"Red light district - around Niewmarkt." Red Light District Tip by A2002

Red Light District, Amsterdam: 24 reviews and 17 photos

  Red light district - Dark, lowly lit streets.
by A2002

Fondest memory: Amsterdam is famous for the liberal laws on prostitution. It is amazing to have a walk along the streets, but can be quite intimidating and not suitable for children.
Lonely men go there for window shopping. We saw a huge group of tourists with a tour guide and we joined them for the "tour" of the red-light district.

But there's one interesting thing I met. A touter for prostitutes on the street asking a group of young guys behind us whether they want girls and followed by student discount available! What?! Student discount for getting a prostitute! Amazing!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 17, 2003
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