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Review of Red Light District

Red Light District
Ranked #22 of 611 things to do in Amsterdam
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This area in the oldest part of Amsterdam is known for the red neon windows that display barely-dressed prostitutes advertising their services; it's all perfectly acceptable as long as it stays inside this designated area of the city.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Walked around with my wife,all very tasteful not seedy at all.Everyone was walking around having a laugh at the naughty shop displays

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I'm no prude and I know the girls choose to do this (well I hope they have a choice) but the whole area is unbelievably tacky, it's mostly groups of drunk blokes laughing at the girls, parents dragging kids around the alleys (why!) and the girls running out shouting obscenities at tourists taking pictures (despite signs advising not to do this)

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A kind of seedy place with too many headshots and coffee shops and people. Some reasonable looking women working their windows. Don’t need to spend much time here.

Thank Walter F
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Everyone has to go here whilst in amsterdam! such an experience itself just walking through the red light district.

Thank Matthew D
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Whatever your view about it, the Red Light District is one of the things that defines Amsterdam and you miss part of the essence of the place if you don’t go. It only really comes alive at night when the girls appear in the windows, but because it’s carefully managed it doesn’t feel like a threatening place, though there are of course the inevitable groups of stag party goers and indeed Hen Parties too. There are plenty of couples there as well and my wife and I both found our strolls through interesting.

Thank rmhayes
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