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Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffee Shop Tour

Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffee Shop Tour

From $23.34 per person

Learn more about Amsterdam’s famously liberal attitudes to drugs and prostitution on a 2.5-hour tour of the Red Light District. Discover a coffee shop, and take a stroll down the city’s narrowest street!

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Dutch, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn more about Amsterdam's liberal attitudes to sex, drugs, and prostitution
  • Visit a coffee shop
  • Explore the Red Light District through the eyes of a local
  • See some of the narrowest streets in Amsterdam
Full description
Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a 2.5-hour tour of the Red Light District. Following a pick-up from your hotel or meeting point near Central Station, stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything that the area has to offer. Explore the small shops and restaurants of Chinatown, and walk down some of the city’s narrowest streets. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective, and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the 1st coffee shop of Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, prostitution, political issues, and history. Then, enter a coffee shop to enjoy a relaxing break and smoke a joint (only if you want to).
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up (on arrangement)
  • Visit to a coffee shop
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 18 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • The minimum age for this activity is 18 years old if you wish to visit a coffee shop
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 609 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.6/5

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    The tour was okay, it was more of an introduction to how much and what costs than going into the history of the red light district. The guide often had his back to the participants and most of the time we sat in a coffee shop. It was fun and interesting but don't expect historical facts.

    September 18, 2021

    The guide was Bavarian, which loosened up the tour right away, but sometimes you had to make an effort to understand him. He could tell us a lot about the history of the red light district and we looked at some of the "windows". In addition, at the end we went to a coffee shop, which is a bit out of the way and therefore apparently has a better quality. All in all, the tour was very informative and you can learn a lot about the origins and current location of the red light district.

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    August 28, 2021

    Our guide was very knowledgeable. My only complaint is that was signed up for the 6:00 tour and ended up having to wait till 8:00 for an English speaking guide. It was partially my fault as I don’t have cell phone service in Europe and although they tried to contact me I didn’t receive the message until I was back at the hotel.

    August 20, 2021

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