Amsterdam Red Light District
Museums & Exhibitions

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Amsterdam Red Light District Museums & Exhibitions

Amsterdam: Red Light Secrets Museum and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Red Light Secrets Museum and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Learn the story of the sex industry at the world's only museum of prostitution in Amsterdam's Red Light District. Explore the oldest profession in the world and examine an industry that remains hidden for many with an entrance ticket to the Red Light Secrets Museum. Experience what it feels like to sit behind a window and listen to the secrets of the ladies. Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the canal district and feast your eyes on the elegant gables of the merchant houses of the Golden Age. Pass historic churches and the Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) as you listen to an informative audio commentary, available in several languages.

Amsterdam: 1-Hour Cruise with Local Guide

2. Amsterdam: 1-Hour Cruise with Local Guide

Admire the sights of Amsterdam on a 100% electric open boat cruise. Learn informative and entertaining insights about the sites along the route. See the 17th-century buildings lining the famous canals. Cruise past the Hermitage Museum, then glide past the Skinny Bridge, the chic Amstel Hotel and the charming Grachtengordel district. Enjoy the Cruise Like a Local experience. Enjoy the flexibility of a single-use ticket that can be used on any of the cruises.

Amsterdam: 2 City Walking Tours

3. Amsterdam: 2 City Walking Tours

Between its legalisation of marijuana, alliance with gay rights, and relaxed Red Light District, Amsterdam is considered one of the most progressive capital cities in the world. For this reason, it draws a diverse and liberal crowd that puts it at the forefront of art and design. Yet, as we walk between the maze of canals on our walking tours, we find the city steeped in history too. With the help of our Amsterdam guided city tours, you will gain an unparalleled insight into both the modern and historic Amsterdam. If you’re doing a whistlestop tour of the city and want to see all of its best bits in one go, or want to have a well-rounded introduction to the city before you explore on your own, then we recommend the Amsterdam Introduction Highlights guided tour. Starting with a dose of culture at the Rembrandt House Museum, we head towards Dam Square in Binnenstad, Amsterdam’s commercial centre. Here, we will discover some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the National Monument and the Royal Palace, before heading across the canals to the eerie Anne Frank’s House. Afterwards, we wander past the boutiques and cafes of Negen Straatjes, the city’s most stylish neighbourhood to find ourselves at the Amstel River, the city’s biggest waterway. Along the river, we introduce you to some of our favourite shops, theatres, markets, and bars in Amsterdam so that you know the coolest places to spend your time once the tour is complete. As well as our highlights tour, we have a number of alternative routes that knit together to show you the fabric of Amsterdam. On one of these routes, we follow Van Gogh’s Footsteps through the museum district. You can look forward to our commentary on the Moco Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein park, and the much-loved Museum Market. Best of all, this tour introduces you to the Van Gogh Museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of works from the evocative Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. Amsterdam’s only downfall is that it’s home to so many amazing museums that there’s never enough time to visit them all. Our Van Gogh’s Footsteps guided tour will help you decide which museums you most want to visit. Our Amsterdam guided walking tours go far beyond introducing its most famous landmarks; they show you its trendiest shops, coolest cafes, and hippest hangout spots too. So whilst our guided tours will give you a fun yet informative insight into Amsterdam, above all they immerse you in the city’s creative, youthful, and liberal culture. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Amsterdam and its insatiably cool atmosphere.

Frequently asked questions about Amsterdam Red Light District Museums & Exhibitions

What are other things to do than Museums & Exhibitions that are worth visiting in Amsterdam Red Light District?

The other unmissable things to do in Amsterdam Red Light District are:

What are the best Amsterdam Red Light District Museums & Exhibitions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Amsterdam Red Light District

Want to discover all there is to do in Amsterdam Red Light District? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Amsterdam Red Light District

The boot ride was amazing! We were lucky that the weather was sunny and warm, so it was even better for us to enjoy the view and see the famous attractions. The captain was funny and kept us all entertained. Personally I do have to admit I’m not sure if it’s worth a trip to the red lights museum. Within 30 mins we were already done with the tour. ‍♀️ However it’s interesting to know and see about the history. At the end of the tour you even get to take a free picture per Person and get it printed out right away!

Amsterdam at night

I loved the experience. To learn about the history and culture that founded the city and grew it into what it is today while taking in the beautiful sights of the canals. Also to learn more about the history and conditions of the women of the red light district was one of my highlights.

The red light secrets museum do not accept e tickets, you can email them your confirmation when you are there or, if you go for the cruise 1st they will print all your tickets for you. Very interesting museum & the river cruise was fantastic.

Canal trip was great, had great weather, nice canal guide and 1 hour optimal. Museum was just average, expected more. Both together for the price but perfect

The red light secrets museum of prostitution was very insightful.

A great combination, museum was interesting and give a representation of the life of the ladies of the industry.