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- 98%Local Culture
- 87%Nightlife Lovers
- 64%Budget Travelers
- 63%Adventure Travelers
- 55%History Buffs
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- Red Light DistrictMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 28, 2013
Shocking, entertaining, and possibly offending -- Amsterdam's famous Red Light District is actually one of the most beautiful parts of the city. Full of gay bars, museums, shops, and of course, red-lighted windows, this district is much more than just a prostitute-ridden brothel neighborhood. The concept is tolerance, acceptance, and an open-minded attitude toward sexual freedom. Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, and protected in this district by the government (prostitutes pay taxes and are ensured medical care). But with long, winding cobblestone roads and 14th century architecture, plenty of shops and enjoyable cafes, you don't have to hire the services of the busty "escorts" to enjoy yourself here. And don't fear: this district is anything but seedy, and has an arsenal of policemen and body guards standing watch to protect the citizens. Just in case.
- Red Light DistrictMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
You can't go to Amsterdam and not go to the Red Light District.
It is in the middle of the city right off of Dam Sq and 5 minutes away from the Main Rail Station.
It is great people watching and interesting because for some reason it isn't sleazy.
Not really, I mean it is full of tourists gawking and women taking care of business.
- Red Light DistrictMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Oct 19, 2013
If you visit Amsterdam it will be a pity if you don't check out the place. Its a popular red light district worldwide. With the exception of Reeper Bahn in Hamburg, I would say its safe enough walking around this place although as forewarned I keep holding on to my bag :) The " women" are on the display windows = all ages and sizes :) Take your pick.
- Red Light DistrictCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Oct 17, 2013
Wow this is such an interesting experience! Prostitution is legal here! The prostitutes rent out little red lit rooms for 80-100 euros a night and favors start at 50 euros for 15 min. All thoughout the streets, girls are knocking on windows and posing in the windows to seduce their next client. Fascinating.
- Red Light DistrictMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Oct 14, 2013
The heart of Amsterdam! So much of what this city is about. With the cameras on all the street corners the have done a great job at cleaning up the criminal element in this part of the city. It felt completely safe! And there were even families walking around.
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- Red Light DistrictMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
The Red Light District is in central Amsterdam so even if you have no particular desire to visit, you may find yourself there just as you are walking around. That's what happened to me. It is a curious experience but during the day, not threatening or dangerous. It was just something you don't see in North America.Recommended for
- Red Light DistrictJul 25, 2013
te red light district is no longer the romantic area of sexual freedom and fun. he city has repressed the prostitution not for reasons of the sexual morality, but because prostitution has become a kind of women slavery and violance. We try to bring in other comerce like fashion and design to keep this area alive. For me it is more or les a nostalgic area, remembering on those days........
- Red Light DistrictMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesMay 24, 2013
Legalized prostitution in Amsterdam: it's still there, but the mayor is trying to get rid of it in a hurry, so if you want to see it, be quick to come visit. It's also a nice place to "just walk around" (yeah, right) and there are some very good bars with rock music in the vicinity. Can't go wrong for a boys night out, here!!