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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Enjoy a 1.5-hour evening canal cruise 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. Then, take in the neighborhood’s historical architecture and iconic red windows that light up the waterfront.


  • 2-hour evening Amsterdam Red Light District cruise and walking tour
  • Sip wine and nibble on a platter of Dutch cheeses and nuts as you cruise
  • Glide along Amsterdam’s canals, and see the famous Red Light District come to life
  • See the area’s iconic red-light windows plus Oude Kerk and the Grand Hotel
  • Learn about the Red Light District’s liberal culture from an onboard host

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-see for every visitor in Amsterdam is the Red Light District. The controversial area is also Amsterdam’s oldest district, so there are historical sights aplenty.

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Red Light District Cruise

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 want 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, and admire the sight of Amsterdam’s 5-star Grand Hotel, lit up against the sky.

As you travel, information is give about key sights from your onboard host. Learn about Oosterdok, the city’s eastern docks, and then finish your cruise back at the start point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This ended up being a candlelight canal and harbor cruise as we never did get off the boat to go see the Red Light District. However, my husband and I had a great time and would book this again if ever in Amsterdam. The larger groups were loaded first so they were in the back of the boat. Us and another couple got the two front booths all to ourselves so we could easily hear the captain and tour guide. They were both informative and funny and we learned a great deal about the history of the area. The meat/cheese/snack platter was quite nice and our wine glasses were never empty for very long. Seeing the sun set over the canals and the lights sparkle on the harbor was a highlight of our trip!

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