20x Amsterdam Red Light District Pictures

Check out these 20 best Amsterdam Red Light District pictures we took.

Amsterdam Red Light District Brothel Windows
20 Amsterdam Red Light District pictures
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Sint Annenstraat.

A man talks to a sex worker at one of the 292 window brothels in the Red Light District, which is locally known as De Wallen.

Amsterdam’s Most Narrow Alley
Amsterdam alley brothel
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Trompettersteeg.

Amsterdam’s narrowest alleyway is called the Trompettersteeg (translated: trumpet alley). It has nine window brothels and is one of the highlights during our Red Light District Tours.

The Main Canal In Amsterdam’s Red Light District
Amsterdam canals
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Oudezijds Achterburgwal.

A pair of ducks resting besides the main canal of the Red Light District during the autumn season. This street offers most window brothels and most sex shows, like the Sex Palace Peep Show, Casa Rosso, the Moulin Rouge, etc. Here one can also find the Museum of Prostitution and the Erotic Museum. There are also many Dutch pubs on this street, like Cafe Old Sailor and Cafe De Zeevaart. Restaurant/ bar Mata Hari (which was named after a Dutch spy and prostitute) is a nice place for wining and dining.

Coffeeshop The Bulldog Amsterdam
coffeeshop the bulldog amsterdam
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Oudezijds Voorburgwal.

Coffeeshop The Bulldog is often accredited as being the first coffeeshop in Amsterdam, it was actually the third. The first coffeeshop in Amsterdam was the Mellow Yellow, the second one was coffeeshop Rusland and then in December 1975 coffeeshop The Bulldog opened its doors.

Red Light District Amsterdam Street
Amsterdam Red Light District alley window brothels
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Dollebegijnensteeg.

Did you know that Amsterdam’s Red Light District is a residential area too? There are approximately 4.300 people who live in this area. Right in the middle of ‘De Wallen’ there’s an actual daycare. It’s located right next to window brothels and to the oldest church of Amsterdam (the Old Church).

De Wallen
Amsterdam Red Light District alley
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Trompettersteeg.

The Red Light District area is called De Wallen: in Dutch. ‘Wallen’ comes from the canals that cross-sect Amsterdam’s Red Light District; the Oudezijds Voorburgwal and the Oudezijds Achterburgwal. A ‘burgwal’ means ‘defensive wall’ with a canal in front of it, but now the name is used for the canals itself, which were dug as a defensive perimeter around the medieval city center.

Amsterdam Weed Capital
Amsterdam Red Light District best places
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Oudezijds Voorburgwal.

Since buying weed is allowed in the Netherlands, everybody (who’s at least 18 years old) can buy pre-rolled joints. These are perfect for first time- or not regular smokers. The joints are offered with tobacco or with a herbal mix. We’d advice the more experienced smokers to roll their own joints.

Window Shopping In Amsterdam
Amsterdam Red Light District pictures
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Oudezijds Achterburgwal.

A couple of guys are window shopping on the main street of Amsterdam’s Red Light District.

Amsterdam During The Summer Time
Amsterdam summer season
Amsterdam’s Red Light District, Oudezidjs Achterburgwal.

Some locals enjoying the beautiful weather next to the main-canal in the Red Light District.

Scenic Sights During The day
Best Amsterdam canals
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Oudezijds Achterburgwal.

During the day you’d almost forget that this is the world famous Red Light District area.

Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshops
bulldog weed amsterdam
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Oudezijds Voorburgwal.

Only 7% of the Dutch use cannabis. Did you know that it’s against the law in the Netherlands to cultivate cannabis for commercial purposes? For this reason all Dutch “coffeeshops” have to get their supplies from the illegal market. Why? Hear about it during our super interesting tours with local guides in the Red Light District.

Amsterdam Red Light District Pictures: Hidden Art
Hidden art Amsterdam

This is a beautiful hidden gem in the area! It’s a hand placed on a female breast. It was placed in the middle of the Red Light District. It was done in the middle of the night back in 1993. Nobody knows where it came from or who the artist behind it is. Luckily, most people really liked it and the artwork has stuck around!

Oudezijds Voorburgwal
New Amsterdam Red Light District pictures

This is the Oudezijds Voorburgwal – the oldest canal in Amsterdam. During the day many boats, including canal cruises, pass by here. It’s the only canal in the Red Light District that is actually accessible for boats.

Café Old Sailor Bar
Old Sailor Amsterdam

Café The Old Sailor is gearing up for another night in the Red Light District. Great place, which has been around for decades! Sometimes it can get a bit crowded though, especially during (international) football matches.

Amsterdam Red Light District Pictures: Neon Lights
Red Light District brothel
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Oudezijds Voorburgwal.

These are located at the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, in the heart of the Red Light District.

Amsterdam Red Light District Pictures
Red Light District busy times
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Oudezijds Achterburgwal.

A great overview shot of the main street of the area. Both sides of the canal are filled with window brothels and other erotic entertainment veneus.

Cannabis In the Netherlands
Thins to do in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Oudezijds Achterburgwal.

If you’ve never smoked a joint before and want to try it during your visit we have a good tip for you: don’t combine your first smoking experience with alcohol use. Take it easy and order a Dutch Chocomel.

The Condomerie Shop
Things to see in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Warmoesstraat.

World’s first shop dedicated solely to the sale of condoms and education about the necessity of practising safe sex. The Condomerie is also one of the highlights during our Offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District walking tours with a local guide.

Amsterdam Red Light District Sex Workers
Wallen Amsterdam

Approximately 300 sex workers stand behind the window in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.

De Wallen Is The Oldest Part Of Amsterdam
Best spots in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Oudezijds Voorburgwal.

The Red Light District is located in the oldest part of Amsterdam. This is where it all started around the year 1200. Besides prostitution and drugs there are many scenic locations where you can sit back and enjoy the views that this beautiful Dutch city has to offer. Visit ‘De Wallen’ and experience how openminded, liberal and friendly Dutch people are.

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