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Top 30 Mistakes On Trip To Amsterdam

Posted on: July 14, 2023

3 white canal boats in Amsterdam in front several canal houses with blue sky

Amsterdam Travel Mistakes: Essential Tips for a Flawless Trip

Attention travelers! Don’t let Amsterdam travel mistakes tarnish your trip! The travel mistakes mentioned below have been shared by fellow Amsterdam visitors who are members of the Facebook group called Amsterdam Secrets. Their candid accounts and personal experiences provide valuable insights for anyone planning a trip to this enchanting city. By taking note of these firsthand experiences, you can avoid common pitfalls and ensure a smoother and more enjoyable journey.

a red-lit alley in Amsterdam Red Light District

Discover the top 30 Amsterdam travel mistakes to avoid and ensure a smooth, unforgettable adventure in the vibrant Dutch capital.

1 | Getting a taxi from the airport into the city! DON’T DO IT! get the train and save A LOT of money!

2 | Not moving fast enough when you hear that bike bell ring!

3 | Not stayed long enough.

4 | Not booking the Anne Frank tour in advance and I couldn’t go.

a guide gives a tour on a canal bridge in Amsterdam during the Anne Frank Walking Tour on a summer day with Dutch architecture on the background

5 | Taking the spanish boat tour was not as informative as I would have liked.

6 | Fell asleep on the train after an all night rave in Utrecht, ended up near zandvoort.

7 | Getting too fucked up on the first night.

8 | Not realising that some supermarkets take debit cards while others don’t, even the same chains sometimes.

Amsterdam Red Light District by night with red-lit window brothels left and right, and people walking in the alley

9 | Wrong travelling companion!

10 | Not seeing the cities and towns outside of Amsterdam. Visit Zandvoort, Haarlem

11 | Not stayed long enough.

12 | Never go to a coffee shop then go rent a bike.


coffeeshop bulldog the first

13 | Not being there long enough

14 | Not having much time , and not renting a bike!

15 | Wearing platform boots, take sensible shoes… most pathways are uneven and you will most likely twist your ankle a few times

Must see in Amsterdam Red Light District street art

16 | Getting lost getting on the wrong metro 4

17 | My constant mistake is that I always somehow book for not long enough.

18 | Not practicing my bike riding.

19 | Didn’t eat at the FEBO enough.

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A kroket from the FEBO.

20 | Didn’t go to the Van Gogh museum

21 | Smoking a full blunt at a coffee shop after having gone a full week without. The nicotine combined with the THC put me out cold. Luckily I revived.

22 | Ate the whole box of magic truffles and smoked three zoots in the middle of amsterdam. By far worst experience I’ve ever been through.

23 | Not going to more museums or other historical markers, not getting a place to stay that had a kitchen…we spent way to much on take away, when we could have saved hundreds.

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24 | Going into a blue light window (accidentally) whilst tripping on mushies. Never quite get over that experience

26 | Paying €12 for a waffle in dam central where all the cakes look so pretty on the window.

27 | Didnt pay the train ticket… got caught.
28 | Buying a bag of Amnesia,forgetting where I put it,then finding it when i got home.
lady smoking on the street on a sunny with art behind her
29 | Taking money…..hardly anyone accepted it. Even for a coffee and a toastie, we had to pay by card.
30 | Forgot to book Moulin Rouge tickets and missed the sex show where I heard to many good things about.
people walking in Amsterdam Red Light District with Moulin Rouge on the right side with red-lit neon advertisements

From practical advice such as opting for the train instead of a taxi from the airport to save money, being mindful of bike bells, and understanding the importance of pre-booking popular attractions like the Anne Frank tour, to cultural nuances like being aware of different payment methods at supermarkets and respecting local customs in the Red Light District, these insights cover a wide range of travel considerations.

Moreover, the shared experiences shed light on the importance of time management, from staying long enough to truly experience the city to allocating ample time for museum visits and exploring Amsterdam’s neighboring cities and towns. The tips also highlight the significance of practicalities like wearing appropriate footwear on the uneven pathways and being cautious about personal belongings.

By learning from the experiences of others, you can enhance your Amsterdam adventure and make the most of your time in the city. Remember to plan your itinerary wisely, take note of the valuable suggestions, and ensure a memorable and hassle-free trip to Amsterdam.

Keep these Amsterdam travel mistakes in mind as you embark on your journey, and embrace the wisdom shared by fellow travelers to create unforgettable memories in the remarkable Dutch capital.

10x Sex Shows In Amsterdam 2023

Posted on: August 12, 2023

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Sex Shows in Amsterdam: Top 10 Adult Theaters 2023

Unveiling the alluring veil of Amsterdam’s nightlife, our spotlight turns to the vibrant realm of entertainment – the famed sex shows.


Embarking on a journey that blurs the lines between titillation and artistry, this exposé promises to be a provocative exploration. Whether you’re an adventurous traveler seeking to indulge in the city’s risqué offerings or simply curious about the cultural fabric that weaves these explicit performances into Amsterdam’s identity, this article is your backstage pass. Prepare to be intrigued, educated, and perhaps even a bit scandalized as we delve into the 10 Best Sex Shows in Amsterdam. Let’s pull back the curtains on this electrifying topic, shedding light on its significance in a city known for its liberal attitude and avant-garde experiences.

Looking for really exciting things to do in Amsterdam but don’t know what? Don’t roam the city aimlessly. This way you will miss the most exciting venues in the Dutch capital. You don’t want that.

Discover this free, updated 2023 list with the 10 best sex shows in Amsterdam. This is what you really need for an unforgettable time in Amsterdam. Let’s check it out below!

Sex Show Amsterdam


Don’t miss out on must-know information on The Moulin Rouge, The Peep Show, Casa Rosso and even world’s first 5D Porn Cinema. Discover it now!


First things first. What is a sex show? What is the official meaning?

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A sex show is a form of life performance featuring one or more performers who engage in some form of sexual activity on stage for the entertainment or sexual gratification of spectators. (source)

10 Best Sex Shows in Amsterdam

1 | Moulin Rouge Amsterdam

Moulin Rouge Amsterdam ticket
Moulin Rouge is surrounded by red light windows.

The Moulin Rouge in Amsterdam is an iconic sex show, drawing visitors from around the world for its naughty yet riveting performances. Located within one of the most historic districts, entertainment seekers flock to hear the screams of joy and raucous laughter that emanates throughout the building. In a city like Amsterdam where sex and drugs are not scorned upon, people come out of their shells while watching this elaborate production. Whether you’re here to check out the sex show or just familiarize yourself with local culture, visiting Moulin Rouge is sure to sate your appetite for adult entertainment!



front view of Moulin Rouge in Amsterdam Red Light District with some people on the street

Buy Moulin Rouge tickets online here. And make sure you have an entrance. The tickets sell out quickly. Are you looking for an original gift in Amsterdam? Then give someone a ticket for Moulin Rouge as a gift.

Sex shows in Moulin Rouge are amazing! Buy a ticket and see 5 different performances in 60 minutes. Sex show at Moulin Rouge Amsterdam include: female stripteases, live couple sex, writing shows, banana shows and ribbon shows.

The trendy bar inside Moulin Rouge in Amsterdam and chairs around it

Order a drink inside at the trendy bar. Or, just enjoy the sex shows on one of the comfortable chairs inside.


Expect a roster of seductive artists performing unforgettable shows. All the theatre seats are positioned close to the stage so prepare for an immersive experience.

Moulin Rouge Amsterdam

Do you need to book in advance to visit Moulin Rouge?

