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21. Posted by Gusiluz (Full Member 77 posts) 9y

I enjoyed Amsterdam quite a lot. And RLD is not an exception. You can find prostitution everywhere in the world, hidden or explicit. That shouldn't stop anyone from visiting it. If you don't feel like watching life as it is you better go to Disneyland.

To me coffe shops and women were the least interesting part of RLD. RLD is a small area which includes some of the oldest buildings in the city, some of the most beautiful churches of the country and a very unique urban design.

Enjoy.

22. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Having studied in Amsterdam for 3 years I have mixed feelings about the RLD. Amsterdam is a great city and has a pretty unique flavour. Personally I don't think it lives up to quite the hype imposed on it by most visitors from overseas, but that is probably because the whole drugs thing is a non-issue for me (ie. you grow up with it and it's actually generally considered tacky to be into this kind of stuff). I guess it's like someone who was born in Sydney and grew up with the Opera house at their doorstep. That harbour always leaves me in awe of Sydney, but for a native Sydney person that feeling would be different. Amsterdam is a beautiful city though, don't get me wrong there!

The RLD is not somewhere I would hang out, but I do understand that visitors from overseas (as well as people that are in to that kind of thing) want to go and see it. It is a world famous part of a world famous city, so that makes sense. But if you do go and see it, be prepared for a sobering and saddening experience. Not just behind the windows, but also in the streets around there. The weird thing is that some of the most interesting and cool parts of Amsterdam are located right around it, so sometimes you have no choice but to walk through it!

23. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 9y

The RLD is a very interesting place. If you're visiting the area, go with an open mind and don't be judgmental. I think it's definitely worth a visit when you're in Amsterdam. I know it was quite an eye-opener for me when I was there.

24. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting summer910

I know it was quite an eye-opener for me when I was there.

just out of interest. in what way was it an eye-opener? if I may ask?

25. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 9y

is it only me or not, who thinks that most russian/eastern european girls are the most beautiful caucasians in the world?

26. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting GerryKhong

is it only me or not, who thinks that most russian/eastern european girls are the most beautiful caucasians in the world?

No, that is just you

kidding...yeah they are definately goodlooking. but I am not talking about the prostitutes here. many eastern European girls are forced into the prostitution in Amsterdam. better think about that before you start hopping around;).

27. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting GerryKhong

is it only me or not, who thinks that most russian/eastern european girls are the most beautiful caucasians in the world?

Until the age of 30 you have to add of course.

28. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 9y

i am not talking about the hookers/prostitutes/body-sellers/pleasure-distributors/erotic-engineers. i am talking about population as a whole. in general, their faces are quite perfect and pleasant to look at. and their body is slim and sculptured.

i am living in the UK where it is more common to see an elephant-human than a nice looking girl. there are a lot of overweight people in the UK. too much meat and tv!

29. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

This old corpse, again!!!!!!!!
Did we not yet provide enough information about hookers and drugs and drinking and weapons in the Netherlands?
But Gerrykhong, I think u will find both fat and thin prostitutes, in the Netherlands, willing to sell u their services, so if UK is short of slim hookers, then no problem, because u will find plenty of them in the Red Light District in Amsterdam. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on May 16, 2007, at 3:46 AM by Mel. ]

30. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

But Gerrykhong, I think u will find both fat and thin prostitutes, in the Netherlands, willing to sell u their services, so if UK is short of slim hookers, then no problem, because u will find plenty of them in the Red Light District in Amsterdam. ;)

mel. why that wink at the end?