Guided tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

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Learn more about Amsterdam’s liberal attitudes towards drugs and sex work on a tour of the Red Light District. Learn about the city's coffee shop culture and sex work industry.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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English, German, Dutch, Spanish
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  • Walk through the narrowest street of Amsterdam
  • Explore the area’s secret spots and charms with a local guide
  • Learn about Amsterdam's coffee shop culture
  • Discover the history of the city's sex industry
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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.
  • 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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      • Passport or ID card
      • Comfortable shoes

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      • Pets
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Intoxication
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      4.5 /5

      based on 589 reviews

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      We had a very funny and interesting tour. Our guide Stan had a lot of knowledge and wrapped the information in a cool sleeve. He waited for us, because we were late, even if we were only 3 people. I would book the tour again and recommend it to everyone interested in the history of Amsterdam, the prostitution or the Coffee Shops. You will definitely learn something new.

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      July 2, 2021

      We had Lorenzo as our tour guide and we couldn’t recommend him more. We were late to our tour and he happily waited for us, gave us great directions and was such a friendly guy. His knowledge and attitude about the city and the history made the trip very enjoyable for us even with the freezing cold weather! Thank you Lorenzo!! Adam & Ali

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      March 1, 2020

      A very interesting, fun and informative tour of Amsterdam's "dark" side. With Steffan we had a real stroke of luck, very humorous way peppered with many great little stories from our own experience or previous tours. The only drawback was that our booking was not reported to him, but we could prove everything on the basis of the documents. However, this should be the smallest problem, so the group was a little larger than expected but still very pleasant.

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      November 2, 2019

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      Product ID: 61781

      VA ID: 392493