Red light District

Put your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket to great use and explore Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District. It’s a place you cannot miss out on, especially if this is your first visit to the Dutch capital. Just a stone’s throw away from Central Station, you find yourself in a completely different world. A playground for adults with many facets to explore and your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket is the admission to a night you will never forget.


There's a unique allure to Amsterdam, the Netherlands' capital, that's anchored in its liberal mindset, artistic heart, and a rich culture of food and drink. However, it's the notorious Red Light District Amsterdam – teeming with history, vibrancy, and yes, those well-recognized scarlet-lit windows – that often comes to mind when this city is mentioned.

As the sun sets and city dwellers start their journey home, the heart of Amsterdam – 'De Wallen' – stirs to life. The red glow begins to dance along the canals of 'Oudezijds Voorburgwal' and 'Oudezijds Achterburgwal,' the lifelines of this unique part of town.

In this district, the atmosphere is as welcoming as it is intriguing. Wander around and soak in the vibrant energy that makes this area unique. Stroll down the narrow lanes such as 'Molensteeg' or 'Gordijnensteeg,' witnessing women in window frames, waiting to charm onlookers and negotiate with potential clients.

When a woman's red light is on, it signals her readiness for business. Curtains drawn? Something's happening behind. Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, as long as it's off the streets. Although the Dutch government doesn't restrict this occupation, they enforce strict tax laws, which are by no means exempt here.

Indeed, the age-old profession of prostitution has roots in the Netherlands dating back to the 1400s. Its legality has varied throughout history, and debates about its future continue. Yet, the 'Rosse buurt' or Red Light District Amsterdam remains open, offering far more than just intimate services.


De Wallen is home to more than just the women working in the red-lit windows. Looking for a private peepshow or a captivating onstage erotic performance? The district has you covered, boasting strip clubs, lap dance bars, and other adult entertainment venues on Oudezijds Voorburgwal.


Tip: Read everything and learn how to take advantage of your nightlife and explore the possibilities of your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket in the Red Light District of Amsterdam.


Thinking of a souvenir with a touch more spice than the typical refrigerator magnet? Step into one of the numerous adult novelty stores scattered around the district, each offering an assortment of interesting, and sometimes surprising, items. Explore the realms of your own curiosity, and don't hesitate to inquire about their unique offerings.

Red Light District Amsterdam


The Red Light District isn't merely an adult playground; it's a rich tapestry of history and culture. Uncover this neighborhood's fascinating past through guided tours, even those led by former sex workers. The area's museums – such as the Red Light Secrets (prostitution museum), Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, and the Erotic Museum – provide glimpses into the diverse and engaging history of this district. Additionally, the 'Our Lord in the Attic Museum' features a pristine 17th-century Dutch house hiding an entire Catholic church in the attic.


Beyond its iconic red windows, the district boasts Amsterdam's oldest structure – the 'Oude Kerk,' a 13th-century old church. At the 'Old Church Square' (Oudekerksplein), you'll find two sculptures – a hand caressing a breast and a bronze statue named Belle, honoring sex workers globally.

Monuments for sex workers.

On the ‘Old Church Square’ (Oudekerksplein) you can find two sculptures. The first is carefully tucked in between the cobblestones and pictures a hand holding a breast. It’s a tribute to the ladies who work in the area, but the artist remains unknown. Belle honors sex workers all over the world and is a bronze statue of a lady standing in a door frame. She’s also the only girl in the area that doesn’t mind having her picture taken, so take that holiday photo right here.

The only thing more seductive than the almost naked women covered in their famous red glow is the place they call home. Let Amsterdam’s red light district welcome you with open arms and make you feel like you’re part of the city, even if it’s just for a night.


Eager to dive into the nightlife? Amsterdam offers a plethora of opportunities to make your evening unforgettable. Enjoy the culinary delights of the city before the late-night revelry. Your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket provides the perfect springboard for a memorable night. Perhaps Rembrandt square?, a hub of nightlife hotspots, a mere 10-minute walk from De Wallen, could be your next destination.


Red Light District

Hungry? Pop in around dinnertime, lunch too on the weekends, and forget about the time because the kitchen closes late. The courtesy shot you receive with your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket is the perfect way to kick off the night. Add in a few more drinks, laughs and mischievous fun and your time in Sin City is guaranteed to be unforgettable.


As we said, it’s entirely up to you to choose the final destination of your evening, but may we suggest Rembrandt square? No less than seven Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket hotspots can be found at only 10 minutes walking distance from De Wallen. It’s the perfect place for those who like to keep their options open.

2 for 1 cocktails at Hot or Not

Situated within the area of red glowing houses, Hot or Not adds an extra dash of excitement to your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket adventure. As you navigate through the bustling streets, you'll be drawn to the electrifying atmosphere radiating from this popular destination.

Step inside and be greeted by a contemporary setting, where the music pulsates and the energy is palpable. The skilled mixologists behind the bar are ready to create an array of tantalizing drinks that will satisfy even the most discerning palates. Whether you prefer classic concoctions or innovative blends, Hot or Not's extensive drink menu has something for everyone. And with the unbeatable 2 for 1 cocktail deal, you and your companions can indulge in an evening of decadence without breaking the bank.

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Red Light District Amsterdam


 Use your ticket to get free entrance and dance the night away at Club Prime on R&B, dance, hip-hop, dance and of course what the Dutch do best: EDM. Dress up and mingle in a crowd of locals, students, and travelers where no one is out of tune. If you’re lucky your visit to Prime coincides with an edition of their famous NEON Party, in which case a little glow-in-the-dark paint is appropriate to wear for the evening.


Switch into the party mode because Smokey is ready to celebrate, whether it’s Monday, Wednesday or Saturday. Your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket gives you free entry, seven nights a week so there is literally no excuse to skip this venue.


Exploring the Red Light District Amsterdam with your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket also grants you unlimited access to over 30 nightclubs and bars located in all the popular nightlife districts. Add other nightlife perks and experiences to your itinerary to ensure a truly unforgettable exploration.

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TIP: With an Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket you get unlimited access to over 30 clubs and bars, various experiences and nightlife extras, welcome drinks and shots and 2 special components of a nightlife package: a bottle of sparkling wine and a canal cruise!

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