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Private Tour: Amsterdam Red Light District and Coffee Shop Tour

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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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.
  • Hear the facts and fiction behind Amsterdam’s tolerant attitudes and laws
  • Learn about the area’s colorful past and how prostitution came to be legalized
  • Visit a vibrant coffee shop to learn about Amsterdam's coffee shop culture
  • Upgrade to visit the Sexmuseum, a showcase of historical erotic art and objects


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An interesting look at another side of Amsterdam
Delia P
, Dec 2019
This was an excellent tour. Our guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We got an excellent overview of the history of both the red light district and the coffee shops. Fascinating. Definitely a tour worth taking...
1Great Tour
, Nov 2019
Our tour was really informative but not boring!! Stan gave us great information that was truly interesting. We felt safe and saw many cool sites! He really knows his Dutch facts! Being a private tour it felt like a friend was showing us around the city. Thanks Stan!
Friendly and Informative Tour. Do not hesitate to Book!
, Oct 2019
Tony was punctual and gave us an amazing tour of the Red Light District. He was not only friendly but he also was considerate in asking us if there was anything specific we wanted to see or do. My husband and I really enjoy learning about the history, and Tony was very informative. We not only learned about the history but also how it is currently. I highly recommend booking this tour with Tony. You will not be disappointed. He was very reliable, and we really enjoyed it. We would never have learned so much or seen different areas around the red light district if it would not have been with him.
Great tour
Chery C
, Jul 2019
This tour was much more than we expected. Our guide gave us a great tour and told interesting historical facts and then went on to explain the history of the district and the coffee houses.
Надежда Н
, Jul 2019
The tour was familiar and the guide was well prepared, but it was not my taste. The other part of Amsterdam was great. I liked the city very much.
Amazing and Authentic
, Jun 2019
Alexandra was amazing, and having a tour guide from Amsterdam helped us to understand and appreciate the history and authenticity of the city. Would definitely recommend
Great walking tour
Gordon W
, May 2019
Very informative and fun. Enjoyed the walking tour very much. The area was interesting and the tour guide made the tour fun!
, May 2019
Our tour guide, Tony(?), was wonderful! In spite of his being (only) 21, he was very considerate of our aged group. Tony was prompt at meeting us at the designated location at Central Station and took us on a well-paced informative and interesting tour of the Red Light District. We thought our tour was going to occur later in the evening, but he contacted us about considering an earlier time. I am very glad he did. He explained the Red Light district could become quite bustling in the evenings; we could already see the pace picking up as our tour was ending. FYI - You must provide your birthdate to take this tour; I can only assume Tony or Viator had the foresight to determine our group would be more comfortable with an earlier tour. He made certain we were able to get back to our hotel before departing.
Fun tour
, Apr 2019
Tony was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. He was on time and a professional. Would recommend him.
Highest recommendation
, Mar 2019
The private Red Light District tour was exceptional. Tony was a wonderful and informative guide, and also very knowledgeable. There were only two people on the tour, so when it says private tour, it is no exaggeration. Tony outlined the general history of the area, as well as many other social and urban development aspects. He also took a great photo of us with a pleasing subject/background balance. The walk through the bona fide red light parts was done with courtesy and deference to the locals and ourselves. We saw in the newspapers that these tours are going to be discontinued as from next year. I understand the reasoning (esp. avoiding the impression that this part of Amsterdam is like a theme park), but the way Tony did the tour it was not disrespectful or stereotypical in any way. He is a great guide and this tour gets five stars from us. Hopefully such small private tours will continue to be allowed, because this was not really a tour - it was an opportunity to experience a very real place with someone who was more than a local friend than a guide.

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