"A M S T E R D A M ." Amsterdam by VincentJJ

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Amsterdam cool tolorance ambiance!
Redlight district:
(And a lot of other things!)

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Amsterdam's Red Light District

Amsterdam's famous Red Light District covers a large area in the oldest part of the city. It has been servicing the personal needs and desires of locals and visitors for five centuries. There is a certain charm to the area thanks to the old buildings leaning at odd angles overlooking tree-enshrouded canals, while inviting pubs, cafes and coffeeshops tempt you to linger longer. Music of every genre can be heard along the streets from a dozen or more venues late at night. Recently redone streets, revamped façades, new, classier resturants are now transforming what was once dark and dingy into one of the most attractive parts of town! Now there are more reasons then ever to visit the Red Light district, and experience this very special place.

The narrow alleyways that reflect the inviting red glow of the large picture windows where an endless stream of horny men oogle nearly naked female flesh is of course the main attraction. The women behind the windows run the gamut from young and beautiful to grandmotherly and almost revolting. There's enough diversity here including Asian, Black, Latin and of course European women to satisfy any fantasy. So why not Get Laid?!

The hoertjes (hookers) are completely legal and regulated by the government now, ensuring that they have access to medical care. There is even a sort of union for the prostitutes to help lobby the government when needed. For more info about prostitution, we recommend you pay a visit to PIC, the Prostitution Information Center, where their helpful staff can answer your questions and you can view their exhibits and purchase condoms and lubricants.

From the gothic Oudekerk, or Old Church, narrow alleyways lead through the busiest section of the Red Light District. The sacred and profane have coexisted in this section of Amsterdam for a long time. The XXX logo of Amsterdam once meant charity, resolution, and heroism, but now conjures up the image of a lewd city. Indeed one might get the wrong idea about Amsterdam and the Dutch if one visited only this area of town. Their tolerant attitudes towards prostitution, soft drugs and pornography result from an acceptance that these things are human and a reluctance to criminalize common (and profitable) vices.

The narrow alley ways of the Red Light District are busy all day long. In the peak evening hours business is so brisk you might have to wait! Remember, photography of the ladies is not permitted and you will be in trouble if you try. Along the canals are some of the big sex shows. The Casa Rosso and the Banana Bar are the most famous. Hidden away in less obvious locations are a number of brothels that cater to a more discerning clientele. Some of these brothels have been around for ages in classy canal houses easy to mistake for a residence. A few specialize in S&M and other kinky fun. And then there are escort services that can send you a suitable playmate during your stay. In Amsterdam, you can have it your way.
Amsterdam is also famous for it's pornography. The sex shops are located not just in the red light district, but along other shopping streets. Some of the shops are huge, a few are several stories. Along with the usual assortment of videos, magazines, sex aids and toys, there is always something new and unusual to check out.

Unlike similar shops in the U.S. and elsewhere, the Dutch shops don't usually draw the line at straight or even gay sex.

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Amsterdam capitol of the Netherlands.
Take a boat tour! (About 1 hour), That's a must! (day and/or at night)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:"Cool" city. No danger!!
  • Cons:Parkingplace expensive.
  • In a nutshell:Amsterdam a MUST for everybody. Take some time.
  • Last visit to Amsterdam: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 16, 2011
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  • Mar 6, 2010 at 1:05 PM


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    Jul 27, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Thank you for signing the postcard which Margaret & Koos sent me from the recent Amsterdam VT meet. I enjoyed seeing your pictures of that day!

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Hi Vincent Mooie fotos hoor Wat een fijne VT meeting in de regen Maar ja het regende bij ons ook op Zaterdag Keep on having VT meets meneer Vincent

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2008 at 7:55 AM

    great photos - was a good day.... till the next time

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:26 AM

    Mooi photos Vincent. Looks like you all had a great time.

  • Sibbella's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2008 at 3:44 AM

    Great pictures!! Until we meet again :)

  • chauncenetta's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    Hey Vincent, am in the process of arranging another Amsterdam trip, me and Russell. Be there or be square. Tell the posse.

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    Jan 26, 2007 at 1:41 PM

    I fly through Amsterdam on the way to Iran next month. Any Amsterdam VT meetings? That would be a great place for a meeting.

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2006 at 4:56 PM

    You all had fun in Amsterdam. Greetings!

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    Oct 24, 2006 at 1:25 AM

    a pity i had to work. it seems you all had a lot of fun on the amsterdam meeting


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