Yes, it is recommended that you book in advance to visit Moulin Rouge in Amsterdam. This amazing venue has a lot to offer and can make the perfect gift or fun experience. It  offers saucy sex shows that you can’t see elsewhere. By booking ahead of time, you can ensure that you don’t miss out on your desired performance and are able to purchase tickets at the best price.

Try to book the Moulin Rouge tickets at least 36 hours in advance via our website.


a woman pointing to the belly of a man without t-shirt and the text Moulin Rouge written on his body in Amsterdam Red Light District

Me and 6 friends visited Amsterdam at the start of January and decided that a sex show in Amsterdam was one of our “musts”. We picked Moulin Rogue partly for the name and also the price wasn’t too bad at 40€. Overall an interesting and funny experience with two strip-acts and two full blown sex acts. Overall a must to-do in Amsterdam but couldn’t see myself doing it again now I have done it once.

TripAdvisor: 358 reviews – 3 out 5 stars.
Yelp: 10 reviews – 2,5 out 5 stars.


✦ Entrance ticket = 40,-

One of our tour guides visited Moulin Rouge together with two female customers after a Red Light District tour. We had a great time and to us it’s the best sex show in Amsterdam. Discover how it went down in our review:


2 | Male Strip Show in Amsterdam For Women

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Women are getting ready for male strippers in Amsterdam

NOW, something just for the ladies! Amsterdam’s newest erotic venue is this place that offers the perfect girls night out. It’s of one the first sex shows in Amsterdam specifically for women!

Amsterdam is a city famed for its raucous nightlife, and a male strip show is the perfect way to add a bit of spice to a girls night out. The shows are professionally choreographed and the performers are always in top physical shape, making for an incredibly visually pleasing experience.



And while the performers may be scantily clad, they are never lewd or vulgar, so you can enjoy the show without feeling uncomfortable. Amsterdam’s male strip shows are also unique in that they often incorporate comedy and audience participation into the act, ensuring that there is never a dull moment. So if you’re looking for a fun and unique way to add some excitement to your next girls night out, Amsterdam’s male strip shows are a must-do.

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It offers muscular, handsome male strippers who give the best erotic shows in town – just for female customers. This place looks really cool from the inside and the atmosphere inside is amazing! Women go crazy during the men’s performances.

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“Freak me, baby! Oooh yeah…”

The visitors can also get a personal striptease on stage or at their seat among the other guests which can be great for a bachelorette. The waiters here serve delicious drinks in a stylish and sizzling setting.

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The crowd is having a blast!

Opening Hours

This male strip show in Amsterdam is hosted on Saturday’s. From 10:30 pm till 00:30 am.

Afterwards the party continues in trendy club Jimmy Woo in the city centre. For those who are looking for a complete night out experience, this organisation also offer a dinner option beforehand and a free afterparty entrance to one of Amsterdam’s most coolest club afterwards.

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A bachelorette is getting a private lapdance.


Google: 241 reviews | 4,9 out of 5 stars.
TripAdvisor: 74 reviews | 5 out of 5 stars.

I was skeptical when I booked this as part of my friends bachelorette weekend, but thought it would be funny at least.

We were 8 girls and we’re all awed and wooed by the performances! Highly entertaining, surprising, engaging and funny. Definitely the highlight of our weekend and I can’t wait to bring more girlfriends for a fun night out.

We followed to the Jimmy Woo for the after party but it wasn’t my vibe/crowd, I’d probably pick a different plan for the after.

Overall, highly recommend this show for a fun girls night out! Source: https://g.co/kgs/Zw24m9


Regular ticket = 35,-



3 | 5D Porn Cinema

Best sex shows to see in Amsterdam
Inside Amsterdam 5D Cinema.

This isn’t really one of those typical sex shows in Amsterdam. This is the first 5D sex show in the world! Strap yourself in and prepare for a bumpy and sexy ride.



In world’s first 5D Porn Cinema all your senses will be triggered. Inside the cozy theatre a X-rated 3D film is displayed. To make the experience 5D, other effects are added like moving seats, water, wind, lights and bubbles. All the effects sync to what’s happening on screen.

Amsterdam 5D Porn Cinema Inside Red Light District

The short 3D film takes place in and around the Red Light District area and lasts around 10 minutes. This is a funny experience, especially together with a group of friends.


Google: 55 reviews | 3,5 out of 5 stars.


✦ Entrance = 12,50



4 | Stripclub BonTon

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A party inside Club BonTon.

Club BonTon is without a doubt the best strip club in Amsterdam! Here everyone can have a great night.


It was opened in april 2019 – just next to the Heineken Experience. It has a super sexy, luxurious design which was made by Casper Reinders – one of the most succesful hospitality entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.

BonTon is a chique club with beautiful ladies inside who give the best sex shows in Amsterdam. Here, both men as women can have an unforgettable, exciting night out. This place has a great variety of delicious cocktails and the best champagnes at the bar, including Dom Pérignon and other Moët & Chandon’s.

One of the strippers with luminous heels.

Sex Rooms

Club BonTon also offers bedrooms on the top floors. Here you can have sex in one (or several) of the strippers. Not all strippers provide these erotic services though. But some do! They are offered by sex workers inside (who sometime also work as escorts). Ask the ladies themselves, if you’re interested.

Best Sex Shows in Amsterdam

TIP: Before or after your visit to Club BonTon, go to one of the bars or restaurants around the corner – on the Marie Heinekenplein. This square has a lively atmosphere and it is filled with other great places too!

Amsterdam Brothel Tour

During the daytime (when there are no customers), this place offers the Amsterdam Brothel Tour hosted by real prostitutes.



Google: 68 reviews | 4,3 out of 5 stars.


✦ Entrance ticket = 50,-
✦ Lap dance = > 20,-
✦ Drinks = > 5,-
✦ Private room = 300,- per hour



5 | Sex Palace Peep Show

Amsterdam Peep Show
The most accessible sex show in Amsterdam. 2 euro for 2 minutes.

For just 2,- euro you get a front seat to the action: live stripteases from female strippers. And live sex from man and woman one stage. The show last 2 minutes for 2 euro. All can be experience from a small private booth. The awkward and funny thing about this sex show is that in the booth not only sees the strippers, but also all the other people in the other booths. Everybody sees each other.

The female strippers don’t use sex toys. But they do make the shows exciting and go completely naked. Before getting naked, they show off their hot outfits and lingerie from the neighborhood sex shops.

The last peep show in Amsterdam! Jan Otten owns this peep show, Casa Rosso Erotic Theatre, the Banana bar, the Hospital Bar and the Erotic Museum. All located on the main street of the Red Light District.

Jan Otten is also one of the 22 experts in our Amsterdam Audio Stories app which is available in the Apple App Store. Download the app and learn everything you need to know about this area during a Red Light District tour with a virtual guide. You can hear stories of real sex workers, historians, police officers, locals and many other experts.

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This app offer two hours of audio, GPS, photos and can be played anywhere. Listen to it at home or in a hotel like a podcast. Or, in the Red Light District of course.



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Another historic feature of this place are the video booths. Travel back into time (1970’s) when there was no internet and no porn on television. Back then, people used these video booths to watch porn videos. In those years, that was super popular. One can choose between 400 videos.


Google: 148 reviews | 4,2 out of 5 stars.


✦ Live peep show = 2,- per 2 minutes


6 | Casa Rosso Sex Shows

Amsterdam Sex Shows Casa Rosso

This is Amsterdam’s most famous live sex show theatre. Casa Rosso was established over 50 years ago and has ever since been a main venue of the Red Light District area. The shows inside run in a continuous loop of around 60 – 90 minutes. In that time slot you can experience 9 professional acts, 4 of which are couple sex.



