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Red Light District

The Netherlands > Amsterdam

Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District

Spanning a number of streets in central Amsterdam, the Red Light District has become Amsterdam's most famous attraction. The entire area contrasts sharply with the rest of the beautiful old town with a large number of seedy establishments vying for your attention and money.

There are a number of different types of venues here, almost all only catering for adults. Most well-known are a large number of small parlours with women showcasing their goods through tall windows. Amidst these, there are many other forms of sex industry entertainment ranging from adult cinemas and live show theatres to a number of highly expensive sex clubs which offer the feel of a nightclub at the front-end despite the majority of women being working girls. Beware that the majority of establishments are aimed squarely at squeezing money out of tourists and hidden charges for anything from compulsory tips to arriving in a taxi can become astronomical.

Alongside these wonders are a large number of cafés and bars offering all manner of drugs which are legal in Holland. From pancakes, cakes and tarts to joints, pipes and shishas, you can try almost anything you like although beware of many sellers of illegal high class drugs in the street. Using official cafés is always preferable if you're wanting to go down that route.

Opening Times

Throughout the Year

  • Open Daily: 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Price Information


  • General Free

Red Light District Warmoesstraat 55



Netherlands 1017CS

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