1.5 hours

Join this 1.5-hour tour of the Amsterdam Red Light District with a local guide. Learn about the liberal attitudes of the Dutch towards drugs and prostitution. Walk through the many narrow streets and see all the sights the Red Light District has to offer. Pass by the tinted windows of the Red Light District area, and see the area yourself for a better understanding.

Explore and learn about the notorious Red Light District. The first part of the tour leads through an old sailor neighborhood called the Zeedijk Street and Amsterdam’s famous Chinatown. This part of the Red Light District used to be a no-go area but has totally changed to a safe and friendly part of the city. In this area you will see some of the oldest pubs and bars of the city.

  • Join this exciting tour and explore the Red Light District through the eyes of a local.
  • Have an unique experience by walking through the narrowest streets of the city; and learn about the history of sex work, coffeeshops and smartshops.
  • Get to know about historical and political aspects of drugs and prostitution, and hear what locals say about this.
  • Learn about the cannabis culture of Amsterdam.

Then walk to the Old Church, the oldest building in Amsterdam, here we are at the center of the Red light District. In this area you will see many things like the narrowest street of Amsterdam, the first coffeeshop, an indoor prostitute street and many smartshops. Al of this is located nearby and around the oldest church of Amsterdam! Walk through the famous prostitute streets with the red lights and learn about the history and current situation of the Red Light District. Learn why prostitution is legalized and how the name “coffeeshop” was created.

Then walk to the Dam Square where the tour will end. When walking to this area you will see some of the last sights of the tour like the Condomerie, the Royal Palace and the Dam Square.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at: bookings@triggertours.com

During this tour, the most important hotspot we will visit are:

  • China Town
  • Schreiers Tower
  • Buddhist Temple
  • Old Church
  • First coffee shop in the world
  • Prostitution information center
  • The Condomerie

Meet the guide in front of the Voyagers Coffeeshop.

Adress: Geldersekade 2, 1012 BH Amsterdam, Netherlands

The tour starts at 6:00 PM and at 8:00 PM from Monday through Sunday.

Tour Reviews

4.95 based on 19 reviews
February 22, 2019

GREAT TOUR :). This is really a private tour meaning there were no other people doing the tour. We took the 10:00pm tour on a Saturday, keep in mind it is very crowded around this time. It been a great tour but I suggest to pick an earlier time so it is not that crowded.

April 28, 2019

Alexandra made it a great tour. Highly recommended!

May 8, 2019

Wonderful tour with our guide Alexandra! Alexandra is really the best, it felt like doing a tour with a friend. From the start we had so much and I hope Alexandra also enjoyed her time with us. The Red Light District is a must see and doing a tour makes it a great experience.

May 15, 2019

Interesting tour for our family of 4. Even being a family it was not awkward at all because of the guide Tony. He is very social and knows his stuff well. Wish you all the best with your business.

May 18, 2019

I would definitely recommend this tour. Thank you for a great day!

January 3, 2020

Our guide Tony made this an excellent experience. We really recommend doing the tour with him since he is a great guide. He has a lot of knowledge about Amsterdam and the Red Light District area. We took this tour with our family but Tony made sure it was not awkward. This tour is really the highlight of our trip in Europe!

August 21, 2020

This was an excellent tour with lots of information about the RLD. Tony is a very enthusiastic guide who clearly knows what he is talking about. The respect towards the women spoke volumes. Definitely recommended if you want to discover this part of Amsterdam!

September 25, 2020

We did a Red Light District tours years ago but this was a much better experience. It is a promoted as a private tour meaning it is really private. Other companies sometimes put you together with other people what should not be accepted. Great experience!

September 28, 2020

A friend and I booked this tour last week and our expectations were far exceeded. We were suprised being the only one on this tour, what made it much more fun. Our guide Monica was the most fantastic, charming and funny guide you will ever meet. She took us to some very cool places in the Red Light District area. We learned about everything: prositution, coffeeshops, history, architecture. We highly reccomend this tour for anyone.

October 5, 2020

Tony (our guide) was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great guy!

November 19, 2020

We decided to book this tour when we visited Amsterdam back in July. This was in the middle of the coronacrisis so it was very quiet, what made it a better experience. We did this tour with our guide Tony and he was amazing. We will come back to Amsterdam next year for another tour. Greetings Paul & Ann

November 25, 2020

We did this tour in early March, just before the coronavirus shutdown. Tony did a great job and the tour had a really nice vibe. Afterwards he also took us to a cafe which we really appreciated.

February 8, 2021

Incredible insight into Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District. Our guide was knowledgeable and provided historical context to the sights we visited. A must-do for those curious about the city’s unique culture

May 29, 2021

excellent tour with an amazing guide!

November 1, 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour of the Red Light District! Our guide was personable and offered great insights into the lives of those working in the area.

February 20, 2023

Just wanted to share my experience from the Red Light District tour I took last weekend. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, but I was pleasantly surprised. Our guide was very kind and really knew what he was talking about. He didn’t just give us a history lesson he shared personal stories and insights that made the whole tour feel more real and relatable.

April 22, 2023

An enlightening and thought-provoking tour. Would definitely recommend.

October 21, 2023

Absolutely loved this tour! Our guide’s passion for Amsterdam’s Red Light District was contagious, making the tour not only informative but also incredibly fun!

February 11, 2024

As someone who’s always been curious about the Red Light District but hesitant to explore it alone, I’m so glad I decided to join this tour. Our guide managed to answer all my questions and I learned a lot about the area’s culture. Walking through the streets with a guide really helped with understanding this city.

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