The famous Red Light District extends between Warmoesstraat, Oudezijds Voorburgwal and Oudezijds Achterburwal and perpendicular streets. It is here that behind each showcase with a red neon, day and night prostitutes wait for their customers. They are forbidden to show them nude, then they hide the minimum. Apart from that, the area is full of pubs where beer flows afloat like sex shops, including the famous Condomerie and the Museum of sex. The atmosphere is surreal because tourists of all ages and from everywhere don’t seem to really take the place seriously. We could think they believed they’re in a sexual amusement park where every night lots of buses of tourism take them there.
The district is one of the oldest in Amsterdam.
Note that it is forbidden to take a picture of the prostitutes behind the windows.
Do not miss to admire the facades of the 14th century, canals and charming alleys. It is also here that is found the oldest church in Amsterdam.
Don’t miss a visit to the Museum of Amstelkring, hiding in his attic you could find the last clandestine Church of Amsterdam.