Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffeeshop Walking Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Amsterdam’s coffeeshop culture has earned itself a world-renowned reputation. Rumored to have started in the Red Light District, it has direct ties to the city's liberal laws and attitudes. On this tour we will journey through the neighborhood that birthed this cultural phenomenon and investigate fascinating occurrences unique to De Wallen. Explore strange historical events that have laid the foundations of the Red Light District with a local guide on your walk through the medieval city center while visiting local landmarks and iconic coffeeshops.

Our tours are always fun and personalized to your liking so you will also be able to enjoy local delicacies, stop by unique establishments, have a drink, and visit famous tourist attractions with your own local coffeeshop connoisseur.

This is a group tour and can accomodate up to 14 people.

What's Included

Group Tour

Local Licensed Tour Guide

What's Not Included

Food & Drink

Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 120

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Red Light District
The Red Light District is the medieval city center of Amsterdam. It has a rich cultural history of religious persecution and public liberties. Presently the Red Light District has become one of the worlds most well known tourist destinations for its old architecture, vibrant nightlife, coffeshops and red light windows.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Red Light District (De Wallen)
The Red Light District also known as Den Wallen is the medieval city center of Amsterdam. Beautifully crossed by bridges and canals, the area is considered of great cultural importance to the Netherlands. Having been considered a den of vice throughout the past, today it houses the highest concentration of Amsterdam’s famous red light windows and coffeshops. Also found here are many strip clubs, bars and clubs.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

In de Waag
Originating as one of the city wall gates known as Saint Anthony’s Gate, the Waag is listed as a national monument of the Netherlands. The rich history of this building has evolved over the years, being used as a weigh house, fire station, Amsterdam Museum, Jewish History Museum, and city archives.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

St. Nicholas Basilica
The Basilica of Saint Nicholas was constructed between 1884 and 1887 and now stands across from Centraal Station. It served as the city’s primary Roman Catholic church after a prohibition against Catholicism starting in the 1580s and lasting until the 19th century.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Oude Kerk
The Oude Kerk or ‘Old Church’ was built in the second half of the 13th century and it is considered the oldest surviving building in the city. The church was of the Roman Catholic denomination until 1578 when Catholic control was overthrown by the Calvinist Dutch Reformed Church. In recent years, in addition to the ecclesial function, the church serves as a contemporary art gallery and still showcases its historic period rooms to the public.

1 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Weeping Tower
The Schreierstoren is a medieval defense tower located near the city port, constructed in 1487. Originally part of the medieval city wall of Amsterdam, its name loosely translates to the weeping tower, which refers to the many wives of sailors that would wave a sad goodbye to their husbands from above as they departed to sea. English sea-explorer Henry Hudson set sail from this location on his expedition that led to the ‘discovery’ of Manhattan on behalf of the Dutch East Indies Company in 1609.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Wynand Fockink
Wynand Fockink distillery and tasting room specializes in producing genever, a traditional dutch drink similar to gin. Here you will sample some of the finest liqueur the city has to offer and you will learn how to drink it using local customs.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Centraal Station
Officially opened in 1889 the Centraal Station in Amsterdam has remained fundamental to connecting the city with the rest of the Netherlands. The construction of this station led to the transition of Amsterdam from a waterfront city to an inland city. The station was designed by architect Petrus Josephus Hubertus (Pierre) Cuypers.

1 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Museum Het Rembrandthuis
Former house of renown dutch golden-age painter Rembrant between 1639 and 1658.

1 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The new market is a daily market bordering the Red Light District and Chinatown. It contains the monumental Waag, a 15th century building once used for scaling goods. Surrounded by monumental buildings the nieuwmarkt has become a central location in the modern medieval city center of Amsterdam.

1 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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