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One of the acts inside Casa Rosso Amsterdam.

For 16 years, a couple have been working together who gets paid to have sex with each other. You can see how he eats her pussy and how they do all positions, like missionary, to the beat of the the music. At Casa Rosso you can also see how a woman smokes a cigar with her vagina and a mistress who “punishes” a volunteer.


Casa Rosso Amsterdam Tickets
Casa Rosso is located on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal.

Once you enter you can stay inside till closing time but you’d be seeing the same performances every 60 – 90 minutes.

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Erica & Udy having sex on stage.

Whilst inside expect some amazing, high skilled sexual performances combined with a little bit of comedy. Important to know: there’s only limited seating available (especially in June, July, September and December). This means you’ll often have to wait in line.


Google: 16 reviews | 4,7 out of 5 stars.
TripAdvisor: 673 reviews | 3 out of 5 stars.


✦ Entrance ticket = 60,-

7 | Bananenbar

Front view of this sex show in Amsterdam.

Spoiler alert: the theme of the Bananenbar is the tropical fruit called the banana. Besides all the beautiful women the banana takes center stage, as a prop, held onto by the performer without using her hands.

At the entrance of the Bananenbar you can choose between two areas: the regular strip club (banana club) area or the classic bananabar area. Choose the classic Banana Bar area if you want to take a bite of a banana whilst its still inserted in a vagina. Interesting times!

Strippers in Amsterdam

Besides bananas the female performers also use their vaginas to sign postcards and do some other unimaginable feats. We would not really recommend this sex show to women.


Google: 213 reviews – 3,3 out 5 stars.


✦ Entrance ticket = 50,- (including one hour unlimited drinks.)
✦ Entrance club = 25,-



8 | Hospital Bar

Amsterdam strippers

The Hospital Bar in Amsterdam is a venue where strippers work as nurses. It’s the newest of all sex shows in the Red Light District. The Hospital bar is an exciting lap dance bar with a modern, spacious and relaxed atmosphere. It’s not mandatory to take a lap dance here. It is frowned upon if you don’t order any drinks inside.

Amsterdam stripclub strippers

It looks inside as you would expect from a modern strip club. LED lights, leather benches, strip poles and uplifting music. The Hospital Bar can be a good choice if you want to surprise a friend with a lap dance. For example because he is getting married or has a birthday.

hospital bar

This sex show in Amsterdam is located on the main street of the Red Light District. Almost half of the reviews on TripAdvisor are negative. But, it must be said that only 11 reviews can be found online.


TripAdvisor: 11 reviews | 2,5 out of 5 stars.


✦ Entrance: 25,- (including two drinks).



9 | Club LV

Sex Club LV amsterdam

It must be said that Club LV is a sex club – a brothel – but men can also get very good sex shows here. This is one of Amsterdam’s most exclusive sex clubs and has been serving clients for more than 14 years. This is why it deserves a spot on this 10 sex shows in Amsterdam list.

Club LV is really something for men who want to get intimate with the sex workers inside. At the bar area one can talk to any of the 12 ladies who are present. When you find one that you like simply head back to one of the 8 luxury private rooms for some intimacy.

Sex Club LV Amsterdam


Google: 82 reviews | 3,9 out of 5 stars.


✦ Entrance = 75,-
✦ Private room = 300,- per hour



10 | La Vie en Proost – Lapdance Bar in Red Light District

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It’s located in a narrow alley called Bethlehemsteeg.

This strip club in Amsterdam is situated well hidden at the end of an alley of the Red Light District. Just next to the Trompettersteeg – Amsterdam’s narrowest alleyway filled with window brothels.

This is a low-end strip club is definitely not the best one in Amsterdam but due to its location you might want to go here when you’re in De Wallen.

Stripclub Amsterdam Red Light District


The strippers here will try to sell you some expensive drinks. It’s something that many customers experienced. You can also read that in La Vie en Proost reviews. Ladies, we advise you to avoid this strip club if you are with friends.


Google: 120 reviews | 3,5 out of 5 stars.


✦ Entrance = 5,-
✦ Lap dance = > 10,-


With whom to visit a sex show?

Going to a sex show in Amsterdam is an experience unlike any other, and so it should be shared with someone special. Whether that person is your partner, a friend, a colleague or even a sex date, whomever you ultimately decide to bring should fit well within your comfort zone and share your enthusiasm for this unique experience. Ultimately, it’s important to carefully consider who the right person is to best enjoy the show with you.

Are sex toys used during the sex shows?

In Amsterdam, the spectacular sex shows are wild and outrageous and can be quite shocking for the uninitiated visitor. However, no sex toys are used in the sex shows – instead, performers rely on their skillful acts of gymnastic acrobatics to captivate their audience. The quality of these shows certainly has no lack of entertainment value despite not using props or sex toys. Amsterdam’s vanilla-style sex shows draw excited tourists from all around the world seeking to experience the openminded and liberal Dutch culture. Visit one of the many sex shops in Amsterdam. This is where you can discover all physical sex toys yourself.

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Have you visited one of these sex shows in Amsterdam? Let the world know how it was by posting a reply below.


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9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Blue Light District in Amsterdam

Posted on: January 9, 2023

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Ultimate Blue Light District Amsterdam Guide

Did you know that Amsterdam has a Blue Light District? This mysterious and lesser-known area of the city is full of surprises and unique facts that even locals may not be aware of. In this blog post, we’ll explore nine fascinating things that you didn’t know about the Blue Light District. From its history to its modern-day significance, get ready to discover a whole new side of Amsterdam. Let’s dive in!

1 | Meaning

Oudezijds Achtburgwal in Amsterdam at night with window brothels

The Blue Light District in Amsterdam is where transgender sex workers practice their trade in sex rooms. It mainly concerns people who have not had an operation to remove their male genitalia. This prostitution area in Amsterdam is called the Blue Light District because the sex workers usually use blue lights (instead of red lights) to illuminate their sex rooms.



2 | Is the Blue Light District real?

window brothels in Gordijnensteeg in Amsterdam

Yes, it’s totally real! What is good to know is that not all transgender sex workers use blue lights to offer their services. Moreover, it is also not a requirement to do so.

Female window prostitute also work in this district. Therefor you’ll see both red as blue-lit window brothels.

3 | Where is the Blue Light District in Amsterdam?

The Blue Light District can be found on the Bloedstraat and Gordijnensteeg in Amsterdam.

4 | Sex workers

Three window brothels in Amsterdam with closed red curtains

The transgender sex workers in the Blue Light District are particularly concerned about their privacy and very wary of tourists who – despite all warnings – still want to take pictures. The stigma, their status and their secret double life are often the reasons for this. The transgender sex workers are very afraid that photos will end up with their friends, family or other acquaintances.

5 | Blue Light District Prices

The prices for paid sex are very similar to the other sex workers in the Red Light District.

The window prostitutes in the Blue Red Light District charge prices from 50 euros for sexual services. This rate is usually for a maximum of 30 minutes.

The prices are negotiable and the window prostitutes also regularly refuse customers.

6 | Customers

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There is no existing research into the clients of transgender sex workers in the Amsterdam Red Light District. But in the past, our guides saw almost exclusively male customers entering these transgender sex workers.

The sex workers mostly target middle-aged men who walk the streets alone. To attract the attention of the man, they tap on the window and sometimes they briefly show their genitals.

Usually the clients of transgender sex workers are also specifically looking for what sex workers have to offer: feminine looks with a male genitalia. This is also confirmed by a transgender sex worker during an interview of a Dutch program about trans sex workers. Read the quote below.

