lucky enough to get him.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 6, 2023
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Popular hotels near Red Light District in Amsterdam that have a pool include:
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 4/5
Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 4/5

Some of the best hotels near Red Light District in Amsterdam are:
Hotel Twenty Seven - Traveller rating: 5/5
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Luxury Suites Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 5/5

A gym is available to guests at the following hotels near Red Light District in Amsterdam:
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Luxury Suites Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 5/5
Ink Hotel Amsterdam - Mgallery - Traveller rating: 4.5/5

A private balcony can be enjoyed by guests at the following hotels near Red Light District in Amsterdam:
De L'Europe Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Hotel Nadia - Traveller rating: 4/5

These hotels near Red Light District in Amsterdam have great views and are well-liked by travellers:
Hotel Twenty Seven - Traveller rating: 5/5
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Luxury Suites Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 5/5

These hotels near Red Light District in Amsterdam have been described as romantic by other travellers:
Hotel Twenty Seven - Traveller rating: 5/5
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Luxury Suites Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 5/5

Families travelling in Amsterdam enjoyed their stay at the following hotels near Red Light District:
Hotel Twenty Seven - Traveller rating: 5/5
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 4.5/5

These hotels near Red Light District in Amsterdam generally allow pets:
Luxury Suites Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 5/5
Nh Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
It is always best to call ahead and confirm specific pet policies before your stay.

Free breakfast can be enjoyed at the following hotels near Red Light District in Amsterdam:
Rosalia's Menagerie InnUpstairs - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Anco Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Best Western Dam Square Inn - Traveller rating: 4/5

These hotels near Red Light District in Amsterdam have free parking:
B&B Hotel Amsterdam - Zaandam - Traveller rating: 4/5
New West Inn Amsterdam - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

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