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1. Posted by bluezoan (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

hey guys,

i will be visiting amsterdam and the redlight district seems to be one of THE places to visit. how much does one have to shell out? is it really safe? being a firstimer need some advise ;)

2. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 10y

Hi,

The red light district is really worth going to (but don't leave out seeing more of Amsterdam because of it as the city is beautiful). I felt very safe all over Amsterdam at night.

Mind you, we did end up shelling out quite a lot to see a sex show, which after the first two acts (its amazing what some women can do with ping pong balls and with felt-tip pens!!!!!) became very repetive and dull. I was bored after the first twenty minutes! We were in a big group of friends that just wanted a laugh, but discovered that there were quite a few pervy old men there which was sort of freaking me out a bit (I suppose I should have really been a bit more realistic in thinking that pervy old men would visit these places!).

But you don't have to shell out much at all in the red light district as its just great fun getting a couple of drinks and then watching the crowds of people walk past.

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4. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

You should go once in the day and once at night, to see the different. It's amazing. Definitely worth a visit. My guidebook said not to take pictures, though, so just keep that in mind when you are there.

5. Posted by clover329 (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

Quoting summer910

My guidebook said not to take pictures, though, so just keep that in mind when you are there.

We had a 6 hour lay-over in Amsterdam on our way home and a group of us went to the red-light district. It was quite interesting. As for cameras, yeah, don't take it out. There are people on the street who you don't see and they will come up to you and ask you to put it away if they see you taking pictures. Plus, I heard that the girls will turn away if they see your camera out.

I watched the Samantha Brown show "Passport to Europe" when she was there and her guide said that the girls are unionized and are checked up for STDs/AIDS on a regular basis (monthly?). So it is very safe.

I'm going back in March and although I will not be partaking in the "Ladies of the Night", I will definately check it out again, and hopefully catch a show.

Have fun! I know I will!

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting bluezoan

hey guys,

i will be visiting amsterdam and the redlight district seems to be one of THE places to visit. how much does one have to shell out? is it really safe? being a firstimer need some advise ;)

Not quite sure what you're asking, but it's a free area to walk in, so as long as you don't touch, you don't have to shell out anything. I'm not up to speed on rates if you do want to touch, but while you're walking through you should get a few proposals with quotes

7. Posted by friscokid (Full Member 122 posts) 10y

yes! check out the red light district between 4 and 6. hah! day light hours bring and entirely different crowd!

8. Posted by bluezoan (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

hey,

thanks for your advise. will comeback and share my experience ;)

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9. Posted by bluezoan (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

hey guys,

when checking the website for amsterdam info i read that about 3 if not less red light districts in amsterdam. info copied below,

the main area is in the Walletjes area (between Centraal Station and Nieuwenmarkt), and the other two, in Singel (between Raadhuistraat and Centraal Station) and de Pijp (behind the Rijksmuseum)

which one is advisable?

rgds,
r

10. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting bluezoan

hey guys,

when checking the website for amsterdam info i read that about 3 if not less red light districts in amsterdam. info copied below,

the main area is in the Walletjes area (between Centraal Station and Nieuwenmarkt), and the other two, in Singel (between Raadhuistraat and Centraal Station) and de Pijp (behind the Rijksmuseum)

which one is advisable?

rgds,
r

De Walletjes (it's what the Dutch call the red light district) is the only 'real' one that I am aware of. I've been in both those other areas and never seen any red lights, except a lot of neon from the snackbars (by the way, you should definitely try a frikandel or kroket at one of these snackbars' wall 'vending machines'!).