The Red Light District
Nestled between canals and alleys in the part of Amsterdam that really looks different from the rest of the city is the Red Light District – the most widely popular area of the city.
This well-known neighborhood is located in the heart of the oldest part of town and covers several different streets, canals, and alleys.
Of course, the Red Light District can be considered an acquired taste. Wondering why? Here, prostitution is legal and if you want to wander down the streets of De Wallen, prostitution is pretty visible too. In fact, this is one of the few places in Europe where legal brothels still exist and function as they did hundreds of years ago.
In Medieval times, women in the business would carry red lanterns to attract customers. Nowadays, brothels try to keep the experience similar. You can take a walk and watch the sex workers through large windows covered in red light until you choose a suitable one to hire. Outstanding, right?
The Red Light District is available during the day as well, but the real experience is at night. No matter if you wish to try the full experience or you would rather just take a look, the feeling in the area is unimaginable. Where else would you find hundreds of people legally enjoying activities that are considered unethical or illegal in the larger portion of the world?
There is so much more to see than the sex workers and brothels, of course. Peep shows, sex museums, coffee shops, this area offers a little something for everyone. Just remember, taking photos of the sex workers are prohibited by law and the fines can be apocalyptic for your holiday.
And since you will most likely go at night, you should also take advantage of your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket. To further lift the mood, why don’t you take a closer look at some of our hotspots? If you are yet unfamiliar with some of the other benefits of your ticket, it gives you entrance and a welcome drink or shot at many of the best venues and clubs in the city.
Therefore, a drink here and there is the most suitable way to fulfill your exhausting city tour.