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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Enjoy a 2-hour evening canal cruise and brief walking tour through the famous Red Light District, Amsterdam's oldest and most risqué neighborhood. Savor wine, Dutch cheese and nuts from the comfort of a table on board the boat. Take in the neighborhood’s historical architecture and iconic red windows that light up the waterfront. Halfway through the cruise, stop for photos by the magnificent Oude Kerk on a 20-minute walking tour of the area.


  • 2-hour evening Amsterdam Red Light District cruise and walking tour
  • Sip wine and nibble on a platter of Dutch cheeses and nuts while cruising
  • Glide along Amsterdam’s canals, seeing the famous Red Light District come to life
  • Explore on a walking tour, seeing the area’s iconic red-light windows plus Oude Kerk
  • Learn about the Red Light District’s liberal culture from a guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-see for every visitor in Amsterdam is the Red Light District, which is not only Amsterdam's oldest part but also its most notorious!

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Red Light District Cruise and Walking Tour

View Magere Brug lit up at night!

Hop aboard your boat near Amsterdam Central Station for a cruise along the canals of the city’s liveliest neighborhood! Historical bridges and red-light windows illuminate the water as you soak up the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan part of Amsterdam.

Your table has a bottle of both red and white wine on it plus orange juice and water, so pour yourself a glass of whatever you fancy to sip as you cruise. A platter of Dutch cheese and nuts is served shortly after you set off. Drift along the Herengracht, Amstel and Oudezijds canals before you hop off your boat at the Grand Hotel – this area’s luxury 5-star hotel.

From there, enjoy a 20-minute walking tour of the Red Light District, to learn about the neighborhood’s provocative attractions and traditional architecture. The area is best known for its window-front brothels, sexy shops and adult entertainment; however, you'll also see Oude Kerk to admire more than five centuries of architectural history.

After your walk step back on board your boat to continue your nighttime cruise. Pass Oosterdok, the city’s eastern docks, and then finish your cruise back at the start point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Ive recently come back from Amsterdam and I have to say that the red light district cruise and walking tour was by far the best thing we done whilst we were there. Our tour guide and captain were the nicest guys, very friendly and made us giggle. There were two bottles of wine on our table one red and one white and a cheese/ham/nuts plateau which were very yummy. The views were amazing. So pretty at night. On the way back we asked if we were able to have another bottle of wine and they were happy to give to us free of charge. Such a lovely cruise and I would definitely recommend to anyone going to Amsterdam!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was great !! We really enjoyed it ! Lovely ambiance ,romantic and the wine and cheese is very generous...this was one of my favorite moments from our trip !

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