Red Light District: Christian & Social Projects

Tour Number

Activity Level

398096


Categories

Local Experience, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

Dutch (fluent), English (advanced)

Challenge everything you thought you knew about this district!


The Red Light District is mostly known for it's coffeeshops and prostitution, but I would like to surprise you with a whole different view of this beautiful and unique area.

My husband and me own a small chocolate shop in the Red Light District and have been involved in several social initiatives in the area. Through our work we have a large network in this area with which we can offer a unique experience.

This tour involves a bit of history, but mainly covers social projects and a large gentrification project in the old city center of Amsterdam.

I will talk about/visit places of social initiatives, christian organizations, current projects changing the area, cultural projects & small museums, and when we have a chance visit & talk with locals.

Come and explore a whole new view on the Red Light District of Amsterdam with me!

Itinerary

- Start at Damrak (or your hotel)
- Oldest building and heart of Amsterdam, tories of the old harbour
- New initiatives due to a major gentrification project
- Visit to my (chocolate) shop, a former window brothel, located in the Red Light District
- Stories of different churches, organizations and non-profits who helped to shape the tolerant character of the Red Light District in their own way

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Damrak 247
Under the tower with the clock, in front of the shop 'Rent a Bike', I will be standing at the bench.
About 5 min. walking from Amsterdam's Central Station, or 2 min. from Dam Square.

Start at your hotel: only if it is located in the 1012 zip code area. Please message me to see if this is possible.

End location: We can end at the start location (Damrak 247), or Dam Square.

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

Walking Tour.

What’s Included

Professional guiding services in English & Dutch. This tour can be customized.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 Euros - Only if you would like to have a drink during the tour, or perhaps to buy a souvenir.

What’s Extra

If you like, we can make a stop during the tour for a drink or a snack.

Easy walking shoes are handy in Amsterdam (old streets), and perhaps an umbrella when rain is expected.

Restrictions

-I don't own a car and offer only walking tours in and around the city of Amsterdam. I can accompany you traveling by public transport or taxi.

-I do not guide within museums.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Salomé T.

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