Transgender sex worker quote

“I am a trans woman with no gender reassignment. This means I still have my penis. The customers I receive are really looking for what I have to offer them. Namely a female appearance, but with male genitals. I often get men who don’t dare to tell their wives honestly what they really like and horny in the bedroom. As a man, if you want to be taken by a woman with a cock, the label ‘gay’ is unfortunately still often given to you. That barrier is not there for me and they can really be themselves.”

7 | Tours in Blue Light District

blue light window brothel in Amsterdam

Learn all about this interesting and unique neighborhood in the Netherlands and become a real Amsterdam connoisseur. Download this app and take a Red Light District tour with audio guide. During this audio tour you will hear amazing stories from 22 different experts. The virtual guide Sophie will guide you through this neighborhood in Amsterdam. Hear stories from real sex workers, police officers and historians.

This is currently the only legal option to take a Red Light District tour. The municipality of Amsterdam has banned all tours with large groups and real guides.

You are still allowed to use our audio tour with a virtual guide. Explore this neighbourhood in Amsterdam with our app and educate yourself.



8 | Blue Light District in Daylight

Gordijnensteeg in Amsterdam Blue Light District

The Blue Light District looks completely different during the day than at night. This is also evident from the snowy photo above taken on the Gordijnensteeg. During the day it is quieter here. Less visitors and fewer windows are filled with sex workers. And, the blue lights are hard to spot. Nevertheless, this neighborhood is also very special during the day.

9 | Laws

a red-lit alley in Amsterdam Red Light District

Exactly the same rules and laws apply to the transgender sex workers in Amsterdam Blue Light District as to the female window prostitutes elsewhere in the city.


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10 Cheap Hotels Near Amsterdam Red Light District

Posted on: March 2, 2023

Cheap hotels near Amsterdam Red Light District area

Top 10 Cheap Hotels in City Centre: Affordable & Prime Location

Attention tourists! Looking for cheap hotels near Amsterdam Red Light District? We understand that finding affordable lodging near this popular destination can be a challenge, but don’t worry! We’ve done the research and compiled a list of 10 budget-friendly hotels that are conveniently located near all the action. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some affordable hotels that won’t break the bank, so you can enjoy your stay without sacrificing quality or location. Say goodbye to the stress of finding affordable lodging and hello to an unforgettable trip to Amsterdam. Let’s dive in!



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The oldest canal in Amsterdam located in ‘De Wallen‘.

This article shows hotels in adjacent neighbourhoods, like Rembrandt Square, Raadhuisstraat, Amstel, etc. All hotels have a great location, not too far away from the Red Light District. Scroll down and discover now.


Where to find the cheapest hotels in Amsterdam Red Light District?

If you are looking for affordable accommodation in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, Durty Nelly’s Inn is a cheapest option to consider. This hotel is conveniently located just a 7-minute walk from the Central Station and a 1-minute walk from Dam Square, making it easy to explore the city’s attractions. The rooms at Durty Nelly’s Inn are equipped with modern amenities including rain showers and free toiletries. The property also features a bar – named Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub –  where guests can enjoy cocktails and take advantage of hostel discounts on food and drinks. The staff at Durty Nelly’s Inn are multilingual and happy to provide guests with practical advice like things to do in Amsterdam.



Interested in one of other cheap hotels near Amsterdam Red Light District? Just click the green buttons below to visit the website of the accommodation.

Top 10 Cheap Hotels In Amsterdam

10 | Amsterdam House Hotel

Cheap hotels near Amsterdam Red Light District

The most expensive on this list of cheap hotels near Amsterdam Red Light District. This beautiful hotel is situated in a monumental building and is located close to several entertainment areas such as Rembrandt Square, the Reguliersdwarsstraat and the Amsterdam Flower Market.

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The Flower Market offers all kinds of bulbs. Great as a souvenir!

It’s also one of the better cheap hotels near Amsterdam Red Light District. The hotel offers a great view over the amazing Amstel River. All the rooms have a private bathroom and tea/coffee making appliances. A large separate seating area is also provided. Most of the rooms have views over the canal.


Everything was perfect. We stayed in a deluxe double room with river view in the annex building. The room was a very generous size by Amsterdam standards, very clean and the bed very comfortable. The location was absolutely perfect and the view from the room idilic. The hotel is located in a lovely part of Amsterdam, not too noisy when you want to chill in the room but just busy enough to absorb the atmosphere when you have the windows open. It is a stones throw from everything in Amsterdam. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip.
C. Hulme

✦ Google: 223 reviews – 4 out of 5 stars
✦ TripAdvisor: 425 reviews – 3,5 out of 5 stars
Booking: 1,454 reviews – 8,3 out 10

97,- euro per night  |  291,- euro for three night stay.



9 | Rembrandt Square Hotel

Rembrandt Square hotel

This hotel is located at the Rembrandt Square entertainment area which is just a 10 minute walk away from the Red Light District. The area has many cafes, a coffeeshop, a club, restaurants and the Albert Heijn supermarket is also around the corner. This is where the locals get their groceries.

The hotel offers free WiFi too. The rooms in the Rembrandt Square Hotel have shared bathrooms. Coffee and tea facilities are available in the hotel lounge area. Another advantage of this hotel is that it’s just a 2 minute walk away from the Amsterdam Flower Market.


✦ Google: 422 reviews – 3,7 out of 5 stars
✦ TripAdvisor: 368 reviews – 3,5 out of 5 stars
Booking: 1,780 reviews – 7,4 out 10.


94,- euro per night  |  283,- euro for three night stay.



8 | Dina Perla Lodges

Dina Perla Lodges

This bed and breakfast is located close to Amsterdam’s Museum Square that hosts among others the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. The Red Light District can easily be reached via public transport or during a 20 minute walk.

The rooms at Dina Perla Lodges all have fully equipped kitchens. The bathroom is shared with other rooms. There’s free WiFi and a fitness area too.


✦ Google: 56 reviews – 4,8 out of 5 stars
✦ TripAdvisor: 19 reviews – 5 out of 5 stars
Booking: 118 reviews – 8,4 out 10.


91,- euro per night  |  273,- euro for a three night stay.



7 | Hotel La Belle Vue

Amsterdam, Raadhuisstraat – next to the Herengracht.

A beautiful hotel located in a monumental building. Situated at an ideal location. It’s super close to the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, Nine Streets, Dam Square and near the Red Light District.

All rooms have a private bathroom and have a flat-screen TV. At Hotel La Belle Vue you either get a room with a balcony or garden view. The tram stops in front of the hotel. This hotel near Amsterdam Red Light District does not offer free WiFi.


✦ Google: 323 reviews – 2,8 out of 5 stars
✦ TripAdvisor: 328 reviews – 2,5 out of 5 stars
Booking: 1,960 reviews – 5,8 out 10


87,- euro per night  |  260,- euro for a three night stay.



6 | Budget Hotel Hortus

Budget hotel hortus

Hotel Hortus is located in the eastern part of Amsterdam close to the botanical gardens and Artis Zoo. Other attractions can easily be reached via public transport. The rooms are non-smoking and can provide accommodation for up to 6 people. Rooms have their own TV and safe. Bathrooms are shared and located in the hallway. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.


✦ Google: 401 reviews – 3,7 out of 5 stars
✦ TripAdvisor: 498 reviews – 3,5 out of 5 stars
Booking: 2,087 reviews – 7,8 out 10


80,- euro per night  |  239,- euro for a three night stay.



