Tours & activities in Amsterdam

Red Light District Tour

Experience the fascinating Amsterdam Red Light District with an expert local guide

ABOUT THE Red Light District Tour

Discover one of the most famous neighborhoods in Europe with this 2-hour walking tour. Join an experienced guide who will steer you through the diverse life along the streets of the Red Light District and see what Amsterdam’s oldest and most controversial neighborhood has to offer. From coffeeshops to sex theaters and fetish stores, find out the realities and fictions of this storied district.


Your Amsterdam Red Light District Tour meets daily at the National Monument at Dam Square and finishes at Warmoesstraat, next to the Oude Kerk.


One of Europe's most famous neighborhoods

People come from far and wide to experience Amsterdam's Red Light District. From the locals who live there, to the prostitutes who work there, to the travelers who visit its coffee shops, its hard to think of an area of Europe that is so diverse. On this walking tour, you'll see sites like the Condomerie, the Old Church at the heart of the Red Light District, fetish stores and the Prostitute Information Center.

Take guidance from a local

Your expert local guide is not only knowledgable on the Red Light District itself, but is also well up to speed on the challenges that face the locals that live and work within it. As more and more people flock to Amsterdam, it becomes harder for prostitutes to work, local shops to sell, and residents to live in this iconic neighborhood. On this Red Light District walking tour, you won't just hear the stories and the history - you'll also get essential information on how to integrate with the locals and have a minimum impact on their way of life.

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Your Amsterdam Red Light District Tour starts in front of the National Monument in Dam Square

  • Find shops like the Condomerie, sex shops and S&M specialists
  • Receive essential information on behaving like a local in the Red Light District
  • Learn about the prostitutes who work there, and the Prostitute Information Center
  • Discover hidden sculptures that reflect the life and history of the RLD
  • Visit Warmoestraat, the hardcore leather neighborhood


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Expert local guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Due to the high visitor numbers in the Red Light District, group sizes are strictly capped to a 20-person maximum. Book in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Any guest who is behaving inappropriately towards the residents or prostitutes of the Red Light District will be asked to leave the tour
  • This tour contains content that may not be suitable for younger guests
  • The tour runs rain, hail or shine, but is entirely outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Where the famous FREE Tour gives you a good overview of the city, the themed select tours give you a more in-depth look at some of the most fascinating periods or neighbourhoods of Amsterdam.

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