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“It's Hot at Night”
Review of Red Light District

Red Light District
Ranked #10 of 596 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 26 June 2018 via mobile

For the more risque or taboo, most folks head to the Red Light district. With its menagerie of sex shops, x rated shows, and other offerings, it is quite a sight to see. Not a place for the easily offended and better to leave the kids at home as little is to be left to the imagination here.

Thank Josh P
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The area was surprising as I didn't expect it to be so lively and vibrant during the day. The museums are very interesting but also thought provoking. I found the experience of visiting the Prostitute Museum upsetting but intriguing at the same time. You can experience what it is like being the other side of the 'window' and there are individual accounts of what it was like being a prostitute. You can see the bed and bathroom of a working woman/man too and there is a commentary in most rooms on the tour.

2  Thank beearley
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

The whole place is buzzing with sex shops ,cafes and lovely women in the windows .
Do pop into the prostitute museum.

Thank Bedfordrl
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

What you expect. The women are actually really good looking and they were not we expected. Everything else was a filthy mess. It’s so crowded with guys who looked more like unwilling college guys betting each other to go in. For being all legal we only saw one person go in. We walked through and I could have totally done with out seeing it all. Waste of time.

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Interesting and kudos to a country that makes sex and sex business legitimate but it is unsettling and I'm glad I wasn't there with a child.

Thank OraLG
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