What is going on? Why is this such a Dutch place?
Amsterdam's red light district. The most famous part of Amsterdam and the part most visited by tourists. But why do the Dutch display this site that in other countries are mostly hidden so much in the open? Why are the Dutch so open minded about prostitutes and drugs? (and other ethical questions as gay marriage etc?)
I want to take you on a tour in this area of prostitutes, marihuana and old churches and give you an in-depth story about this area. Next to the red light district this area is home to the old heart of Amsterdam, lots of history, beautiful monuments and different communities living together in this small part of the city. And that to me is the beauty of this part of town.
Going around in the canal zone of Amsterdam, or going outside the city to the tulip fields or windmills and cheese farms I love to tell all about the highlights. But to say heuray, heuray we have prostitutes and it is all in the open. It is not a story I want to tell. The story is more complex. Join me and I will tell you.
It is a walking tour in the old city centre of Amsterdam. We will see all highlights in this area, It is not only about prostitution. You will be surprised how many different neighbourhoods are concentrated in this small area. The tour can always be adjusted to your wishes. Roughly we will walk in a slow pace for around 2 hours.
If your hotel is in the old centre of Amsterdam it is possible to start and finish at your hotel. In that case the tour will be a bit longer.
Good weather is not included. Be prepared for rain, wind and cold weather. In the months of March and April, even gloves are sometimes needed.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour will start at the Saint Nicolaas church.
End location: The tour will end at the Saint Nicolaas church.
Duration: 2 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euro - For a drink in a local Dutch brown cafe (pub).
@Museums. I do not guide inside. They have written information, audio-guides or professional guides available for you.
@Languages. I can guide in English and Netherlands. In the other languages listed, I do have basic understanding.