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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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