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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Amsterdam's Red Light District

Amsterdam's famous Red Light District (RLD) covers a large area in the oldest part of the city. It has been servicing the personal needs and desires of locals and visitors for five centuries. There is a certain charm to the area thanks to the old buildings leaning at odd angles overlooking tree-enshrouded canals, while inviting pubs, cafes and coffeeshops tempt you to linger longer. Music of every genre can be heard along the streets from a dozen or more venues late at night. Recently redone streets, revamped façades, new, classier resturants are now transforming what was once dark and dingy into one of the most attractive parts of town! Now there are more reasons then ever to visit the Red Light district, and experience this very special place.

The narrow alleyways that reflect the inviting red glow of the large picture windows where an endless stream of horny men oogle nearly naked female flesh is of course the main attraction. The women behind the windows run the gamut from young and beautiful to grandmotherly and almost revolting. There's enough diversity here including Asian, Black, Latin and of course European women to satisfy any fantasy. So why not Get Laid?!

The hoertjes (hookers) are completely legal and regulated by the government now, ensuring that they have access to medical care. There is even a sort of union for the prostitutes to help lobby the government when needed. For more info about prostitution, we recommend you pay a visit to PIC, the Prostitution Information Center, where their helpful staff can answer your questions and you can view their exhibits and purchase condoms and lubricants.

From the gothic Oudekerk, or Old Church, narrow alleyways lead through the busiest section of the Red Light District. The sacred and profane have coexisted in this section of Amsterdam for a long time. The XXX logo of Amsterdam once meant charity, resolution, and heroism, but now conjures up the image of a lewd city. Indeed one might get the wrong idea about Amsterdam and the Dutch if one visited only this area of town. Their tolerant attitudes towards prostitution, soft drugs and pornography result from an acceptance that these things are human and a reluctance to criminalize common (and profitable) vices.

The narrow alley ways of the Red Light District are busy all day long. In the peak evening hours business is so brisk you might have to wait! Remember, photography of the ladies is not permitted and you will be in trouble if you try. Along the canals are some of the big sex shows. The Casa Rosso and the Banana Bar are the most famous. Hidden away in less obvious locations are a number of brothels that cater to a more discerning clientele. Some of these brothels have been around for ages in classy canal houses easy to mistake for a residence. A few specialize in S&M and other kinky fun. And then there are escort services that can send you a suitable playmate during your stay. In Amsterdam, you can have it your way.

Amsterdam is also famous for it's pornography. The sex shops are located not just in the red light district, but along other shopping streets. Some of the shops are huge, a few are several stories. Along with the usual assortment of videos, magazines, sex aids and toys, there is always something new and unusual to check out.

Hotels in Amsterdam Red Light District


Window Shopping

Window Shopping

When in Amsterdam you must take a walk through the Red Light District. It's very touristy during the day and early ...

Red Light District

Red Light District

Amsterdam's famous Red Light District covers a large area in the oldest part of the city. It has been servicing the ...

Amsterdam's Erotic Museum OZ

Amsterdam's Erotic Museum OZ

Located in the redlight district, you will ...

Sex Museum

Sex Museum

At only 2 minutes walk from the Central Station, you will find a great collection of erotic art from throughout ...

Hash Marihuana Hemp

Hash Marihuana Hemp

Since the opening in 1985 of the Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, almost a million interested people have ...

No Hope No Fear

No Hope No Fear

Tattoo shop in the Red Light District offering custom tattoos. Andy Smith from England and Anjuna, Goa is the excellent ...

Absolute Danny

Absolute Danny

This shop is one of the only sex shops in Amsterdam run entirely by women and is mostly focused towards fetish clothing ...

Female & Partners

Female & Partners

The first erotic shop for women (and their partners) . In the intimate and elegant shop you are welcome to do your ...

Banana Bar

Banana Bar

Its a very popular place with stag parties and not really a place for women to go. Once inside the drinks are free and ...

Cassa Rosso

Cassa Rosso

Casa Rosso presents a live show 7 days a week. Every night there is a varied program of erotic shows. Its probably the ...

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge theater offers a range of non stop shows including both male and female striptease, vibrator show, ...

Barney's Breakfast

Barney's Breakfast

Here you can go order the cronic of your choice, and then sit down to look at a menu! The food here is good, and while ...

Dampkring

Dampkring

Its extraordinary dיcor makes Dampkring stand out from the crowd. Both inside and outside are moulded, sculpted, ...

Green House

Green House

Namaste is a greeting in Nepal and India. This is the smallest of the three Greenhouses.
At the rear of the ...

Rokerij

Rokerij

The original Rokerij, near the Leidseplein, is quite big inside. It has a full bar and a homely lounging area at the ...

Rusland

Rusland

A big multi-level place and, according to some, the first coffeeshop in Amsterdam.
Food and a wide variety of ...

YO-YO

YO-YO

Being on the corner of Hemonystraat Spacious and airy coffeeshop near the Albert Cuyp daymarket, popular with locals. ...

De Tweede Kamer

De Tweede Kamer

Languages are not my strong point but I believe Tweede Kamer translates as 'second room'. More specifically it can ...

Abraxas Coffeshop Amsterdam

Abraxas Coffeshop Amsterdam

One of the best tourist-friendly coffeeshops in Amsterdam. Over the years, Abraxas has grown and evolved. At one ...

Homegrown Fantasy

Homegrown Fantasy

The outside of Homegrown Fantasy is quite nondescript. So much so, in fact, that it's quite easy to walk straight ...

Anyday

Anyday

A tiny place, although there is a little bit more up a spiral staircase. Probably the cheapest hash and grass in the ...

Bulldog Mack

Bulldog Mack

The Bulldog Mack is an expansion of the Bulldog living room concept. The Mack started serving alcohol and ...