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Amsterdam Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amsterdam Red Light District (De Wallen)

Amsterdam Red Light District (De Wallen) Tours and Activities

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Most famous for its streetside brothels, Amsterdam's Red Light District (De Wallen) also houses scenic canals, bustling restaurants, bars, and plenty of shopping opportunities. While this controversial neighborhood may not be for everyone, its winding cobblestone streets and narrow alleys evoke Amsterdam’s rich history and laid-back culture.

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

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

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Discover the buzzing nightlife and racy reputation of Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District on this walking tour. Wind your way through the streets of Amsterdam’s most iconic neighborhood and embrace the weird, wonderful and wacky! Along the way, see oddities like the world’s first condom shop and the Museum of Prostitution; weave through colorful Chinatown, and snap photos of Amsterdam’s scenic canal ways.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.30
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$82.30

Guided Night Walking Tour to Amsterdam Red Light District

Guided Night Walking Tour to Amsterdam Red Light District

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Explore Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District on an approximately 2-hour guided evening walking tour. Stroll by the red-lit window cabins of the cobbled alleyways of De Wallen, and learn about the area’s history and Amsterdam’s progressive approach to prostitution. Sample a traditional jenever Dutch gin at a distillery. Your guide will make your tour educational and fun, cultivating a party mood while expanding on the area's history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.01
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$31.01

Amsterdam Red Light District Private Tour with a Local

Amsterdam Red Light District Private Tour with a Local

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Discover the stories and secrets of Amsterdam’s most notorious neighborhood on a private tour of the Red Light District. Break away from the curious tourist throngs as a savvy local guide ushers you through hedonistic alleyways and past bars and cafes. Learn the history behind the city’s famously permissive culture and explore hidden spots beyond the glowing red lights and windows.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.29
Price varies by group size
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$51.29
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Red Light District and Coffee Shop Tour

Private Tour: Amsterdam Red Light District and Coffee Shop Tour

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Feel the pulse of Amsterdam’s Red Light District and coffee shops on a private walking tour with a local guide. As you stroll the cobbled lanes, see red-lit windows, sex shops, and erotic theaters; and listen as your guide separates facts from fiction about the area’s past and the legalization of prostitution in 2000. Discover Amsterdam's coffee shop culture or upgrade to include admission to the Sexmuseum, whose exhibits chart eye-popping erotica through the ages.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.90
Price varies by group size
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$78.90
Price varies by group size
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Sex Worker Guided Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour

Sex Worker Guided Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour

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Discover Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District during this small-group guided walking tour. Led by a sex worker, this tour sheds light on the often misunderstood area that has made Amsterdam so famous. She explains all about her job, how prostitution functions in the Netherlands and more while you stroll along the canals and alleyways of the area.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.71
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$47.71
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.66
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$22.66
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District tour including sex museum

Private Amsterdam Red Light District tour including sex museum

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Explore Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District and see a side of Dutch culture many visitors miss on this private walking tour. With your guide to lead the way, walk through the narrow streets and discover local landmarks like the Oude Kerk (Old Church)—Amsterdam’s oldest building. Gain insight into the city’s liberal sex industry, and find out about the city’s thriving café culture. Admission to the Sex Museum is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.76
Price varies by group size
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$102.76
Price varies by group size
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

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Discover the truth behind the famous Amsterdam Red Light District on a private 2-hour tour, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the Netherlands’ capital. As you stroll along the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring, you’ll pass Oude Kerk (Old Church) and explore Chinatown. Plus, stop to sample three Dutch specialities, including cheese, kroket (croquette), and stroopwafel (thin waffles).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.82
Price varies by group size
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$96.82
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Private Amsterdam walking tour of the Red Light District and Old Town

Private Amsterdam walking tour of the Red Light District and Old Town

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Meet your guide in front of the Central Station of Amsterdam at the tram B sign. From here you will walk to the “Red Light District”. The first part of the tour leads through an old sailor neighborhood called the Zeedijk Street and Amsterdam’s famous Chinatown. This part of the Red Light District used to be a no-go area but has totally changed to a safe and friendly part of the city. In this area you will see sights like Amsterdam’s Buddist Temple, pub the Ape and the Waag. Then walk to the Old Church, the oldest building in Amsterdam, here we are in the center of the Red light District. In this area you will see many things like the narrowest street of Amsterdam, the first coffeeshop, an indoor prostitute street and many smartshops. Walk through the famous prostitute streets with the red lights and learn about the history and current situation of the Red Light District. Learn why prostitution is legalized and how the name “coffeeshop” was created.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.65
per group
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$223.65
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Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

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The best way to explore the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring is indisputably by boat. Get a different perspective of the Dutch capital while avoiding the crowds on land during this relaxing canal cruise that, unlike other similar tours, includes unlimited Heineken beer, wine, and soft drinks for a budget-friendly price. Plus, several departure times throughout the day mean you can slot the cruise into almost any schedule.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.20
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$27.20
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Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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This small-group walking tour, limited to just 12 people, gives you an intimate and insider’s view of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. An informative guide leads your group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, Nieuwmarkt, and the infamous Red Light District. During this morning stroll, learn intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.69
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$38.69

Amsterdam City Bike Tour

Amsterdam City Bike Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting bike tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. Follow a professional guide through the quaint waterways and winding cobbled streets of the city and discover an eclectic selection of sights off the conventional tourist trail. Delve into the rich history and 'coffee shop' culture of the city with your knowledgeable guide and get local recommendations from your local guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.75
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$41.75
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.59
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$34.59
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District tour with food tastings

