20x Amsterdam Red Light District Pictures
Check out these 20 best Amsterdam Red Light District pictures we took.
Amsterdam Red Light District Brothel Windows
A man talks to a sex worker at one of the 292 window brothels in the Red Light District, which is locally known as De Wallen.
Amsterdam’s Most Narrow Alley
Amsterdam’s narrowest alleyway is called the Trompettersteeg (translated: trumpet alley). It has nine window brothels and is one of the highlights during our Red Light District Tours.
The Main Canal In Amsterdam’s Red Light District
A pair of ducks resting besides the main canal of the Red Light District during the autumn season. This street offers most window brothels and most sex shows, like the Sex Palace Peep Show, Casa Rosso, the Moulin Rouge, etc. Here one can also find the Museum of Prostitution and the Erotic Museum. There are also many Dutch pubs on this street, like Cafe Old Sailor and Cafe De Zeevaart. Restaurant/ bar Mata Hari (which was named after a Dutch spy and prostitute) is a nice place for wining and dining.
Coffeeshop The Bulldog Amsterdam
Coffeeshop The Bulldog is often accredited as being the first coffeeshop in Amsterdam, it was actually the third. The first coffeeshop in Amsterdam was the Mellow Yellow, the second one was coffeeshop Rusland and then in December 1975 coffeeshop The Bulldog opened its doors.
Red Light District Amsterdam Street
Did you know that Amsterdam’s Red Light District is a residential area too? There are approximately 4.300 people who live in this area. Right in the middle of ‘De Wallen’ there’s an actual daycare. It’s located right next to window brothels and to the oldest church of Amsterdam (the Old Church).
The Red Light District area is called De Wallen: in Dutch. ‘Wallen’ comes from the canals that cross-sect Amsterdam’s Red Light District; the Oudezijds Voorburgwal and the Oudezijds Achterburgwal. A ‘burgwal’ means ‘defensive wall’ with a canal in front of it, but now the name is used for the canals itself, which were dug as a defensive perimeter around the medieval city center.
Amsterdam Weed Capital
Since buying weed is allowed in the Netherlands, everybody (who’s at least 18 years old) can buy pre-rolled joints. These are perfect for first time- or not regular smokers. The joints are offered with tobacco or with a herbal mix. We’d advice the more experienced smokers to roll their own joints.
Window Shopping In Amsterdam
A couple of guys are window shopping on the main street of Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
Amsterdam During The Summer Time
Some locals enjoying the beautiful weather next to the main-canal in the Red Light District.
Scenic Sights During The day
During the day you’d almost forget that this is the world famous Red Light District area.
Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshops
Only 7% of the Dutch use cannabis. Did you know that it’s against the law in the Netherlands to cultivate cannabis for commercial purposes? For this reason all Dutch “coffeeshops” have to get their supplies from the illegal market. Why? Hear about it during our super interesting tours with local guides in the Red Light District.
Amsterdam Red Light District Pictures: Hidden Art
This is a beautiful hidden gem in the area! It’s a hand placed on a female breast. It was placed in the middle of the Red Light District. It was done in the middle of the night back in 1993. Nobody knows where it came from or who the artist behind it is. Luckily, most people really liked it and the artwork has stuck around!
This is the Oudezijds Voorburgwal – the oldest canal in Amsterdam. During the day many boats, including canal cruises, pass by here. It’s the only canal in the Red Light District that is actually accessible for boats.
Café Old Sailor Bar
Café The Old Sailor is gearing up for another night in the Red Light District. Great place, which has been around for decades! Sometimes it can get a bit crowded though, especially during (international) football matches.
Amsterdam Red Light District Pictures: Neon Lights
These are located at the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, in the heart of the Red Light District.
Amsterdam Red Light District Pictures
A great overview shot of the main street of the area. Both sides of the canal are filled with window brothels and other erotic entertainment veneus.
Cannabis In the Netherlands
If you’ve never smoked a joint before and want to try it during your visit we have a good tip for you: don’t combine your first smoking experience with alcohol use. Take it easy and order a Dutch Chocomel.
The Condomerie Shop
World’s first shop dedicated solely to the sale of condoms and education about the necessity of practising safe sex. The Condomerie is also one of the highlights during our Offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District walking tours with a local guide.
Amsterdam Red Light District Sex Workers
Approximately 300 sex workers stand behind the window in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
De Wallen Is The Oldest Part Of Amsterdam
The Red Light District is located in the oldest part of Amsterdam. This is where it all started around the year 1200. Besides prostitution and drugs there are many scenic locations where you can sit back and enjoy the views that this beautiful Dutch city has to offer. Visit ‘De Wallen’ and experience how openminded, liberal and friendly Dutch people are.
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