5 | Budget Hotel Tourist Inn

Hotel Tourist Inn Amsterdam

Budget Hotel Tourist Inn is one of the cheapest hotels near Amsterdam Red Light District. This hotel is centrally located close to the Anne Frank House and Dam Square. The Red Light District is just a 10 minute walk away. All rooms in Budget Hotel Tourist Inn have private bathrooms, a TV and air-conditioning. A daily continental breakfast in included in the price. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.


✦ Google: 615 reviews – 4 out of 5 stars
✦ TripAdvisor: 1,452 reviews – 4 out of 5 stars
Booking: 2,234 reviews – 8,3 out 10


77,- euro per night  |  232,- euro for a three night stay.



4 | Generator Amsterdam

cheap hotel amsterdam

This is one of the most cheap hotels near Amsterdam Red Light District. It’s the latest designer hotel in town, but this one offers an affordable price! The hotel is located next to the Oosterpark – a beautiful park which is not really discovered by tourists.

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For visiting the main attractions you will have to use public transport. All rooms come with airconditioning and a private bathroom with shower. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.


✦ Google: 2,479 reviews – 4,2 out of 5 stars
✦ TripAdvisor: 1,203 reviews – 4 out of 5 stars
Booking: 4,676 reviews – 8,1 out 10


73,- euro per night  |  220,- euro for a three night stay.



3 | Ecomama

Ecomama hostel

The first hostel on the list is Ecomama. This hostel is located in the eastern part of Amsterdam city centre and within walking distance of the Red Light District and Dam Square. The hostel has a bar, a shared lounge area, a garden and the WiFi is free. The hostel also has an open kitchen, a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.


✦ Google: 424 reviews – 4,4 out of 5 stars
✦ TripAdvisor: 348 reviews – 4,5 out of 5 stars
Booking: 700 reviews – 8,3 out 10


49,- euro per night  |  147,- euro for a three night stay.



2 | ClinkNoord Hostel

click noord hostel

This hostel is situated in a former laboratory in Amsterdam North, dating back to the 1920’s. Many of the original features of the time remain. Central station and the Red Light District are a short (free) ferry trip and short walk away (around 10 minute).

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The hostel has many lounge areas, its own café and even a library. Prepare your own food in the shared kitchen. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.


Super safe, squeaky clean & fully flexible. This is what this hotel in Amsterdam promises all guests.


✦ Google: 5,863 reviews – 4,5 out of 5 stars
✦ TripAdvisor: 1,919 reviews – 4,5 out of 5 stars
Booking: 5,487 reviews – 8,7 out 10


48,- euro per night  |  144,- euro for a three night stay.



1 | Hans Brinker

cheap hostel amsterdam

You can stay here from 34 euro per night! This accommodation is located on the Kerkstraat which is only a 17 minute walk away from Amsterdam’s Red Light District. It’s recommended for young travellers who like to meet other people who don’t want to spend too much on an accommodation but still like to have a centrally located stay.

Budget Hotel Amsterdam

This modern budget hostel is situated nearby Amsterdam Leidse Square. Both Museum Square and Rembrandt Square are within easy walking distance. Hans Brinker gives you the option of a private room or a shared dormitory. All the rooms at Hans Brinker have a private bathroom and a safe. WiFi is available throughout the building.



✦ Google: 2,635 reviews – 3,8 out of 5 stars
✦ TripAdvisor: 1,649 reviews – 3,5 out of 5 stars
Booking: 8,982 reviews – 7,8 out 10


34,- euro per night  |  102,- euro for a three night stay.


5 Advantages Of These Hotels

  1. The location will safe you lots of time.
  2. Many highlights within walking distance.
  3. It’s safer than other parts of Amsterdam.
  4. Easy accessible via public transport.
  5. It’s pretty.

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The view from the Amsterdam House Hotel – listed at number 10.

Public Transport

Another great advantage of cheap hotels near Amsterdam Red Light District is that public transport is within easy reach.

Tip: use www.9292.nl/en for all information about public transport in the Netherlands. This is what all Dutch people use. This public transport website is free, available in English and always up to date!

Amsterdam Red Light District in summer time.


How much to tip hotel shuttle bus driver in Amsterdam?

If you’re planning on visiting Amsterdam, you’ll probably want to use the hotel shuttle bus at some point. But how much should you tip the driver? In general, it’s customary to give a few euros to the driver when taking the shuttle bus. However, this amount can vary depending on the length of your journey and the level of service you received. If you had a particularly long or difficult journey, feel free to give a little extra. Similarly, if the driver went above and beyond to help you with your luggage or answer any questions, a larger tip is always appreciated. Ultimately, it’s up to you how much you want to tip, but a few euros is a good starting point. Thanks for using the hotel shuttle bus!

Do you know other cheap hotels near Amsterdam Red Light District? Please share them with the world by dropping them in the comment section below.


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Posted on: March 1, 2023

a red-lit alley in Amsterdam Red Light District

17 Secrets About Amsterdam Red Light District Windows

Amsterdam’s red light windows have become an iconic feature of the city, attracting millions of visitors each year. But beyond the intrigue and curiosity lies a complex world of sex work, regulation, and controversy.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the history of Amsterdam’s red light windows, what goes on behind the windows, the experience of visiting as a tourist, regulation and controversies, and the ongoing debates about the future of the red light district.

Get ready for an in-depth exploration of this fascinating topic.

1 | The History of the Red Light Windows

Amsterdam’s red light windows have a long history dating back to the 14th century when sailors would come to the city looking for female companionship.

Amsterdam Red Light District in 1968 showing the most narrow alley of the city with a man in suit walk through, with two prostitutes in clothes in window brothels on the right side.
Amsterdam Red Light District, 1968.

In those days, women would offer their services from behind curtains, which eventually evolved into windows with red curtains or red lights to indicate their profession. The tradition of sex work behind windows continued to grow, and by the 20th century, it had become an established industry in Amsterdam’s red light district.

Black and white picture of Amsterdam Red Light District in the year 1905 showing two prostitutes in white long dresses in front of a brothel
Amsterdam Red Light District, 1905.

In the early days, sex workers had few legal protections, and many were vulnerable to exploitation by pimps and other criminals. However, in recent years, Amsterdam has taken steps to improve the working conditions and rights of sex workers, including providing legal recognition for sex work and creating a union for sex workers.

Black and white picture of Amsterdam Red Light District in the year 1969. It shows an older couple walking on the Oudekerksplein, while the man looks at a window prostitute on the left.
Amsterdam Red Light District, Oudekerksplein, 1969.

Today, sex work is a legitimate profession in the Netherlands. No longer do sex workers have to offer themselves in window brothels perse. Nowadays sex work is a broad concept and can be done in many other ways. There are escorts, strippers, erotic masseurs, webcam sex workers, porn actors, etc. And, sex workers are protected by law and have access to healthcare, social security, and other benefits.

In the past, the red light windows were mainly filled with Dutch ladies. Since worldwide travel has become more accessible and the formation of the European Union, mainly foreign prostitutes work in the window brothels of Amsterdam.

2 | What Happens Behind the Windows?

a red-lit window brothel on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in Amsterdam Red Light District

Working as prostitute is a unique experience, and it’s not for everyone. Sex workers sit behind a window, waiting for customers to approach them. When a customer is interested in their services, they negotiate the terms and price of the encounter, and if they come to an agreement, the customer is invited into the sex worker’s room for the encounter.

All window brothels in Amsterdam are quite small. There is a bed, a sink, a mirror, a table and other simple amenities. The client is generally asked to sit on the bed. There, the customer and the sex worker can immediately proceed to have sex. Or, if desired, a conversation takes place to put the client at ease and perhaps foreplay.

