Red Light District, Amsterdam

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For a view into another world, explore the infamous Red Light District, named for its bright red brothel lights. Though these districts are known around the world for hosting (in this case, legal) prostitution, sex theaters, and sex shops, this particular area has become an incredibly popular tourist destination. Explore the city's De Wallen neighborhood, which is home to its oldest and largest red-light district. De Wallen has been a popular place for prostitution since the 13th century, when the Damrak became a harbor. Walk along the canal in the evening, take in the novel sights and signs, and notice the typical 14th-century Dutch architecture in this historical district. There can be sites in this area that are not appropriate for children. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Amsterdam holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Red Light District and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Learned a lot about the history as well as the present operation of the sex industry. The area was pretty quite on a weekday in November. 
    Learned a lot about the history as well as the present operation of the sex industry. The area was pretty quite on a weekday in November.  more »
  • We were on a walking tour that took us into the red light district. An interesting place and the guide said it was much more lively at night. 
    We were on a walking tour that took us into the red light district. An interesting place and the guide said it was much more lively at night.  more »
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  • No matter if you’re traveling in the Day Time or Night Time, this area is nice and chill. I went in OCT22 and the crowd isn’t as bad as the summer. Weather was around 65 degrees as well. No coat needed but check weather before leaving coat lol!
  • A very special place for visit, make sure not to photo the people who works here, only take photo on the bridge

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