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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  • We just walked the streets in the afternoon time and just being here to see it and see what goes on down here.. very cool experience we didn’t not participate in any of the stores.. but if your in... 
    We just walked the streets in the afternoon time and just being here to see it and see what goes on down here.. very cool experience we didn’t not participate in any of the stores.. but if your in...  more »
  • I guess the Red Light District is something you have to see when visiting Amsterdam because of its reputation and notoriety. It's perfectly safe to walk about this area at any time. Evenings and... 
    I guess the Red Light District is something you have to see when visiting Amsterdam because of its reputation and notoriety. It's perfectly safe to walk about this area at any time. Evenings and...  more »
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  • ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ The most beautiful and interesting place in Amsterdam. ALL THE PEOPLE MUST VISIT THIS PLACE!!!!!! 😜 😜 😜
  • Different kind of window shopping, would recommend.

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