While sex work is a legal profession in Amsterdam, it is still stigmatized by many, and sex workers face many challenges, including harassment, violence, and discrimination. However, there are many organizations and support networks for sex workers in Amsterdam, including the Prostitution Information Center, which offers information and resources for sex workers, and the Red Thread Foundation, which provides support and advocacy for sex workers.

3 | The Experience of Visiting the Red Light Windows

people walking through the Oudekennissteeg in Amsterdam with red-lit windows on the left and right.

Visiting the red light windows can be a unique and memorable experience, but it’s important to be respectful of the sex workers and their profession. The red light windows are located in the heart of Amsterdam’s red light district and can be easily identified by the red lights above the windows.

When walking down the streets, visitors will see rows of windows with women inside, dressed in lingerie or other provocative clothing. While it’s common for visitors to take photos, it’s important to remember that these are real people, and they deserve to be treated with respect. Visitors should never touch the windows or harass the sex workers, and they should be mindful of their behavior and language.

tourists walking through an alley in Amsterdam with red light windows on both sides

The window prostitutes try to attract the attention of men on the street by knocking on the window and then gesturing invitingly. These sex workers prefer to work daily in the same window brothel. This is because they have a reliable business relationship with the landlord, because of the agreed rental price, the location and because they have regular customers who can find them so easily.

4 | Regulation of Sex Work in the Red Light Windows

People walking on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in Amsterdam while looking at window brothel on the corner of the street

Sex work in the red light windows is legal and regulated in Amsterdam, and sex workers are protected by law. The Dutch government has taken steps to ensure the safety and rights of sex workers, including requiring sex workers to register with the Chamber of Commerce, free health checks, and pay taxes on their income.

Additionally, the government has set up a system of licenses for brothels and sex businesses, which must meet certain health and safety standards to be eligible for a license. This system has helped to reduce the amount of exploitation and trafficking in the sex industry, and it has given sex workers greater control over their work.

5 | Criticisms and Controversies

Despite the efforts to regulate and improve the conditions for sex workers in Amsterdam, there are still many criticisms and controversies surrounding the red light windows. Some argue that the industry still enables exploitation and trafficking, and that sex workers are not truly empowered in their work.

Dutch Christian Political Party

Gert-Jan Segers, former party chairman of the ChristenUnie in the Netherlands, wants the cabinet to start an investigation into banning prostitution, he said during a show on BNR radio. He wants to look at the ban in Sweden.

‘We have to learn from Sweden. In the Netherlands, many victims fall into prostitution,’ says Segers. ‘With a ban you have to consider two things. The importance of people who do their work voluntarily and freely, and people who are forced to do so. To protect the freedom of the latter, you could limit the freedom of the former.’

Others argue that the influx of tourism to the red light district has led to an increase in crime and nuisance in the area.

However, advocates for the sex industry argue that sex work can be a legitimate profession, and that the focus should be on improving the rights and working conditions of sex workers, rather than on attempting to eliminate the industry altogether.

Dutch Social Liberal Political Party On Prostitution

D66 has come into serious conflict with coalition partners CDA and ChristenUnie about policy towards sex workers. D66 MP Anne-Marijke Podt believes that the stigma of sex workers should be removed by recognizing, among other things, that prostitution is “just work”.

“Abuses in the sex industry get worse when you keep it a secret,” Anne-Marijke Podt said during a debate in the House of Representatives.

There are ongoing debates about the best way to support sex workers and reduce exploitation and trafficking in the industry, and the future of the red light windows in Amsterdam is still being actively discussed.

Quote Former Sex Worker Mariska Majoor

Mariska Majoor – former sex worker and founder of the Prostitution Information Center – said in 2020 during a Dutch current affairs programme:

A sex worker can decide for him or herself whether sex work is contemporary or not. Others have nothing to say about that. Some may have ended up in prostitution from difficult circumstances, but many today opt for it from an economic perspective, as so many working people do. And that is their right.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are tourists allowed to visit the red light windows?

Yes, tourists are allowed to visit the red light district and the red light windows. It’s a public area. However, visitors should be respectful of the sex workers and follow the rules of De Wallen area.

An app is available for tourists to explore this area. It features an Amsterdam Red Light District tour with 22 experts who provide insight into the area within a two-hour timeframe. The app includes a GPS-guided map, virtual tour, and images. It’s currently the only Red Light District tour available due to the ban on guided tours.

How do the red light windows work?

The red light windows are small rooms with a large window facing the street. Sex workers stand or sit behind the window, and potential customers can approach them to negotiate a price for their services.

Is it safe to visit the red light district?

While the red light district is generally safe, visitors should be aware of their surroundings and take appropriate safety precautions. It’s a good idea to stay in well-lit and crowded areas, and to avoid walking alone at night.

What should I expect when visiting the red light windows?

Visitors to the red light windows can expect to see a wide variety of sex workers, ranging from women to men to transgender individuals. Visitors should be respectful of the sex workers and not take photos or videos.

How is sex work regulated in Amsterdam’s red light district?

Sex work is legal in the Netherlands, but it is heavily regulated in the red light district. Sex workers must be at least 21 years old, have a valid work permit, and undergo regular health checks. They also have the right to refuse clients, and are protected by the law.

What are the hours of operation for the red light windows?

The hours of operation can vary, but currently do the red-lit window brothels only have to be closed between 6 am to 8 am. From April 2023, the prostitution windows must close at 3 AM instead of 6 AM.

How much does it cost to visit a sex worker in Amsterdam’s red light district?

The cost of visiting a sex worker can vary widely depending on a variety of factors, such as the type of service and the location of the worker. Visitors can expect to pay around 50 to 100 euros for a brief encounter. Detailed prices, services and associated costs can be found in the Amsterdam Prostitution Menu.

Can I take photos or videos in the red light windows?

No, taking photos or videos is strictly prohibited in the red light district. Violating this rule can result in fines and even confiscation of your camera.

Is prostitution legal in Amsterdam?

Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, but it is heavily regulated. Sex workers must be at least 21 years old, have a valid work permit, and undergo regular health checks.

Are there naked women in the red light windows?

No, all window prostitutes wear clothes when they advertise themselves in the windows. They are scantily clad, several parts of their body are visible. The sex workers always have clothing over their private parts.

Why are red lights used in window brothels?

The use of red lights in window brothels likely originated in the red-light districts of Amsterdam and other European cities, where sex work is legal and regulated. In these areas, sex workers often work in storefront windows, and the red light is used to signal to potential clients that the establishment is open for business.

The use of red light has several potential explanations. One theory is that red light is associated with eroticism and sexuality, and thus is a natural choice for sex work establishments. Another theory is that red light has a practical advantage in that it is easily visible from a distance and stands out against the dark background of the street.


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Posted on: January 2, 2023

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Amsterdam Red Light District Laws: Avoid Fines & Violations

Before visiting the most fascinating area in the world it might be a good idea to get acquainted with the most important Amsterdam Red Light District laws. You don’t want to accidentally break the rules, do you? Discover this useful list with 13 laws in Amsterdam Red Light District.



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1 | Public Alcohol Ban

In some areas in Amsterdam a public ban on alcohol is enforced. The Red Light District is one of those areas. It is therefor forbidden to drink alcohol in the public spaces (on the streets) and it’s forbidden to have bottles or cans of alcoholic drinks on you. A fine of € 95,- is imposed on violations of the alcohol ban. The local police and municipality enforcers uphold the ban.

Amsterdam Red Light District Laws
The main street of the Red Light District (Oudezijds Achterburgwal).

