Dutch laws on prostitution and drugs have been transformed in recent years very quickly and quite categorically. Prostitution is still legal.
The expectation of most tourists does not match the reality -red light districtnot an open-air museum, not a theatrical performance or a flash mob. There is much more "no" than "possible" here.
This area is now the safest place in Amsterdam. And once it was dangerous to come here even during the day. Over the past ten years, a lot has changed - there is no crime, den and debauchery. It is almost impossible to meet the sellers of hard drugs, And those who sell, rather, simply "bred" naive tourists and hand them a gram of powdered sugar, expensive sugar is obtained.
There are almost no coffee shops (establishments selling cannabis) in the Red Light District.And the more often proposals appear in the Dutch government to ban the sale of cannabis to tourists and stop the law on legalizing prostitution, the more people from all over the world come from all over the world who want to see this "nightmare" with their own eyes.
All the fault is not the sale of forbidden fruits itself, but a huge flow of tourists who want to simply see more often than take part. But when the stream of “just watching” turns into a turbulent river, it becomes dangerous. So the government of Amsterdam decided and the Red Lanterns area began to be zealously guarded not from prostitutes, pimps and drug dealers, but from tourists who “I'll just take a look, well, take a photo as much as possible”.
Yes, there are much more tourists than individual entrepreneurs selling their bodies ...
On a private guided tour of the Red Light District, you will see:
- The oldest church in Amsterdam;
- Rooms where prostitutes work;
- St. Anthony's Gate;
- Anatomical theater from which the existence of the Kunstkamera Museum in Russia began;
- The world's first sex theater;
- Monument to a prostitute;
- Two operating breweries;
- Bar where you can pay with monkeys;
- Condom shop.
You will learn:
- Where is the red light district and why;
- Why are they red and not green, for example;
- Who lives in the red light district;
- What did prostitutes do after “retirement”;
- How prostitutes pay taxes;
- Where male prostitutes sell themselves;
- What's the difference between cannabis and marijuana;
- How many times a year Amsterdammers themselves use the services of prostitutes;
- And of course why did they legalize prostitution and soft drugs;
- There are many other things that you will not find in standard guidebooks.
- Excursion cost:180 euros for your company up to 6 people.
- Duration:2-2.5 hours
- Venue: Dam square(de Dam) at the obelisk.