Red Light District, Amsterdam

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For a view into another world, explore the infamous Red Light District, named for its bright red brothel lights. Though these districts are known around the world for hosting (in this case, legal) prostitution, sex theaters, and sex shops, this particular area has become an incredibly popular tourist destination. Explore the city's De Wallen neighborhood, which is home to its oldest and largest red-light district. De Wallen has been a popular place for prostitution since the 13th century, when the Damrak became a harbor. Walk along the canal in the evening, take in the novel sights and signs, and notice the typical 14th-century Dutch architecture in this historical district. There can be sites in this area that are not appropriate for children. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Amsterdam holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Red Light District and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Nothing special. Of course it is quite modern and uncommon, but it's almost like tinder but you have to pay. Tourist atraction? I think that it's good to go there once, to see how it looks if you...  more »
  • We visited during the day and night. It is a safe place to be even at night, we saw lots of drunk people at night as mentioned in other review, but it was not dangerous, that is a very misleading...  more »

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