Street signs with red circles indicate that something is not allowed in the Netherlands. The sign in the picture above means that it is not allowed to drink alcohol on the streets in this area; the Red Light District.

How old do you have to be to drink in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, the legal drinking age for beer and wine is 18 years old. However, the legal drinking age for spirits and other distilled beverages is 18 years old as well. It’s important to note that bars and restaurants in Amsterdam are required to check IDs to ensure that their customers are of legal drinking age. Failing to comply with this requirement can result in significant fines or even the loss of the establishment’s liquor license. Additionally, public drinking and public intoxication are not allowed and can also result in fines or other penalties.

2 | Street Prostitution Is Illegal

It’s forbidden for sex workers to offer or promote their services on the streets of Amsterdam’s Red Light District or elsewhere in the city.

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The law applies on, or next to the road, or in a publicly accessible building. It’s also forbidden for possible customers to in any way accept proposals, in whatever form, to make use of their services. The fine for street prostitution for both the sex worker and the customer is € 115,-.

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Sex workers statue next to Amsterdam’s Old Church.

3 | Smoking Cannabis Outside

Current Red Light District laws do not prohibit the smoking of cannabis outside on the streets. There are some public places in Amsterdam where smoking a joint outside is prohibited though. These places are for example: children’s playgrounds and school squares. In the Netherlands you are legally allowed to have 5 grams of weed on you, for personal use.

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The terrace of coffeeshop The Bulldog on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal.

The unwritten law when it comes to smoking weed in the Netherlands is that people do it at home or in a coffeeshop. If you do smoke outside make sure that you are not a hindrance to other people. So don’t smoke a joint in front of houses with open windows for instance. Not everybody enjoys the smell.

4 | Compulsory Identification

Everyone aged 14 and older in the Netherlands must be able to identify himself or herself with a valid ID. For persons aged 16 or over who fail to comply with the obligation to identify themselves the fine is € 60,-. For persons aged 14 and 15, the fine is € 30,-.

Only certain government officials can ask for your ID. These are: police officers, ticket inspectors (public transport) and special enforcement officers (BOA’s in Dutch) like labor inspectors and forest wardens.

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Amsterdam’s most narrow alley including 9 window brothels.

5 | Amsterdam Window Brothel Opening Hours

Window prostitution businesses are allowed to be open to visitors from 08:00 am to 06:00 am. Yes, the window brothels are op 22 hours a day! The sex workers tend to work in 8 hour shifts and are not allowed to work more than 11 hours a day.

De Wallen night

6 | Littering in Amsterdam is Not Allowed

Do not throw soda cans, plastic bags or other (empty) product packagings onto the streets. If the local authorities catch you doing this, it will cost you € 140,-. Besides, why even litter in such a beautiful city?

Dutch police uniform
Dutch cops are very friendly if you just stick to the rules 😉

7 | Sleeping In A Car Is Forbidden

In Amsterdam it is forbidden to use the road as a place to sleep or to use a vehicle, boat, caravan, tent or any other accommodation as a place to sleep or to offer these options. The authorities lately have been clamping down hard on people who sleep in their own car. The price for some nice quiet time in your own car is € 140,-

8 | Prostitution Hotels Are Illegal

It is currently forbidden to operate prostitution-hotels in the city of Amsterdam. In prostitution hotels rooms are made available to prostitutes who recruit their clients elsewhere. These types of hotels are forbidden because they go hand in hand with street prostitution.

However, escorts in Amsterdam often go with their clients to hotels. Most of the time, clients stay in a normal hotel in the city and invite the escort to their room. That is legal though!

Amsterdam Red Light District Laws Mounted Police
Police also patrol the area by horse making the district even safer. 

9 | Red Light District Tour Regulations

Providers of tours in the Red Light District have to comply with rules that were in implemented in April 2018. If a guide gives a tour to five people or more, he/she needs a government exemption. With larger tour groups there is currently a set limit of 15 participants. If the tour group is bigger than this, local authorities can end the tour, and the guide will be fined.

It’s also mandatory for tour guides to inform the participants that it is not allowed to take pictures of the sex workers.

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10 | Promoting Prostitution On The Streets Is Illegal

It is forbidden for sex workers (or anyone else) to advertise sex services on the streets. The fine for this is € 115,-. In general, prostitutes do not want to work on the street at all because it is less safe, less comfortable and it makes less money. In the 1950’s & 1960’s, some prostitutes worked on the streets in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Also because there were less window brothels. Those days are over now partly because Amsterdam has more than 350 window brothels.

11 | Tours

Amsterdam Tours By Locals
A hidden alley in the Red Light District.

Amsterdam Red Light District tours with tour guides are banned by the local government. The only way to get a Red Light District tour is with our app. It contains an interesting audio tour, virtual guide, map and stories of 22 experts. Here you can read all other new rules for tours in the Red Light District.



12 | Minimum Age Of Sex Workers

Amsterdam Window Shopping

One of the last Red Light District laws you have to know about is the following. The prostitutes in Amsterdam’s Red Light District need to be at least 21 years old to work in the windows. Every time they rent a window brothel, they are required to show their ID to the brothel operator.

13 | Urinating In The Street Is Prohibited

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It is strictly forbidden to urinate on the streets of the Red Light District. The local residents hate it when visitors urinate in the street. Do not do this or risk a fine of 140 euros.

Please visit Sexy Loo instead. It’s a public restroom that looks like the Red Light District, filled with imitation window brothels.


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Amsterdam Red Light District Prices

Cost of Amsterdam Red Light District

Say goodbye to overpaying in Amsterdam! Don’t let high costs ruin your trip. Explore the cost of Amsterdam Red Light District below and save money on your unforgettable adventure! Prices for food and drinks, sex shows, public transport, weed, magic truffles, prostitutes, museums, etc.

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Use this list below with Amsterdam Red Light District prices and avoid paying too much.

1 | Prostitutes Prices


Discover all Amsterdam prostitution prices below.

Window Prostitution

Window prostitution is a form of prostitution in which a sex worker acquires customers by displaying herself in a window visible along the public road. Usually, sex workers (also known as a window worker or window prostitute) rent a window brothel from a brothel operator for a certain period of time, for a fixed pre-paid price.



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Window brothels in ‘De Wallen’ of Amsterdam.

In general, prostitutes rent a window for 6 to 8 hours. Sex worker are not allowed to work more than 11 hours per day. The sex workers are independent and acquire customers themselves. Prices and services are usually negotiated at entrance of the window brothel.

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Amsterdam, Ruysdaelkade.

Amsterdam Red Light District Areas

Amsterdam has 3 window prostitution areas in total:

✦ ‘De Wallen‘ – the biggest and most famous prostitution area in the Netherlands.
✦ ‘Ruysdaelkade‘.
✦ ‘Singel & Spuistraat area.

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Window Prostitution Prices

The sex workers standing in Amsterdam’s window brothels typically have a starting price of approximately 50 euros for approximately 20 minutes of sex. Red Light District prices can be negotiated at the door. Offering less than 50 euro is often frowned upon. Prostitutes usually only offer safe sex with a condom.

Tip: Be aware of the fact that starting off with a low price offer is disrespectful.

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The Molensteeg in the Red Light District has windows, night shops and small bars.

Rent Window Brothels

All independent window workers in Amsterdam rent a window. They pay rent to a window brothel operator – who are legitimate entrepreneurs who rent out windows. The brothel operators are responsible for the safety, hygiene and maintenance.

The rent of a window brothel in Amsterdam is 80 to 100 euros during the day and 150 to 180 euros in the night.

