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Red Light District Guided Tour & History

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The Red Light District Guided Tour & History is full of 'live and let live' stories. In this special Guided Tour covering one of the oldest city areas, we'll show you why.

Of course, there is the existence of a sparkling nightlife and police officers who sometimes turn a blind eye. And yet there is much more to tell about this most famous tourist attraction.

Our story begins in the 14th century, when the 'Nieuwezijds' and 'Ouwezijds' were build and were given their final shape, during the time when the canals were first introduced as a special urban renewal invention.

The present situation and the current urban developments regarding the city of Amsterdam won't be emphasized during this particular tour. No, we rather take you back in time, to the days when the city got its unique shape and character.

You'll see all the old medieval buildings and discover that there's an interesting history behind every door. This part of Amsterdam contains hundreds of special national monuments. All these churches and towers form the unique 'UNESCO-worthy' cityscape.

The Old Church is one of the oldest preserved buildings in town. Already in the early 14th century, traders and craftsmen and all kinds of Amsterdam citizens from different backgrounds and walks of life, came here to listen to sermons.

Visit the Red Light District in a surprising manner; discover the very interesting stories and the history of the oldest part of the town centre. Together with our experienced guide, we'll take you to the era when the Golden Age was still in the distant future, it was a point in time when prostitution wasn't all to visible and when Amsterdam was at the brink to leave the Dark Ages behind.

  • Short break in a vintage Amsterdam pub
  • Professional tour guide (a local with years of experience)
  • Can be booked on any day and time you prefer!

Our professional tour guides are multilingual. Please contact us for more information.

You can book this guided tour with fewer participants than stated on this page, if you are willing to pay for the required number!

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