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Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

1. Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a tour of the Red Light District. Stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything that the area has to offer. Walk down some of the city’s narrowest streets. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective, and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the 1st coffee shop opened in Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, sex work, and political issues.

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Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Windows

2. Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Windows

Discover all the secrets of the Red Light District of Amsterdam with a local Dutch guide during this walking tour with a maximum of 4 participants. Learn about Dutch coffee shops, the history of Amsterdam's oldest neighborhood, and the women working behind the famous red windows. Wander around the scenic canals and narrow alleys of the area. Stroll past the Old Church, Amsterdam's oldest building, and learn about the famed 'Dutch tolerance'. You will learn about everything the Red Light District has to offer, from the Condomerie condom shop to the Prostitution Information Center. Listen as your guide tells you about the many sex shops, peep shows, bars, and coffee shops you will walk past.

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Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Snacks

3. Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Snacks

Join a walking tour of Amsterdam's Red Light District. From your local guide, hear about the beginnings of this notorious district and how it has changed over the years. Put the rumors to the test as you pass by the erotic window parlors and smell the aroma of marijuana drifting along the canals. Despite its reputation, be charmed as you discover the district’s vibrant history and explore its cobbled streets. Meander through the Red Light District's network of alleys lined with over 300 single-room cabins rented by sex workers. Learn about the interesting history of sex work in Amsterdam and the district's relationship to Dutch culture. Head down the narrow lanes and follow your guide into secret entryways. Become an expert on the area, people, and history in no time. Along the way, stop off at a local eatery to check out some local Dutch delicacies.

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Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour

4. Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour

Discover the secrets of Amsterdam's Red Light District on this guided walking tour. Learn about the women working in the district, the Dutch coffee shops, and the history of Amsterdam's oldest neighborhood. See the Old Church, Amsterdam's oldest building, and learn about the famed 'Dutch tolerance'. Be surprised by the open-mindedness displayed in the Red Light District, and wander around the city's narrowest alleys. Explore everything the Red Light District has to offer, from the famous 'Condomerie' shop to the Prostitution Information Center. Along the way, walk past sex and coffee shops while your tour guide explains everything about them. Be surprised as you witness how the neighborhood is an important part of Amsterdam and crucial to the city's history and development. See how the Red Light District continues to shock, yet charm to this day.

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Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Explore the notorious Red Light District of Amsterdam with a private guide. Learn about Amsterdam's liberal views about drugs and sex work in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets to see the sex workers’ windows, legal drug vendors, and live sex shows. Hear stories of how sex work works in the city. Learn about Amsterdam’s famous coffee shops where cannabis is sold, and discover what is legal and what is not. Your guide will explain what a coffee shop is, tell you what products are made from hemp, and much more. Along the way, discover the Condomerie condom store, see shops selling hardcore leather and sex goods, hear about the xxx-rated video cabins, and go to the Prostitution Information Center. Visit Amsterdam’s first coffee shop and see the historic defense tower of the Schreierstoren (Tower of Tears).

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Amsterdam: Private BBQ Cruise with Live Cook and Drinks

6. Amsterdam: Private BBQ Cruise with Live Cook and Drinks

Tasty food, drinks, and boating on Amsterdam’s canals are the features of this unique tour. Enjoy the city’s sights along with a tasty BBQ or vegetarian menu on this private 2-hour cruise. The private cruise takes you along the Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht, and by the Red Light district. Experience the history and the hotspots of the capital city. If you’re interested, you can hear fascinating stories about Amsterdam from the skipper. There are no concerns about the weather on this outing as the boat is equipped with a canopy. BBQ Menu: Pepper Steak, Shashlick, 2 skewers of chicken satay, sausages, hamburger Salads: Raw vegetables, potatoes, Russian and cucumber salads Sauces: Garlic, cocktail, BBQ, and satay Extras: Focaccia bread and herbed butter Vegetarian Menu: Vegetarian satay, vegetable burgers, vegetarian chicken, and vegetable skewers Salads: Raw vegetables, potatoes, Russian and cucumber salads Sauces: Garlic, cocktail, BBQ, and satay Extras: Focaccia bread and herbal butter Refreshments: Unlimited beer, prosecco, and soft drinks

