Red Light District

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    12 Jun 2019
    Clock 35min      Length1mi
    6 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Amsterdam is famous around the world for its liberalism, but its Red Light District is often thought of as a haven for looseness, lewdness and licentiousness. Look beyond the drunken tourists, however, and you will find a vibrant, living neighbourhood, in which the roots of Dutch tolerance and pragmatism can be found and in whose contrasts the concept of “gedogen”, the uniquely Dutch method of turning a blind eye, is clearly on display. Join us on an exploration of this fascinating area and learn about its past, present and future as it struggles, like the rest of the city, to deal with the recent influx of tourists. This tour contains sexual themes, but that's what you were secretly hoping for, right?!

    Please be advised, this tour does contain some strong language.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Dam Square, Oude Church, New Market

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The tour begins at the National Monument, a big white column, on Dam Square. Dam Square is located approximately 5-10 minutes walk directly south from Central Station. It is accessible by tram numbers 2, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17 and 24.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Dam Square, Old Church, New Market, Our Dear Lord in the Attic, Casa Rosso, Belle Statue.

    Best time of day:

    Quiet time: early morning
    Good time: late afternoon/early evening
    Naughty time: after dark


    Pickpockets operate in this area so keep track of your belongings. Ignore street dealers. But most importantly of all, watch out for cyclists!


    Plus Write a comment


    One of my favourite audio tours to date! Great commentary, and highly respectful and knowledgeable.

    Posted by Mel , 5 months ago

    Interesting locations and nicely timed commentary.

    Posted by Ljubomir , 10 months ago

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