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Red Light District Guided Tour & History

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Red Light District Guided Tour & History

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!

Does ‘Mokum Events’ only speak and guide the events in Dutch, or are other languages also available?
Our guides speak several languages, so almost all trips, excursions, guided tours and arrangements can also be followed in various languages.
Our group is smaller than the minimum number of participants, can I still join the event?
Yes, you can. However, since we commit ourselves for a minimum number of participants, we request you to pay this minimum rate. Please, contact us in advance!
Where in Amsterdam do the arrangements start?
Many trips start in the vicinity of the Amsterdam Central Railway Station (CS), but this depends completely on the chosen arrangement. Our employees will advise you in advance about the right point of departure.
Is my requested date available?
Through our systems, we can immediately check if your requested arrangement is available on the planned date. If so, we’ll advise you to make a reservation as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointments.
At what time can I start the event?
You can specify this entirely according to you wishes! This will however partly depend on the chosen arrangement, but in principle the events start whenever you want them to start!
an we also join guided tours or workshops made by other groups?
No, unfortunately you can not. “Mokum Events” organises trips and arrangements exclusively for groups, completely tailored to specific desires. It’s for that reason other persons can’t join arrangements made by other groups of people.
Do the trips also take place in bad weather?
Definitely! If it rains, we also go into town! We can arrange rain ponchos and umbrellas if necessary and can stay in the pub a bit longer. Amsterdam is also beautiful if the weather is not soo nice, you can take our word for it!
How will we go from place “a” to place “b”?
Our guides will take you from one point to the other (unless you only have to cover for example 100 meters). You will always receive an itinerary so you will know where you have to go.
Are company trips and arrangements tax-deductible?
In general, all costs of a company trip are tax-deductible. However, only if these costs are reasonable according to the tax authorities. The treasury also states that 75% of all employees must be able to join the event. These 75% may however also consist of a certain part or division of the company.
Can you send us a brochure or price list?
Mokum Events does not use brochures or price lists. We love to involve you in designing the ideal arrangement. Custom-made trips, remember? That’s why we can’t quote fixed rates. After all, everything depends on your wishes and ideas! Our offer is a personal offer, based on all your choices.
When do we have to pay our custom-made trip or event?
We will send you an invoice in advance, which has to be paid in full, not later than 14 days after you have received the invoice at the latest.

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