Red Light District Amsterdam Holland

1. Moulin Rouge

Oddly enough, Amsterdam’s Red Light District, just a short walk from the Sex Museum, Venustempel, is a major tourist attraction by itself. Consisting of a network of alleys, De Wallen, Singelgebied and Ruysdaelkade form the Rossebuurt (red light areas) of Amsterdam. De Wallen, where these photos were shot at, is said to be the oldest and largest area.

Red Light District Amsterdam Holland

2. establishments with wide display windows

Red Light District Amsterdam Holland

3. ladies attracting the attention of passers-by

While local authorities have tried to eradicate the oldest profession in the world, judging by the popularity of Amsterdam’s Red Light District, they have not been very successful.

Red Light District Amsterdam Holland

4. photography directly at entertainers is not allowed in the Red Light District

Red Light District Amsterdam Holland

5. one of the many neon-lighted establishments

It is said that there are three hundred one-room cabins available for rental by prostitutes to offer their services, which is legal in the Netherlands.

Red Light District Amsterdam Holland

6. pink is a popular colour here

Red Light District Amsterdam Holland

7. Erotic Museum

Although Amsterdam Red Light District is made up by mainly establishments of brothels, sex theatres, peep shows, museums of cannabis and erotica, as well as cafés that sell marijuana, many tourists come for a walk for the sights and atmosphere.

Red Light District Amsterdam Holland

8. sightseers

Red Light District Amsterdam Holland

9. souvenir shop

No doubt, many people come here as though it is a park, having a leisurely stroll or sitting on one of the benches, but I wouldn’t recommend tourists to visit after dark.

Red Light District Amsterdam Holland

10. police on horseback patrolling the streets

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