Private Amsterdam Red Light District tour with food tastings

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Explore Amsterdam's notorious Red Light District and also learn about Dutch food culture while you walk from Central Station to Dam Square. This private tour gets you away from the crowds with a dedicated guide to share knowledge of Dutch law, including topics like prostitution. Along the way, taste foods such as a kroket, Dutch cheese, and stroopwafel.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.81
Price varies by group size
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$108.81
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Red Lights and Dark Amsterdam Tour

Red Lights and Dark Amsterdam Tour

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Explore Amsterdam’s iconic Red Light District on this short walking tour introduces you to the controversial enclave, which is home to a mix of art galleries, sex theaters, coffee shops, and red-lit windows. Stroll the cobblestoned streets and learn about the district and its history from a local guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.21
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$23.21
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1.5 Hour Walking Tour of Amsterdam’s Red Light District with a Local

1.5 Hour Walking Tour of Amsterdam’s Red Light District with a Local

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Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District is high on the must-see list for first-time visitors, but it can be hard to know where to start without a guide. Discover the best bars, clubs, and coffee shops on this evening walking tour, pass unique sights such as the world’s first condom shop and the Erotic Museum, and learn more about Amsterdam’s free-spirited culture.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.19
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$35.19
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Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Amsterdam banned guided tours of its notorious Red Light District on 1 January 2020. But you can still learn the ins and outs of this fascinating area by downloading this great audio guide, which uses your phone’s GPS but works even when you’re offline. Learn about historic churches, flood defences, and Amsterdam history, and the role that legalized sex work has played in this tolerant city.
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  • 35 minutes
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$5.41
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$5.41

Amsterdam Walking Tour

Amsterdam Walking Tour

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See the HIGHLIGHTS of AMSTERDAM in a 2,5 HOUR Walking tour and be photographed at the same time? Shoot Me! Photography takes you to the most epic places in Amsterdam with a professional PHOTOGRAPHER. Tourists turn into models on this tour which takes you to all the famous places Amsterdam is known for. From a personal photoshoot with the Amsterdam skyline in the background, to a family portret near the canals in the city center. A perfect shot with your friends at Damsquare and a fun playful one of you on the Amstel. Its a guarantee you will go home with amazing pictures! The Red light district, Anne Frank House and of course the Jordaan are also part of this tour. The photographer takes amazing photos of you when and wherever you like. AND Yes! ALL PHOTOS are INCLUDED. You do not want to miss this…
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.21
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$45.21
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Luxury Canal Cruise Amsterdam: Tourguide included

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Luxury Canal Cruise Amsterdam: Tourguide included

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Get the ultimate Amsterdam experience during this open boat cruise on the city's canals. With the hospitality of a captain and hostess, you'll enjoy the city's sights, such as the Magere Brug, the Amstel River, and the Old Church, with a drink in hand (available for purchase).
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.18
$21.47
$4.29 savings
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$21.47
$4.29 savings

Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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We depart from the Rijksmuseum and sail through a beautiful area that was created by the Dutch in the 18th century. From here we will discover old Amsterdam and the beauty of the canals. The view from our 100% electrical luxury boats is amazing and a must when visiting Amsterdam. Sit back and relax on our boats and let our skipper and hostess guide you through the small canals where all large boats can't come. Relax with a drink and enjoy the best tour of the city!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.66
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$22.66
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Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

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Discover hidden corners in Amsterdam’s scenic waterways unreachable by many boats on this canal cruise. Aboard a solar-powered vessel, hear tales with your audio-guide while snapping photos of the historical waterfront sights. Pass highlights such as the Anne Frank House and the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. A variety of departure times makes this a convenient sightseeing activity.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.51
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$15.51
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Amsterdam walking tour (small groups)

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Amsterdam walking tour (small groups)

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Start your journey with the best introduction to Amsterdam. A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. This 2.5-hour* walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. After the tour, you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.76
$29.70
$5.94 savings
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$23.76
$29.70
$5.94 savings
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Amsterdam City Center & History Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Amsterdam City Center & History Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Get a true insider's view of Amsterdam on this 2.5-hour private walking tour. Stroll around the city with the knowledgeable local guide and head to some lesser-known hidden gems in the city. Along the way, stop and learn about some of the major sites, too. Visit such spots as Dam Square, artists squats, leaning houses, Prinsengracht, Begijnof, the thinnest house, the oldest canals, the Sea Dike and China Town, The New Market Square (Nieuwmarkt) and the medieval city gate
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.24
Price varies by group size
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$87.24
Price varies by group size
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Amsterdam Red Light District tour in German

Amsterdam Red Light District tour in German

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Meet your guide in front of the Central Station of Amsterdam at the tram B sign. From here you will walk to the “Red Light District”. The first part of the tour leads through an old sailor neighborhood called the Zeedijk Street and Amsterdam’s famous Chinatown. This part of the Red Light District used to be a no-go area but has totally changed to a safe and friendly part of the city. In this area you will see sights like Amsterdam’s Buddist Temple, pub the Ape and the Waag. Then walk to the Old Church, the oldest building in Amsterdam, here we are in the center of the Red light District. In this area you will see many things like the narrowest street of Amsterdam, the first coffeeshop, an indoor prostitute street and many smartshops. Walk through the famous prostitute streets with the red lights and learn about the history and current situation of the Red Light District. Learn why prostitution is legalized and how the name “coffeeshop” was created.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$59.64
From
$59.64
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Should I book Amsterdam Red Light District (De Wallen) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Amsterdam Red Light District (De Wallen) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Amsterdam Red Light District (De Wallen) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Amsterdam Red Light District (De Wallen) costs USD 5.41. Guided Amsterdam Red Light District (De Wallen) tours start around USD 5.41 per person.
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