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Amsterdam Red Light District: Private Walking Tour with Snack

7. Amsterdam Red Light District: Private Walking Tour with Snack

Join a relaxed private walking tour of Amsterdam's Red Light district. From your local guide, hear about the beginnings of this notorious district and how it has changed over the years. Put the rumors to the test as you visit the erotic window parlors and smell the aroma of marijuana drifting along the canals. Learn about the district’s vibrant history as you explore its cobbled streets. In De Wallen you’ll explore the network of alleys lined with over 300 single-room cabins rented by sex workers. Head down the narrow lanes and follow your guide into secret entryways. You’ll be an expert on the area, the people, and the history in no time. Along the way, stop off at a local eatery to try some local Dutch delicacies.

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Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

8. Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

For the cheese lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, the Red Light District, the Chinese neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Jordaan Street, and a walk past the Anne Frank House.   And in the end, you will enjoy the Dutch pancake menu in a very nice restaurant with typical Dutch dishes in the city center. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim of this tour is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this unique city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

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Amsterdam: Street Food Tasting Cruise

9. Amsterdam: Street Food Tasting Cruise

Enjoy a unique Amsterdam experience: a canal cruise along the world-famous waterways, taking in the sights with some local Dutch typical snacks, cold beer or wine in hand. Your Floating Food Tour cruise will take off near Central Station, from there you will cruise into the heart of the city. You will pass through the Amstel River, the 7 bridges and some more hidden gems that only a local skipper and host would know how to find. Learn about the city from these experts (whilst enjoying that open bar, of course). In between those iconic city spots, the boat will stop in some local delicacy shops and pick up fresh-made Dutch snacks such as Haring (local fish), the famous syrup cookie "Stroopwafel", the common Indonesian chicken saté, local cheese, and some fried specialties. The tour is open and easygoing, so feel free to ask any questions you might have about the Dutch cuisine, culture or anything for the rest of your stay. Experience a new side of Amsterdam with the luxury of an open bar.

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Amsterdam: Guided Redlight District and City Walking Tour

10. Amsterdam: Guided Redlight District and City Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Amsterdam with your professional German tour guide, and learn all about the history and culture of the charming canal city, including the exciting Red Light District. On this informative 2-hour walking tour through the beautiful little streets - numerous tips for your additional stay are included. This city tour combines two must-do tours: the Red Light District tour and the city center tour through Amsterdam's beautiful canal belt. Both are an absolute must in Amsterdam. Visit many highlights of Amsterdam's city center on this two-in-one tour, stroll past picturesque canal houses and learn why Amsterdam is considered one of the most free-spirited places in the world and what life is like today in this cosmopolitan, tolerant and multicultural city. Find out where to find the most culinary delights and which districts you should explore on your own by bike. The city is also home to the exciting Red Light District- A historically grown district indispensable in Amsterdam. Learn everything there is to know about the negotiations between punters and prostitutes, their income and expenses, such as prices, room rent, and taxation, as well as the women's safety. Discover the control mechanisms in the neighborhood and question the structures of sex work. This tour perfectly captures all facets of Amsterdam and is therefore wonderfully suitable as an introductory tour.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam Red Light District

It was an amazing tour with our guide Stephan. He was very friendly and accommodating. Because we did this tour earlier in the day the Red Light District was still very active. Stephan his story telling was excellent and he was a great guide overall. A must do for anyone visiting the city. Highly recommended!

Excellent tour with our guide Stan. He was very informative and accommodating. We were in a small group with just two other people what made it a very personal experience. A must do for anyone that want to learn about the city and Red Light District area. Highly recommended

It was a really fun, varied and informative tour, without which we would certainly have simply walked past some corners or would not have discovered them in the first place.

Great experience with a really great tour and interesting stories.

Tolle Tour mit unserem Guide Stephan. Vielen Dank!!