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Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide

Badge of ExcellenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the buzzing nightlife and racy reputation of Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District on this walking tour. Wind your way through the streets of Amsterdam’s most iconic neighborhood and embrace the weird, wonderful and wacky! Along the way, see oddities like the world’s first condom shop and the Museum of Prostitution; weave through colorful Chinatown, and snap photos of Amsterdam’s scenic canal ways.
  • Guided walking tour of Amsterdam’s Red Light District
  • Pass sights like Dam Square, Casa Rosso, Chinatown and the Museum of Prostitution
  • Experience the atmosphere and off-beat culture of Amsterdam
  • Get the inside scoop from a local guide

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Dam Square
    Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

    The meeting point is on Dam Square, two meters in front of the tall white National Monument. You can recognise the guide by his black umbrella with our red light logo on it and his black cap with the same logo.

Start time

05:00 PM

End point

  • Oudekerksplein
    Oudekerksplein, 1012 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We've been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Telegraph, Fox News, Yahoo & the Huffington Post! Explore Amsterdam's most fascinating area during a Red Light District Tour with a licensed local guide. Learn everything about legal prostitution, the liberal Dutch culture, 'coffeeshops', Amsterdam's history and the famous 'Wallen' area. Super interesting and much fun!
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • A moderate amount of walking is involve; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Highly recommended tour, just be aware it’s not for kids or the offended in sex discussions
We had a great time on this tour, this is a must do in Amsterdam.
Unfortunately as of April 1st, 2020, the City of Amsterdam has banned to guided tours to the Red Light District.
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Martin was the best
Tanisha, Mar 2020
Martin was our guide and to say the least, he was very good at his job. He knows EVERYTHING about sex and drugs and was eager to share. He had a good sense of humor and his jokes were good. We learned alot about the politics, health care, benefits, and exactly how the free drugs and legal sex works. Very fascinating.
Fun times!
Aida_M, Mar 2020
Awesome time with friends lots of laughs, and tour guide was great. He had lots of information of the area...
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent and informative
Chiraz_K, Feb 2020
Excellent tour. David the your guide (from Canada) living in Amsterdam, a knowledgeable historian and excellent story teller. Covered a lot of information that we wouldn't know otherwise. He well explained the driving stories behind the Red light district, the religious, economic and legislative factors are interesting to learn and comprehend the reasons behind it. Unfortunately as of April 1st, 2020, the City of Amsterdam has banned to guided tours to the Red Light District.
The tour guide martin
moluna1, Feb 2020
Martin was our tour guide and he was great loads of information given . Most of the information was out the drugs and not the red light district but still very good . Thank you
Rasmus R, Jan 2020
Nice tour, chill and relax guide. However, for the price we had expected more information, and not just jokes and personal stories.
A wonderful sightseeing experience
Antonia_L, Jan 2020
The concept of this tour is great and we really enjoyed it. We learned so much about the district, as well as the city itself.
A great learning activity
Martin_H, Jan 2020
Our guide, Martin, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. A great 90 minutes walking through the red light district.
A must
Rokaya C, Dec 2019
Taking the words from our tour guide Martin it’s a wonderful way to get to know the red light District without having to walk down by yourself this is a wonderful tour Martin is a great tour guide well-versed in his history off the red light district and of the country as a whole I thoroughly enjoyed the tour
Great tour!
Kevin_D, Nov 2019
Guide was informative and well educated about the area. We learned a lot and had a few laughs along the way.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Interesting and informative
Marian_D, Nov 2019
Adult tour which gave real insight into the Red Light district. Great guide with personal knowledge of the area. Not dampened by the rain !
Great Tour
mt190, Oct 2019
Very personable and well informed. Used humor and shared loads of facts. Answered all questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. Respectful of the workers. An interesting way to spend an evening in Amsterdam.
Amazing guide! What a fun time our group had!
Sumi R, Oct 2019
Fabulous, informative experience of the Red Light district. What I learnt was a lot more about the Dutch- amazing, fun, kind, friendly people...super practical! High on my reco list. Don’t miss!!
Red Light District Tour with Martin
Roxanne A, Oct 2019
Great tour of the red light district, drug culture and the history and current liberal views of Amsterdam. Not for the easily offended. Martin was an open book and very honest about the red light district and drug use in Amsterdam. Not your average tour, very entertaining. Would definitely recommend.
Great tour
Chris T, Oct 2019
Maarten was our guide. Very knowledgeable and told it to you straight. Highly recommended tour, just be aware it’s not for kids or the offended in sex discussions
Interesting and enjoyable
Madalyn_W, Oct 2019
Our guide was funny and had some interesting facts about the district. Plenty of laughs and some good tips for heading out solo for our first time too. Definitely happy we did the tour 😊
Red light district tour
Elizabeth_C, Oct 2019
Nice and our tour guide was great he was knowledgeable of the areas and allowed us to relate to each spot we visited
Good Job!
Mary Ann S, Sep 2019
We had a great time on our tour. Our guide (unfortunately, forgot his name), was friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. Looking forward to our next visit.
Great tour
Caitlin_A, Sep 2019
Did this on our first night in Amsterdam/Europe to get a feel of the place. We absolutely loved it. Martin was super friendly and informative, but do not book this if you're easily offended!
Excellent tour
Noelle L, Sep 2019
Would highly recommend this tour. Martin our tour guide was great. We learnt loads along the way about Amsterdam and the red light district and Martin had a great sense of humour.
Makes you think!
avbarrett1966, Aug 2019
Despite being caught in a downpour me, hubby, 18yr old son and his girlfriend really enjoyed the tour. We would never have found the places or the facts/history for ourselves. A very non politically correct tour from a Dutchman very proud of his country. How refreshing! We felt it was great value for money, much more than the other stuff we did, so much so we were pleased to leave a tip, which is not usual for us!! Don't miss it.


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