Francis S Australia
While the organisation at the meeting point was a bit chaotic and the size of the group was getting to the edges of being too large, the tour was fantastic due largely to the very experienced and entertaining guide Steve.
ollie brown Australia
This was an experience !!! Gave us a whole new understanding of these people and their working lives. Our guide was very knowledgable. Highly recommend
Tour was well done. Our tour guide was very informative and the pace was just right. Surprisingly or maybe not, most of our group was comprised of women. 16 vs. 6 men. I guess women are more curious?
Well done by an excellent guide proving to be interesting and educational. All you've ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask!!!
This was a great tour! Steven was our tour guide and he was AWESOME! We did the 8pm tour, and it was March so it was dark when we started and that was perfect. Can't imagine doing the tour in the day. You miss the ombiance of the area. The tour is informative and very interesting. Be forewarned though: the language used is explicit and a bit vulgar. When getting DETAILED information about how the RLD works no pun intended, you have to expect that given the culture of the area/business. It was not over the top or inappropriate at all, but don't do this tour and then say your offended by the language used on the tour. It's the RLD--you know what goes on there and if your embarrassed about sex and vocabulary associated with that, walk the area alone and skip the tour. Best part of my trip by far! Wouldn't do it alone, and it was all the things I never knew I wanted to know about the RLD but did! It was like finding out all the secrets of the RLD. Loved it! Made my friends and family blush when I tried to tell them everything I had learned! Enjoy!
The tour surpassed my expectations. Our guide, Xabier, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and conscientious. He made certain that all group members were able to hear him, and that no members missed out on any of the information. I am very glad I chose this tour as a means to learning about the area and its history.
Our guide was highly knowledgeable and provided an amazing tour experience. He let us know where we were headed so we could all stay as a group. He shared about the history of the Red Light District, as well as, other information that we wouldn't have otherwise known about Amsterdam in general. We explored areas that we wouldn't have checked out, if we hadn't of gone on the tour. Great time, I would definitely recommend it.
Our guide, Jan, was fabulous! We were a group of 15 and everyone could hear him clearly when he was sharing information with the group. At each stop along the way he would share information/stories and then advise us of the route we would be walking and where we would meet up so that no one was lost or unable to keep up the pace. the weather was beautiful which helped make the walking very pleasant.
Excellent tour that provided a lot of history about the area. Highly recommend it
Michael Benj Australia
This was a very informative and interesting expose into a side of life that one usually knows about but don't get involved in. Our Guide with 20 years experience as a guide knew all about the history and workings of this industry and gave an informative and unbiased neutral view. She was entertaining as well. I recommend it to get an understanding of how Amsterdamers think and respect and tolerate each other so well.
Steven was an excellent tour guide! Very knowledgeable, direct and most of all a fantastic sense of humour that made the tour both informative and enjoyable. We saw and learned a great deal :. You will never have the same kind of experience walking through the red light district on your own - we recommend you take this tour.
We had an 8 PM guided tour through the red light district with Steven. Steven is a local native who is very informative and has extensive knowledge on legal implications of the prostitution in the area. We were very fortunate to have him as our guide. The red light district has brought prostitution out of the shadows and made it a legal business. The area, a historical neighborhood, is monitored by the police 24 hours a day and the girls are paying taxes on their income up to 55 which is substantial for some. They are self employed making as much as 10,000 a month. They advertise and negotiate behind secured shatterproof lock doors. They can approve or reject anyone. The tour ended at the Museum of Prostitution. I recommend wholeheartedly taking this very interesting 2 hour tour with Steven. Tom and Sharon Fischer, Denver, CO USA
travelingsenior United States of ...
A very informative and safe walking tour 8-10pm even for a solo woman traveler. Learned about the social, legal, and healthcare issues involving the prostitutes visited the Prostitution Museum and saw and gained far more than one could have by walking around independently.