10/10 Thys! An excellent tour, informative, well researched and fun. I thoroughly enjoyed walking around the area and learning about the history, the architecture and hearing the stories.
Get the insider's version of Amsterdam's Red Light District history and culture on this night walking tour, with background info you wouldn't get from simply strolling on your own. Follow your guide past buzzing coffee shops, nightlife hot spots, and local hangouts while listening to commentary on the famous neighborhood. Highlights include Chinatown, the Museum of Prostitution, and the city's first condom shop.
Meet your guide and group of fellow adventurers in central Amsterdam's Dam Square. After a short orientation, set off on foot through the famous Red Light District for a thorough understanding of the Dutch people's more liberal, yet regulated, approach to many acts and substances criminalized in other countries, such as sex work and marijuana. Along the walk, you'll learn the history of the neighborhood and stop by highlights that many tours miss, avoiding some of the awkwardness of exploring the area on your own.
Take in the neighborhood's vibe as you pass the legendary coffee shops, nightlife hot spots, and red-lit windows with services on offer. Your guide will talk at length about the origins, history, and modern-day iterations of the district and what it means to Amsterdam's culture as a whole. Highlights include the Hangover Information Center, the Museum of Prostitution, the world's first condom shop, and some of the city's most popular coffee shops.
At the conclusion of your tour, you can get pointers on where to explore further on your own from your guide.
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We had Martijn as our tour guide - he was able to tell us lots about the history of Amsterdam and the Red light district. The tour lasted for around 1.5 hours and the group size was just over 10 people. It was a very...More
Thank you for the wonderful review Hannah. I'll let Martijn know that you enjoyed his tour.
Very informative and interesting tour delivered with humour and enthusiasm from an excellent guide (Martijn)- would definitely recommend
Thank you for the recommendation! I'll tell Martijn that you enjoyed his tour!
Highly recommended tour. Martijn, our guide, was witty , knowledgeable, friendly and personable. I coped some flak from Dutch friends who wondered what on earth I was doing taking our boys (aged 15 & 20) on this tour (although it was the 20yo who asked...More
Thank you for the wonderful review! Martijn will be happy to hear that your family enjoyed his tour. :)
Loved Amsterdam, very crowded on the weekend though and accomodation very expensive. But its all part and parcel of going to Amsterdam, prefered walking round the city amazing architecutre and the fact that if you get accomodation in the city centre you can walk everywhere...More