Amsterdam Red Light District Tour

Quick Details

Start Point:  At 20h00 on the sidewalk outside the Barbizon Palace Hotel

End Point: Near the Old Church

Please note: Amsterdam City Council has made a new decision about the Red Light District Tours: From 1 April 2019, no tours larger than 4 people  after 19h00 anymore. So we’ll be running a Semi-Private Tour of up to 4 people at 20h00.

Prices: 25€ up to March 31st and 45€ from April 1st, 2019 onwards.

Due to limited availability, tickets will be sold in pairs for tours from 1 April 2019 

Dive Into the City’s Red Light District

No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without touring the city’s most infamous neighborhood – the Red Light District.

Discover what this neighborhood is all about with That Dam Guide. The tour covers the following topics:

  • The history of the Red Light District and of prostitution in general in Amsterdam
  • Today’s legal framework which has both good and bad points
  • The impacts gentrification has on the area and the business
  • How the women rent their spaces and what’s included
  • How much women tend to charge their clients and how to negotiate
  • Security in the area and the role of the management companies and the police
  • Men for women behind the windows, transgender and the so-called elite streets
  • We show you and talk (from the outside) about sex shops, live sex theatres, peep shows, strip clubs and let you know which are good and which to avoid
  • We encourage and love discussion on the tour

We show you around this iconic corner of Amsterdam and give you a real insider’s view on how it all works. We do this discreetly and safely and you will walk away having learned about aspects of the area that you never knew existed.

  • Chevron down Terms & Conditions
  • Refund policy:  If you cancel more than 48 hours before the start of the tour then you will receive a full refund less bank costs if any.  If you cancel within the last 48 hours then you get a refund only if I can re-sell your places.

    Group size is 10 people but if 9 have booked then it can be increased to 11 to allow another couple a place on the tour.

    The tours are given by Mark or Lee.  In the vast majority of cases the tour is given by the guide advertised but very occasionally one of us has to fill in for the other.

    The 15 year age limit:

    A word about the age restriction… The tour is very graphic in parts with strange sex toys and porn videos in shop windows. We talk about a lot of crazy stuff and intimate things and make some pretty bawdy jokes, in the best possible taste. I don’t want to have to trim info because there are minors on board. Even if the parents of the kids are fine with it, it might make other people on the tour feel uncomfortable. For all these reasons I figured 15 years was a good compromise. I am happy to give private tours of the area for families regardless of the age of the children, in that case, I’d bow to parental wishes.