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!
- 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
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.
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.
-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.