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!
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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 2 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4 Euro - Drink (when wanted)
- 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.
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Our group of four were very impressed with Ian. He was knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, helpful, thoughtful and accommodating. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat.