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Amsterdam Red Light District (De Wallen) Tours and Tickets

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Most famous for its streetside brothels, Amsterdam's Red Light District (De Wallen) also houses scenic canals, bustling restaurants, bars, and plenty of shopping opportunities. While this controversial neighborhood may not be for everyone, its winding cobblestone streets and narrow alleys evoke Amsterdam’s rich history and laid-back culture.

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Amsterdam Red Light District and Coffee Shop Private Tour

Amsterdam Red Light District and Coffee Shop Private Tour

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Feel the pulse of Amsterdam’s Red Light District and coffee shops on a private walking tour with a local guide. As you stroll the cobbled lanes, see red-lit windows, sex shops, and erotic theaters; and listen as your guide separates facts from fiction about the area’s past and the legalization of prostitution in 2000. Discover Amsterdam's coffee shop culture or upgrade to include admission to the Sexmuseum, whose exhibits chart eye-popping erotica through the ages.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$92.78
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US$92.78
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District tour including sex museum

Private Amsterdam Red Light District tour including sex museum

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Explore Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District and see a side of Dutch culture many visitors miss on this private walking tour. With your guide to lead the way, walk through the narrow streets and discover local landmarks like the Oude Kerk (Old Church)—Amsterdam’s oldest building. Gain insight into the city’s liberal sex industry, and find out about the city’s thriving café culture. Admission to the Sex Museum is included.
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  • 2 hours
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US$102.61
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide.
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  • 1 hour
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic Van Gogh paintings, Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum attracts lines often in excess of two hours. Beat the crowds with this priority admission ticket that also includes an Amsterdam canal cruise, during which you get unobstructed views of the city's waterside attractions. This stress-free combo ticket is an ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time in the Dutch capital.
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  • 3 hours
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Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour
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Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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This small-group walking tour, limited to just 12 people, gives you an intimate and insider’s view of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. An informative guide leads your group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, Nieuwmarkt, and the infamous Red Light District. During this morning stroll, learn intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.
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  • 3 hours
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US$35.41
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

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Discover the truth behind the famous Amsterdam Red Light District on a private 2-hour tour, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the Netherlands’ capital. As you stroll along the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring, you’ll pass Oude Kerk (Old Church) and explore Chinatown. Plus, stop to sample three Dutch specialities, including cheese, kroket (croquette), and stroopwafel (thin waffles).
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  • 2 hours
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US$111.34
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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller Choice Award 2022)

All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller Choice Award 2022)

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks

Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks

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The best way to explore the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring is indisputably by boat. Get a different perspective of the Dutch capital while avoiding the crowds on land during this relaxing canal cruise that, unlike other similar tours, includes unlimited Heineken beer, wine, and soft drinks for a budget-friendly price. Plus, several departure times throughout the day mean you can slot the cruise into almost any schedule.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$24.89
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Amsterdam Small-Group Walking Tour

Amsterdam Small-Group Walking Tour

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Start your journey with the best introduction to Amsterdam. A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. This 2.5-hour* walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. After the tour, you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$21.72
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Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of 1-Hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise. Select a 24-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus, you pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
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Luxury Boat Tour Amsterdam: Guide included

Luxury Boat Tour Amsterdam: Guide included

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Get the ultimate Amsterdam experience during this open boat cruise on the city's canals. With the hospitality of a captain and hostess, you'll enjoy the city's sights, such as the Magere Brug, the Amstel River, and the Old Church, with a drink in hand (available for purchase).
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  • 1 hour
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US$20.74
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Bike Rental in Amsterdam

Bike Rental in Amsterdam

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It can be hard to tick off all of Amsterdam’s highlights when exploring by foot. Open up the city with bike rental, and travel easily between locations while still enjoying an intimate look at landmarks such as the Old Church, Rijksmuseum, or Vondelpark. Choose a rental period that suits your schedule, and receive insider tips from the local provider, before benefiting from the freedom to explore at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 14 days
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Amsterdam Small-group Walking Tour with Luxury Open Boat Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Small-group Walking Tour with Luxury Open Boat Canal Cruise

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Discover how Amsterdam earned the moniker "Amsterdam of the North" on this small-group combination tour. Starting with a walking tour through the city center, you'll see the most important landmarks and discover the history of the city through your guide's stories. Afterward, you'll explore its waterways on an open-boat canal cruise.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Amsterdam Canals Small-Group Boat Tour with Captain Jack
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Amsterdam Canals Small-Group Boat Tour with Captain Jack

