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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  • The red light district is just fab! The whole area has a fun and flirty atmosphere. Me and my friend went to see a peep show too. Really good fun! It's not something you see every day. Its absolutely ...  more »
  • When we came back to the USA from this vacation, everyone asked if we went into the Red Light District. So, if you are going to Amsterdam, you must go here! It is very interesting to see everything ou...  more »
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