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Amsterdam Red Light District Private Tour with a Local

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    What to Expect
    Amsterdam’s Red Light District lures countless curious tourists to its hedonistic clustering of bars, cafes and scintillating red windows. For locals, it's part of the everyday fabric of the city. Discover the real culture behind this internationally famous destination — apart from the giggles and gawking — on this private 2-hour tour.

    Meet your local guide in the Beursplein at the time of your choice, and set off on an insightful walking tour, beginning with the famous Warmoesstraat. See some of the unusual offerings that line one of the city’s oldest streets, including cannabis ‘coffee shops,’ fetish boutiques and gay bars. Learn the origins of the Netherlands’ famously liberal social attitudes, and hear how the legal sex industry is perceived by locals.

    Along the way, stroll past the iconic red lights and adult attractions such as the Casa Rosso. Aside from the more mature displays, see other curiosities including a local brewery, Chinatown, the city’s narrowest street and the weigh building of Nieumarkt. Feel free to ask all the questions you like to satisfy your curiosity, and come away with a uniquely Dutch perspective on red-light lifestyles.

    Please be advised: Although there is no minimum age, due to the mature content, this tour may not be suitable for children.
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    Departure Point
    Beursplein, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Return Details
    Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Private walking tour
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our tour with Giovanna was the highlight of a two week European trip. She was so knowledgeable and supplied relevant interesting information. I wish I had time for more tours with her!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Aimee111111111
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Four of us booked this tour, and had a very good guide. Our only complaint about him was that he talked so quietly that it was often difficult to hear him. Our tour was at 5 pm, and we found that many of the sights...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jamesjoyceg
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Paul gave us unique insights into Amsterdam's long history with marijuana along with some great practical information on marijuana itself. All this, plus he is so much fun to be around. We had a great time!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank artgot
    Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

    I was in Amsterdam for just 36 hours, and booked a tour with Otto the evening before my flight out. We met up and chatted a bit about what I'd done in Amsterdam so far, and the kinds of things I generally enjoyed doing, after...More

    Thank naomihsu
    Reviewed 8 August 2019

    Willem was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the area and had a great sense of humour. There is lot more the the RLD than the sex shops. Lot's of unique history and great architecture. Would definitely recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank MikeOzzy1967
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    31 July 2018|
    Response from melindajones107 | Reviewed this property |
    If the meeting location is not listed in past correspondence, you should contact him or her for a mutual spot. We met our guide, Willem, at the Central train station (a suggested spot), because we took the train from the... More
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    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch
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