Red Lights district

The Red Lights district is the Mecca of the world’s sex industry. This district in Amsterdam is the place where the most notorious sex shops, erotic theaters and brothels of Europe are located. The tempting red lights glowing in the windows of the establishments here gave the district its name. This place is truly legendary.

In Amsterdam, as in any other big seaport city, there was always demand for “free love”. Miserable for women’s attention, sailors used to leave nearly all of their salary in such places.

Today the red lights district resolves the problem of prostitution with Eropean pragmatism. The law in the Netherlands punishes sexual harassment strictly; meanwhile, whatever is going on behind the doors of brothels is private life, intervention in which is unacceptable. Clients only pay for the room’s rent, all the other things they get is just pleasant pastime by mutual consent.

Besides brothels, there’s a lot of other sex-related establishments in the Red Lights district. Sex shops, erotic theaters, the Sex museum, and on top of that, coffeeshops.

If you decide to visit this unique oasis of free love, do not forget: it’s strictly forbidden to photograph the ladies here!

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Tour information

Duration: 2 hours


Amsterdam sightseeing tour
Red Lights district
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum (National Gallery)
A tuk-tuk tour in Amsterdam
Canal-cruise in the candlelight
The Royal Palace, Amsterdam
Amsterdam – the city of Rembrandt
A tour to the world of purses
Amsterdam sightseeing tour on a private boat
The history of Dutch seafaring

The Hague and the North Sea
ZaanseSchans – mill park
Fishing village Volendam
Holland as it is
Castle de Haar
Marken – the former isle
Castle Muiderslot
Keukenhofflower park
Tour to Edam
Haarlem (Frans Hals museum)
Flowers Auction, Aaslmeer
A village with no roads
Zaandam (The house where Peter the Firststayed)
Het Loo Palace
Zuiderzee” Enkhuizen (the open-air museum Zuiderzee)
Alkmaar (cheese market)

Authors Excursions
Glory to the bicycle!
A day of the life of Rembrandt
The Dutch Adventure
Tram #8
Tourist-free Holland
Open-air museum in Arnhemt

Belgium and Luxembourg
Brussels Beer Tour
A museum in the open air – Bosrijk, Maastricht
Leuven and Maastricht
Oyster farms of Zealand
Chimay Abbey and castle Bouillon
A tour to the ancient city of Echternach
The wine road tour
Excursion to the medieval castles Vianden and Beaufort
The German part of the Moselle valley
Four countries in one day: Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Germany
Trier, the most ancient city in Germany