- On January 1, 2022
- In Tips for travellers
Furthermore the enforcement officers will demand that you pay immediately either trough credit- or debit card. So just avoid drinking on the streets all together.
4 | Don’t Throw Your Garbage On The Streets
This is definitely one of the most important Amsterdam Red Light District rules. The local residents are really annoyed by this: littering.
Though this rule applies to every place that you visit it especially applies to the Red Light District because it can get really busy in this area. As soon as one person throws something on the streets many others will soon follow. Don’t be the first one and don’t be a follower. Keep the streets of this beautiful city clean for your own sake and the inhabitants.
5 | Don’t Buy Drugs From Street Dealers
There are street dealers on the streets of Amsterdam’s Red Light District during nights. Don’t worry, they won’t harm you. That is, if you don’t buy drugs from them. Besides the fact that it’s forbidden to buy illegal drugs from them they’re also known for selling fake drugs.
This might be innocent baking powder instead of cocaine. However in the past they’ve also sold white heroin as coke which led to the deaths of 4 tourists. If you want to be safe simply do not buy drugs from street dealers!
6 | Respect De Wallen & Its Inhabitants
Many visitors of Amsterdam’s Red Light District fail to realise that this is a residential area like any other with many inhabitants that actually have day jobs. Keep this in mind when you’re wandering through the streets with your friends. The 15th century canal houses aren’t known for their quality sound isolation.
7 | Only Use Designated Public Urinals
Amsterdam’s streets or canals aren’t a public urinal. There are public urinals in the streets or simply walk into a bar if you really need go. You don’t really have an excuse. Besides, many tourists have died because of peeing in the canal whilst drunk. They fall over the edge into the cold water and can’t get out. Let that be a warning. Just use the available restrooms.
There is this super cool new public toilet in Amsterdam central which you can use. It’s called Sexy Loo and it’s located on the main street in the Red Light District. The toilets are designed as window brothels and it seems like someone is trying to seduce you inside. Click on the link for more details.
8 | Walk On The Right Side
As you may have heard Amsterdam’s Red Light District has become a bit busier these last few years. Amsterdam is popular! To keep the flow of people moving please only walk on the right side of the street or sidewalk. Logically you also shouldn’t stand still in the middle of the street, either alone or with your group of friends.
9 | Don’t Light Up A Joint Below Open Windows
Currently there is no law prohibiting the use of cannabis on the streets in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. However, as you may know, they smell of a joint can be quite strong. When people smoke a joint below open windows during the summertime entire apartment start to smell like cannabis.
So please only smoke cannabis in open spaces and parks and look where you stand before lighting one up.
10 | Don’t Block Window Brothels
The sex workers standing in the windows are advertising their services. Don’t block the only way that they can acquire customers. Online advertisements are forbidden for sex workers who use the window brothels.
Follow these 10 Amsterdam Red Light District rules and the locals will appreciate your visit even more.
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