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Discover the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) on a cruise captained by Captain Jack, who has lived in the Netherlands’ capital for his entire life. You’ll explore in a group limited to only six passengers, so you enjoy an intimate experience and receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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Skip-the-Line Heineken Experience Amsterdam and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Skip-the-Line Heineken Experience Amsterdam and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Combine two of Amsterdam’s top-selling experiences and save money with a Super Saver Heineken Experience and canal cruise package—a convenient and budget-friendly choice that’s ideal for first-time visitors. Guarantee your entry to the often sold-out Heineken Experience by booking in advance and get unobstructed views of Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed waterways, without the crowds on land, during a canal cruise—a quintessential Amsterdam experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Red Light District tour with a private guide

Amsterdam Red Light District tour with a private guide

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Amsterdam's red-light district (De Wallen) is one of the city's most interesting areas. Rather than wandering around by yourself, book this private guided tour to learn about the area's history as well as its current situation. See such landmarks as the Old Church, which is the oldest building in Amsterdam, as well as places that you'd never find on your own.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District tour with food tastings

Private Amsterdam Red Light District tour with food tastings

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Explore Amsterdam's notorious Red Light District and also learn about Dutch food culture while you walk from Central Station to Dam Square. This private tour gets you away from the crowds with a dedicated guide to share knowledge of Dutch law, including topics like prostitution. Along the way, taste foods such as a kroket, Dutch cheese, and stroopwafel.
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  • 2 hours
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US$111.34
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Amsterdam's Red Light District: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Amsterdam's Red Light District: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Amsterdam banned guided tours of its notorious Red Light District on 1 January 2020. But you can still learn the ins and outs of this fascinating area by downloading this great audio guide, which uses your phone’s GPS but works even when you’re offline. Learn about historic churches, flood defences, and Amsterdam history, and the role that legalized sex work has played in this tolerant city.
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  • 35 minutes
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

Amsterdam 1-Hour Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

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Discover hidden corners in Amsterdam’s scenic waterways unreachable by many boats on this canal cruise. Aboard a solar-powered vessel, hear tales with your audio-guide while snapping photos of the historical waterfront sights. Pass highlights such as the Anne Frank House and the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. A variety of departure times makes this a convenient sightseeing activity.
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  • 1 hour
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All Inclusive Amsterdam Evening Cruise by Captain Jack Amsterdam
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All Inclusive Amsterdam Evening Cruise by Captain Jack Amsterdam

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Amsterdam by night is magical, with the street lights and gables reflected in the dark waters of the canal. Feel the romance on this classic canal cruise, in an open boat with a quiet (and sustainable) electric engine, plus an onboard bar. You’ll see sights from Jordaan to the Houseboat Museum, Amstel and the Westerkerk, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
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  • 1 hour
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Luxury Summer Boat Tour in Amsterdam with Bar on board
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Luxury Summer Boat Tour in Amsterdam with Bar on board

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Board a customized electric boat for a one-of-a-kind cruise on the canals of Amsterdam. Choose your sailing time and relax during a luxurious 1-hour ride on a small, open boat. The narrated tour begins and ends at a convenient location, in front of the Anne Frank House. Blankets and pillows are provided.
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  • 1 hour
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PRIDE Amsterdam's Gay Queer LGBTQI+ Historical Tour.

PRIDE Amsterdam's Gay Queer LGBTQI+ Historical Tour.

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Get an in-depth look at LGBT history in Amsterdam on this walking tour with a guide who lived through the beginnings of the movement. Listen to an oral history of the 1980s and 1990s, when Amsterdam was the gay capital of the world, and visit landmarks important to LGBT history. With a small group of just 10 people, you'll have plenty of chances to ask questions and enjoy an intimate group atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours
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US$49.12
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Red Light District Tour by locals, small group or private (since 2022!)

Red Light District Tour by locals, small group or private (since 2022!)

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Always wanted to experience Amsterdam's famous Red Light District in a different and unique way? And from a insider perspective? Then we are your partner in guiding you around our favourite neighborhood. We see all special attractions of Amsterdam's most vibrant and lively area. Unique about this tour is that, apart from the highlights, we also go inside some famous and/or secret spots (depending on your preferences). This could include visiting a peepshow (if you dare), or going inside a hidden gem, while highlighting all historical and dirty details. We strive to work with small and/or private groups only, as a respect to the local community and regulations. Upon request we can make your tour more exclusive and tailormade. See below. Upgrade possibilities against extra charge: - Private group - Pick-up service at your hotel when located in the center - Drinks during the tour For our upgrade possibilities please contact us.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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US$68.77
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise with Live Guide
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise with Live Guide

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming, so experience Amsterdam in peace from the water. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point on this canal tour while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of this beautiful city. Get a great price when you book this cruise online.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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