Private tour

Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Activity provider: Trigger Tours

From US$ 95.06 per person

Discover the famous Red Light District and coffee shop culture of Amsterdam on a private walking tour. Get a unique perspective on Amsterdam’s notorious side, where cannabis and sex work is legal.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Private group
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication
  • Learn about Amsterdam's tolerance to drugs and sex work
  • Explore the narrow streets of the Red Light District
  • See the famous windows of the sex workers
  • Hear about Amsterdam's first coffee shop
  • Get insider tips from a local guide
Full description
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).
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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    Meeting point

    • Meet the guide in front of the main entrance of the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, located at the Damrak 1-5, 1012LG, Amsterdam

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 171 reviews

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    A great experience with a great guide!

    Tony was a delightful, well-informed guide. We really enjoyed his company on this interesting tour. He handled the subject matter with sensitivity and we did not feel at all awkward or embarrassed, but extremely safe with him. He is a young man who will go far in his chosen profession as tour guide.

    June 24, 2018

    Again and again

    Thanks to Jan our guide, it was a fun and informative evening where we learned very interesting things. We would be out and about with Jan on a Saturday evening and experienced the red light district in high season, so to speak. We were able to take a lot of insights with us and ask everything that interested us. Also about the coffee shops, etc. We would always go around the corners with Jan again, we were a great group, thanks for that. The tour is definitely recommended.

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    April 16, 2018

    Detailed, funny, well-founded, authentic!

    Our guide Jan, who likes to describe himself as a part-time immigrant, combines his enjoyment of Amsterdam with the opportunity to pass on his knowledge. We had three hours of fun! Amsterdam's red light district and the coffee shops, their creation and a bit of history of the city, that will remain unforgettable for us!

    November 6, 2017

    Product ID: 392468

    VA ID: 392468