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Red Light District, Amsterdam

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For a view into another world, explore the infamous Red Light District, named for its bright red brothel lights. Though these districts are known around the world for hosting (in this case, legal) prostitution, sex theaters, and sex shops, this particular area has become an incredibly popular tourist destination. Explore the city's De Wallen neighborhood, which is home to its oldest and largest red-light district. De Wallen has been a popular place for prostitution since the 13th century, when the Damrak became a harbor. Walk along the canal in the evening, take in the novel sights and signs, and notice the typical 14th-century Dutch architecture in this historical district. There can be sites in this area that are not appropriate for children. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Amsterdam holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Red Light District and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • go in evening for the most entertaining view of the area. Its worth seeing if not partaking..we enjoyed going to the area 
    go in evening for the most entertaining view of the area. Its worth seeing if not partaking..we enjoyed going to the area  more »
  • I mean, it's worth passing by while you're in Amsterdam... but don't make it the reason of your visit. Most windows are for rent, almost empty everything. While there is more activity at night, it's.....  more
    I mean, it's worth passing by while you're in Amsterdam... but don't make it the reason of your visit. Most windows are for rent, almost empty everything. While there is more activity at night, it's.....  more »
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  • No matter if you’re traveling in the Day Time or Night Time, this area is nice and chill. I went in OCT22 and the crowd isn’t as bad as the summer. Weather was around 65 degrees as well. No coat needed but check weather before leaving coat lol!
  • A very special place for visit, make sure not to photo the people who works here, only take photo on the bridge

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