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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Between Langebrugsteeg and Dam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 626 6866

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A hidden gem

Make sure to walk down Nes, you find great bars, restaurants and hotels such as Rho and V here. They are fixing up a lot of the buildings here, gutting them out. We can't wait to... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2016
Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Make sure to walk down Nes, you find great bars, restaurants and hotels such as Rho and V here. They are fixing up a lot of the buildings here, gutting them out. We can't wait to come back to discover the new places!

Thank Shanniche
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 December 2014

Most tourists do their strolling on Rokin, but one block beyond the waterway, where the construction just seems to go on and on, is a different neighborhood entirely. Check out the low-cost restaurants and other businesses. This is probably not the best street to be walking on alone after dark. Watch out for the puddles of urine and/or vomit which... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

...and wouldn't recommend it unless you are a heavy sleeper, and enjoy the charm of tourist wandering about at all hours urinating and shouting each others names. On the plus side the location is great for shops, there are a couple of nice bars along the Nes and you're minutes away from Rembrandtplein.

Thank Derek B
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

It looks like a poky back alley, but explore a little and you'll find all sorts of restaurants and hotels, plus a little bit of peace and relative quiet just off Nes square. There's also the Comedy theatre and other venues. Seems to be very popular with locals. I can recommend De Brakke Grond for lunch and Van Kerkwijk for... More 

Thank Sharon M
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

nice little restaurants are hidden in this street. try Mappa, good kitchen, nice service. be early or even better have a reservation, they are often full.

Thank nadinespitteler

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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