Old Amsterdam & Red Light District Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

164159


Categories

City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers. With families the tour will have a more educational purpose.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

Portuguese (conversational), English (fluent), Dutch (fluent)

Tour in the old city center of Amsterdam and the changing Red Light District with a private guide


The Red Light District is one of the most interesting and beautiful neighborhoods in the world, but has a bad reputation. It somehow became my mission to show visitors the many beautiful sides of the area.

This tour is an ideal mix of history, current changes in the Red Light District, happening places and a good day out.

Ofcourse we'll visit the heart of Amsterdam, the oldest building in town, the place where Rembrandt got married and many other historic sights.

The Red Light District played a huge role in the famous Dutch tolerant culture. Like the story of my grandfather who owned one of the first bars for colored people.

The area is known for it's window brothels and coffee shops, but is currently going through big changes due to a project of the city council. Many window brothels and coffee shops are being closed.

Due to this project, creatives (like myself) are able to rent these former window brothels and start businesses inside. During my tour we will visit this space: a chocolate & spice shop!

Itinerary

We walk through the oldest streets of Amsterdam.

After this we visit the Zeedijk and hear beautiful stories of the old harbor. Feel the cultural rich and lively China Town, where we -when open- can visit the Buddhist temple.

We continue to De Waag where Rembrandt painted his famous painting 'The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp'.

We explore the rest of the Red Light District and visit my former window brothel in the most skinny alley of Amsterdam.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: REGULAR MEETING POINT
The square 'Beursplein': between Central Station and Dam Square, about 5 min. walking.
I will stand at the statue of the Wallstreet Bull, wearing a Tours By Locals ID.

HOTEL
Only if this is in the 1012 area!

TRAIN STATION
Only at Amsterdam's Central Train Station

> Any other meeting location: let me know where you would like to start, so I can see if this is possible

End location: We can end at the meeting location, or perhaps in a nice local bar or restaurant in the old city center.

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

Walking Tour

What’s Included

- Visit to my former window brothel (part of the city project), in Amsterdam's famous most narrow alley

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4 Euro - Drink (when wanted)

What’s Extra

Personal expenses

Restrictions

- I don't guide in museums
- I don't own a car but if necessary can arrange transfer. Do notice: public transport is pretty good arranged in Holland and usually cheaper.

A Recent Review of this tour

Ian met us at our hotel and we had a fascinating tour of the old section of Amsterdam including the historic Red Light district. Ian has lived in Amsterdam for years and has incredible knowledge of the surroundings and history. All in all, a terrific tour.
Janet Clark

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