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Red Light District - De Wallen, Amsterdam: 151 reviews and 181 photos


This area in the medieval centre attracts a large number of tourists & some go home a great deal porrer then they intended.
Prostitution was legalised in the Netherlands in 1810 & brothels in 2000
78% of the Dutch public have no problems with prostitution but only 5% of working girls are born in Holand. There are about 380 windows to choose from & a typical "session" may last 15 min of wham bam thank you Mam
The police patrol the area regularly.
Don't take photo's here cause you will be asking for trouble

The red light dates back to early 1300 when women carrying red lanterns met sailors at port & the light is rather flattering

There are windows, a range of sex shows, porn shops and coffee shops here & regular den of eniquity - If you look beyond the prostitutes etc the area is rather charming with some pretty canals

Address: Enge Kerksteeg 3, 1012 GV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Directions: Border is Warmoestraat in the west, Zeedijk / Nieuwmarkt / Kloveniersburgwal in East & Damstraat / Oude Doelenstraat / Oude Hoogstraat in the south
Phone: +31 6 13572799
Website: http://www.amsterdam.info/red-light-district/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 1, 2006
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