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Amsterdam: Red Light District and Local Pub Tour

1. Amsterdam: Red Light District and Local Pub Tour

Discover infamous Red Light District of Amsterdam with a knowledgeable guide. Explore the district's narrow streets and learn about some of the oldest pubs of the city. Finish the tour with a rest at a traditional local pub. Begin this tour in central Amsterdam. Get a comprehensive overview of the history of the city in either a shared, public, or small group. Start with a walk around the Old Town District and Amsterdam's Chinatown. Here your guide will tell you about the history of the city and tell you about some of the oldest pubs of the city. Hear stories about famous pubs like t' Aepjen and t' mandje. You also get the opportunity to take a look inside. Continue to the center of the Red Light District where your guide will tell you everything about the sex work industry, peep shows, and the history of the Amsterdam Red Light District. Here, you will find many curiosities, like the narrowest street of Amsterdam, famous coffee shops, an indoor prostitution street, and many "smartshops." Your guide will tell you what it's like to work as a prostitute in the Red Light District, liberal laws, and many interesting facts about sex work in Amsterdam. Then, walk to Dam Square where the tour will end. On your way to this area you'll see some of the last sights of the tour, like the Condomerie, the Royal Palace, and the Dam Square. Finish the tour with a rest at a traditional local pub.

Amsterdam: Private Crime Tour

2. Amsterdam: Private Crime Tour

Start of this tour from Amsterdam central station where you will meet your private guide. From here, head to the China Town area where your guide will tell you about the Amsterdam heroine epidemic and Chinese mafia in the 1970s. Next, walk to the Red Light District area where you will explore the many narrow streets and where you will learn about the human trafficking and prostitution of Amsterdam. Walk past the first coffees hop of Amsterdam and learn why marijuana got decriminalized and how there is still a lot of criminality and violence involved in the marijuana production. You will also learn about the current situation of the Netherlands and why some people call the Netherlands a narcos state, how the Moroccan mafia in Amsterdam and Rotterdam is very powerful and control a big part of the international drug trade of Europe, as well as what the police does to fight the criminality and mafia organisations.

Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

3. Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Amsterdam with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Dam Square and Nieuwmarkt in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Amsterdam like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Amsterdam to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Amsterdam: Positive-Impact Alternative Walking Tours

4. Amsterdam: Positive-Impact Alternative Walking Tours

Understand the city's history in order to fully grasp the present. Help to create a positive future by going on a private walking tour, where you will have the opportunity to learn about and give back to the local communities in Amsterdam. Pick one of four tour options, which cover a variety of contemporary issues. While visiting local neighborhoods, discover the Amsterdam most people never get to see. Connect on a personal level with people and places and help to preserve the beauty and culture of Amsterdam. Start at the meeting point and be welcomed by your local guide to get you started and answer any questions that you have. Your guide will give you an introduction and discuss the challenges so that together with your guide you can explore the area and meet the changemakers during two meet-and-greets with local projects.  There are 4 different tours available, each with their own themes and neighborhoods: NDSM Wharf - Counterculture Take a free 15-minute ferry ride from Amsterdam Central Station and discover the stories of Amsterdam's counter-culture on the old NDSM wharf. Go to an area of Amsterdam where you can see the past, the present, and the future combined in a single space. Learn about how the area developed from a Dutch shipbuilding hub to a breeding ground for creative talent. Hear stories about city nomads, craftsmen, and artists and answer questions about the commercialization of the district. Amsterdam East - Colonialism and Fair Trade Delver deep into the history of Dutch Trade, the "Golden Age", and the dark colonial past. Walkthrough the beautiful and little-visited neighborhood around Czaar Peter Street in East Amsterdam. Learn about mistakes from the past and how this can create the possibility to do things differently in the future. Visit the Cacao Museum and taste samples of the best single-origin chocolate the world. Red Light District - Beyond the Curtains Look beyond and not just behind the curtains. Learn about the long history and the complexities of prostitution. Encounter another side of the Red Light District and hear the stories of local pioneers. Listen to change-makers share their future vision of this area with you. Amsterdam Green East - Urban Agriculture Get inspired to change the way you think, eat, and consume. Discover new ways of urban farming and the rising potential of green cities. See how agriculture in the city is thriving, visit local gardens, and learn about their harvests.

Amsterdam: Private Hidden Gems Discovery Tour

5. Amsterdam: Private Hidden Gems Discovery Tour

Join a 3-hour walking tour through the historic center of Amsterdam, passing the Old Town, the Red Light District, and the Jordaan District. As you travel, learn about all the sights, including some hidden gems only known by locals. Get to know more about Amsterdam, beyond the Red Light District and the coffee shops. Learn about its rich history, interesting architecture, Dutch culture, and present-day activities. Walk past hidden courtyards and beautiful sights like the Noordermarkt, Westertoren, Anne Frank's House, Westerstraat. See the palace on Dam Square which was originally built as the city hall. Visit the Nieuwe Kerk and pass the former main post office, as you learn about the origins of the canal district and the Dutch Royal Family. Discover interesting historic facts about the most famous places in Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam Red Light District

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Great informative tour of the red light district, although this was only a reasonable small Part of the tour (say 40%), the information and history of the city was very interesting.

We had a very young and dedicated guide who introduced us to the topic with a lot of wit and insider knowledge. He also knew a lot to tell about the city.

Wonderful walking tour , our guide was informative , friendly and knowledgeable. We walked to areas that we had not discovered

We just arrived in Amsterdam after a long flight and wanted to get to know the city. The tour was a perfect introduction.

excelente el guía..Nos ha explicado todos con mucho detalle