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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour

Take an adults-only walking tour through Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide for an enlightening and illuminating experience. You'll visit the Museum of Prostitution and stroll narrow streets, such as Zeedijk, as you explore ‘De Wallen’ in safety. Discover the history of this centuries-old profession while you walk past windows where you may glimpse the women and learn the function of the red lights.


  • Amsterdam Red Light District tour
  • Two-hour escorted walking tour through Amsterdam's Red Light District
  • Visit to the Museum of Prostitution
  • Enlightening insights into the oldest profession in the world
  • Safely escorted by a reliable local guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you're at all curious, this is a safe way to explore this lively area. You also get the opportunity to visit the Museum of Prostitution to get a look behind the scenes.

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam Walking Tour of The Red Light District

Rather than the shady bars and disreputable clientele of centuries past, Amsterdam’s once-dangerous Red Light District has today found a resurgence as a welcoming destination filled with friendly pubs and restaurants.

Meet your guide in central Amsterdam in the late evening for a walking tour of the Red Light District, known in Dutch as De Wallen. While you stroll through a network of narrow streets, including Zeedijk — once a well-known spot for sailors seeking night amusements — listen as your knowledgeable local guide shares insights about the infamous district.

Start with a visit to the Museum of Prostitution, where you can take a peek behind the scenes of the world’s oldest profession. See displays that include costumes and props used from the past to the present.

During your 2-hour tour, have a look at the exteriors of some 300 ‘kamers,’ or cabins, where you might catch a glimpse of ladies of the night behind glass windows illuminated with red lights.

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Customer Reviews

Dennis H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had just a great time. The guide was very good and very knowledgeable. He showed us things we never would have known about on our how. A must do tour.

Hope S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was really good. My friend and I went and were a little hesitant to go because we thought we could really just walk the red light district ourselves. This tour offered so much more. We were able to learn about the different parts of the red light district and the history of it. Very informative.

Ann B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fun trip. I took my 20yr old daughter with me :-. We learned a lot about the history of this district and were able to see first hand without feeling too silly how it all works. Noting I need to repeat, but am glad I went. Now, I know what all the talk is about.

Hannah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was truly fantastic! The tour guide we had was a lady who had been doing this tour for 19 years and it showed! The information and facts she was able to provide were fascinating! This was so worth the money! This was a great way to learn about such a big part of Amsterdam's culture and really be able to understand what it's all about! This tour was also well worth the money for the included entry into the museum of Prostitution, it proved very interesting and eye-opening! Definitely a must-do tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

So much fun, a good last, and actually quite informational!

Jack R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I was consistently entertained. Very informative as well.

Sandra H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour, the guide was brilliant fun and we learnt sooo much!! Highly recommend you do this tour

Matea M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The most exciting tour with a lot of information, not only about Red Light district! Highly recommended!

Keith C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Although the group was large, the tour organiser had us all under control.
Fascinating history and all our questions answered.
A great eye opener and professionally conducted with respect for the 'working windows
Definitely a MUST do!

Thelma N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very educational and our guide was extremely knowledgable

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