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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  • Not the first time and not the last one there;) Must see for everyone visiting Amsterdam. Rather not for children. 
    Not the first time and not the last one there;) Must see for everyone visiting Amsterdam. Rather not for children.  more »
  • The area around the walls or old church is now finished. There are some new shops next to dusty unused cubicles. This was the best part of the Red Light area two or three years ago. It looks like the....  more
    The area around the walls or old church is now finished. There are some new shops next to dusty unused cubicles. This was the best part of the Red Light area two or three years ago. It looks like the....  more »
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  • ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ The most beautiful and interesting place in Amsterdam. ALL THE PEOPLE MUST VISIT THIS PLACE!!!!!! 😜 😜 😜
  • Different kind of window shopping, would recommend.

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