This walk is your key to understanding the dark side of Amsterdam, which not every traveler can recognize. We will guide you through the back streets of the Red Light District and Chinatown, guide you in the world of coffee shops and smart shops, tell you about the city's iconic establishments and treat you to Dutch beer and traditional snacks in one of the bars. You will not only learn about the most curious and provocative aspects of Dutch everyday life, but also destroy myths and stereotypes about the forbidden Amsterdam. Group excursion Duration 2 hours Group size up to 10 people Children Without children How it goes On foot Rating 4.79 from 71 reviews € 30 per person
What awaits you
Amsterdam in the light of red lights First, you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the legendary and mysterious Red Light District. You will see how the kindergarten is adjacent to the Condom Museum, and ordinary people live above the windows with girls enticing passers-by. You will understand how the sex industry works in Amsterdam, see the only lady allowed to be photographed here, and learn how local strip bars function. Museums of sex, prostitution and marijuana, condom - we will tell you which of them are more like souvenir shops, and which are really worth your attention. Get ready to dispel a couple of myths about Amsterdam and some interesting life hacks along the way
Labyrinths of bars and coffee shops We will then turn into quiet streets where the best coffee shops in Amsterdam are located. You will see the oldest establishment of this format, catch unusual aromas, and find several coffee shops that locals drop in. Let's not ignore smart-shops, where something that cannot be sold legally, although "designer substances" behind bright showcases invariably attract attention. You will understand why the legalization of soft drugs in the Netherlands is a massive misconception. Visit the brown bars in Chinatown for hot drinks, local breweries and special smoking bars. And we will finish our walk in an authentic Dutch cafe for a glass of Amsterdam beer with local snacks.
- Treats in a Dutch cafe at the end of the walk are included in the tour price
- The excursion for you will be led by me or another guide from our team
The start of the Amsterdam Central tour. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.