Guided tour

Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffee Shop Tour

Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffee Shop Tour

From US$ 27.79 per person

Learn more about Amsterdam’s famously liberal attitudes to drugs and prostitution on a tour of the Red Light District. Discover a coffee shop, and take a stroll down the city’s narrowest street.

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Private or small groups available


  • Learn more about Amsterdam's liberal attitudes to sex, drugs, and prostitution
  • Visit a coffee shop
  • Explore the Red Light District through the eyes of a local
  • See some of the narrowest streets in Amsterdam
Full description

Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a tour of the Red Light District.

Following pickup from your hotel or meeting point near Central Station, stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything that the area has to offer.

Explore the small shops and restaurants of Chinatown, and 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 of Amsterdam.

Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, prostitution, political issues, and history. Then, enter a coffee shop to enjoy a relaxing break and smoke a joint (only if you want to).

  • Hotel pickup (on arrangement)
  • Visit to a coffee shop
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 18 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • The minimum age for this activity is 18 years old if you wish to visit a coffee shop
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    4.7 /5

    based on 757 reviews

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    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!

    November 23, 2021

    Very interesting! Never expected this to be so enlightening… Stan had a great number of details I would have never known myself. Roaming around, I would have never known where to go or what to see. The tour was just as entertaining as it was informational! We learned about the history of drug problems plaguing Amsterdam years ago, how it touched society and how things shaped legalization of marijuana and prostitution. Honestly, no matter what your own personal background is, this tour with Stan was packed with good, clean history of the unique city. I’d take it again with him. Thank you!

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    October 23, 2021

    The tour was okay, it was more of an introduction to how much and what costs than going into the history of the red light district. The guide often had his back to the participants and most of the time we sat in a coffee shop. It was fun and interesting but don't expect historical facts.

    September 18, 2021

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