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Red-light District Guided Tour and Canal Cruise

  • Guided tour + boat ride
  • BdT Certificate

Discover with our Red-light District Guided Tour and Canal Cruise, two Amsterdam highlights that everyone should visit when discovering the Dutch capital.

  • Amsterdam Red Light District | Buendía Tours
    Amsterdam Red Light District | Buendía Tours
  • Neon signs in the Red Light District of Amsterdam
    Neon signs in the Red Light District of Amsterdam
  • Tourist boat through the canals of Amsterdam
    Tourist boat through the canals of Amsterdam
  • Tourist boat through the canals of Amsterdam
    Tourist boat through the canals of Amsterdam
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Prices

  • Adulto

    From 26

  • Estudiantes, menores de 26 años

    From 23

  • Menores de 8 años

    Free

Itinerary Itinerary

Amsterdam's Red-light District is one of the Netherlands' most famous locations, but nonetheless many tourists don't know the true story of this centuries-old neighbourhood. Our tour will help you understand the true history, regulations and security issues of this controversial district, thanks to our expert local guides. Although certain areas of the district are now out of bounds for tourists, this tour still has access to some of the most iconic streets lined with cabins. Our guides will always comply with current regulations and guarantee your safety.

As you follow the old wall that once surrounded the city around, you'll learn more about Amsterdam's surprising history of sexual freedom, and about the bizarre businesses that exist in the city, including a shop that allows you to create personalized preservatives. Expect to find original and funny products in the unique stores of the Red-light District.

Surprisingly, the oldest church in town is also in the district, surrounded by red lit cabins, and next to the statue of Belle, Amsterdam's most famous sex worker, whose story conveys a powerful message. As this tour takes you through busy streets, you'll discover the famous coffee shops, where marijuana consumption is allowed, and learn about exactly what products they sell, the risks involved as a client, what the magic pastries are really made of, and much more... Our guides will answer all your questions.

Throughout the two-hour duration of this tour, you'll be continuously learning about the history of prostitution in Amsterdam, the origins of the Red-light District, the current legal regulations that sex workers and clients have to follow, the health and safety measures that exist and the social reality of the neighbourhood. A local guide will also give you advice on which places to avoid and where to go in order to enjoy a genuine Amsterdam experience.

As well as the past and present, our guided tour will focus on the future, informing you of the latest local government's plans and ideas for the district, as well as presenting you with the different points of view of the political parties and authorities involved: the Netherlands Government, the sex workers, Amsterdam residents, etc. By the time the tour is over, you'll be able to call yourself an Amsterdam history expert!


This Red-light District guided tour is the best way to truly comprehend a place that, although known by everybody, very few people actually understand. Two hours of in depth explanations and answering your questions, with expert local guides ready to help you live an unforgettable journey through one of the world's most mysterious cities.

Highlights of the 1hour Boat Ride on the canals of Amsterdam Highlights of the 1hour Boat Ride on the canals of Amsterdam

Known as the "Venice of the North", with 100 kilometres of canals dividing it into various small islands, Amsterdam cannot be understood without taking a boat around its water roads. This cruise will take you through famous canals like Herengracht, Keizergracht or Prinsengracht, all of them part of the unique Canal District, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Elegant businessmen's houses built during the Amsterdam Golden Age, majestic facades, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Narrow Bridge) and many more stunning views are waiting for you...

Meeting point

Our guides will wait next to the National Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam.

Address: Dam, 1012 JL Amsterdam, Países Bajos

  • Dam, 1012 JL
    • Ámsterdam, Países Bajos

Details

  • Duration

    • 2h approx - Red Light District Tour
    • 1h approx - Boat Cruise
  • Included

    • English guide
    • Boat cruise through Amsterdam canals
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  • Language

    • English
  • Cancelaciones

    • This activity does not admit cancellations
  • Rules and advices

    Remember to have the voucher printed with the reservation

    The tour is not canceled due to bad weather

    The canal boat tour can be exchanged at the time you want at the boarding dock near Central Station (Prins Hendrikkade 25)

  • Rules and advices

    Remember to have the voucher printed with the reservation

    The tour is not canceled due to bad weather

    The canal boat tour can be exchanged at the time you want at the boarding dock near Central Station (Prins Hendrikkade 25)

  • Covid 19 Travel Health

    The service complies with local regulations and the necessary hygiene measures to avoid infections related to the coronavirus