Amsterdam’s Red Light District has currently 201 window brothels and approximately 350 prostitutes. Amsterdam has around 500 sex workers in total. (source)

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Amsterdam, Red Light District, Stoofsteeg.

If you want extra services or stay a little longer you’ll have to pay more and the price will depend on your negotiating skills and the wishes of the prostitute. Of course you can stay with the prostitute without having any sex and just talk. For these types of services the regular price of 50 euros for 20 to 25 minutes is usually maintained.

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The Oudekerksplein with window brothels next to the church.

Tip: Be respectful and make clear agreements in advanced. This prevents problems due to unclear agreements.

2 | Amsterdam Escort Prices

In addition to window prostitution, there are also many sex workers in the Netherlands who work as an escort. This is also legal. The advantage is that it’s not necessary to rent a window and it is more discreet. However, it is essential for escorts to advertise. Something that window workers do not do, as they acquire enough customers walking by.

amsterdam prostitute pricing

Sex work is legal in the Netherlands and it is most likely the safest place on earth for sex workers to operate. Thanks to these two reasons, there are many escorts in the Netherlands. The large majority work independently and are registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. Almost all sex workers in the Netherlands work safely with condoms and are regularly tested.

Did you know that in Sweden it’s legal to a sex worker but illegal to visit one? This is also known as the Nordic model.

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The advantage of an escort is that you can select a woman from the comfort of your hotel room instead of having to walk the streets in the Red Light District. It adds a level of discreetness too.

The average starting price for 1 hour is around 150 euros in the Netherlands. For two hours, it’s 300 euros.

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Amsterdam Dating sex

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4 | Corona

Please check the official Dutch source of government for more details about the latest corona measures: Rijksoverheid – Dutch government. Only on the Dutch government website you can find official, accurate and reliable information.

5 | Amsterdam Red Light District Tours

red light district tour amsterdam

The best way to discover the Red Light District is with our app! It includes a Red Light District tour with the 22 very best experts in the area. Listen to fascinating stories of historians, socialists, sex workers, police officers, sex experts and many others. You will be accompanied by a virtual guide who will introduce you to incredible highlights in De Wallen. Learn everything you need know, today!



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In this app you hear fascinating stories from real prostitutes, local residents, police officers, historians, entrepreneurs, sociologists, writers and many other experts. Within 2 hours you will learn everything from 22 people who know the most about Amsterdam Red Light District.

This Amsterdam app works on iPhone and iPad and on all Android mobile phones. If you want you can also listen to this super interesting audio tour at home as a podcast.



Learn about Dutch culture, Amsterdam and the Red Light District with is app . We show you the very best highlights and we really tell you everything about this unique Dutch place. You can ask everything to our local experts. No need to be shy. Our tour guides are very open-minded and already answered all “awkward” questions.

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6 | Sex Show Ticket: Moulin Rouge

Red neon lighting of Moulin Rouge in Amsterdam showing the name of the attraction along with a black background

Experience the ultimate thrill at Moulin Rouge, the unrivaled sex show in Amsterdam! Located in the heart of the iconic Red Light District, indulge in 5 seductive performances within one hour. Witness breathtaking stripteases, passionate couple encounters, and even a unique writing show. Brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure, as a daring volunteer gets an unforgettable message imprinted on their chest – a memory to cherish forever!

Discover the difference with Moulin Rouge – not only does it offer an extraordinary experience, but it also saves you 20 euros compared to the pricier Casa Rosso nearby. Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity in the capital of Holland. Secure the best online ticket now for an unbeatable price of just 40,-. Prepare to be captivated

Price: 40,-



7 | Amsterdam Brothel Tour

brothel tour

You’ve experienced the Red Light District, now go behind the scenes with the Amsterdam Brothel Tour. At strip- and sex club BonTon you’ll get a peek behind the curtains. Outside of regular opening times real sex workers host an informative tour who will tell you all about prostitution and the history of sex work in Amsterdam.

Price: 20,-



8 | Amsterdam App

Red Light District Amsterdam Tours Audio Tour

You can now explore Amsterdam’s Red Light District on your own and at any time, all you need is your smartphone and some earphones. A virtual audio tour guide will show you around the Red Light District using the GPS on your smartphone.

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Meet The Fokkens in the Amsterdam Audio Tours App.

Virtual guide – Sophie – will introduce you to 22 experts who tell you everything you need to know about Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Hear stories of real prostitutes, real police officers, residents, historians, sexologists, local entrepreneurs, etc.

Our Amsterdam Red Light District tour gives you the option to start, pause or finish whenever you like. Experience the audio tour in Amsterdam or at home as a podcast.

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Red Light District Audio Tour: 5,-


9 | Prices For Drinks

Amsterdam Red Light District prices
A selection of delicious Dutch beers.

Coffee or Tea € 2,50 – 3,50
Cola or Soda € 2,50
Draft beer € 2,70 – 4,50
Special beer € 5,50 – starting price
Pint of beer € 4,50
Glass of wine € 3,50 – 5,00 – starting price

10 | Prices For Food

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A typical Dutch “kroket” from famous local automatiek snackbar the FEBO.

Budget breakfast € 3,50 – 12,00
Budget lunch € 4,49 – 15,00
Budget diner € 7,00 – 17,50
Burger (fast food) € 3,00
Sandwich € 3,00 – 12,00
Kebab € 3,50 – 5,00
Turkish pizza € 2,50 – 3,50
Dutch Fries € 3,50
A slice of pizza € 3,00 – 4,00
Pizza € 8,00 – 15,00
Croquette from the FEBO € 1,60
FEBO kaassoufflé (cheese souffle) € 1,60
Herring sandwich € 2,50 – 4,50
Donut € 2,00
Piece of pie  € 3,00 – 4,00
Waffle € 3,00 – 4,00
Pancake  € 8,00 – 14,00

The BurgerFabriek in Amsterdam has delicious Dutch fries!

11 | Amsterdam 5D Cinema

5D Porn Cinema Amsterdam

The porn cinema has finally returned to Amsterdam’s Red Light District. And not just any kind of porn cinema, a 5D porn cinema! Besides watching a short porn movie in 3D, all your other senses will also be triggered via its 5D features! Think of smell and wind and much more! The rest we’ll leave up to your imagination! 🙂 For further information and reservations hit the book-button below.

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5D Porn Cinema Ticket: 12,50 euro

12 | Amsterdam Weed Prices

Weed Hash prices Amsterdam Red Light District

Weed (per gram) € 5,00 – average starting price. Can go up to € 42,00 per gram.
Hash (per gram) € 8,00 – average starting price. Can go up to € 35,00 per gram.
Pre -rolled joint Amsterdam price € 5,00 – is the average price in the city centre.

Get informed on marihuana before smoking a joint and visit the Hash Museum in Amsterdam.

13 | Amsterdam Red Light District Hotels 

The price for a hotel in Amsterdam varies greatly depending on your wishes and requirements. There are very affordable hostels  for backpackers but also many luxurious hotels, like Hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand.

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The rooftop terrace of a hotel in Amsterdam Red Light District.

We made a selection of the best hotels for every budget. Prices for a 2 person bedroom in a quality hotel start from around € 95,- euro per night.



14 | Museums 

Currently there are five museums in the Red Light District. They are listed below.

1 |  Our Lord In The Attic | Ons’ Lieve Heer Op Solder

What looks like an ordinary canal house in the Red Light District turns out to have an entire Catholic church hidden inside it. Ons’ Lieve Heer Op Solder was built in the mid-1600s in defiance of the Calvinists, and tolerated by the city. Inside you’ll experience a labyrinthine of staircases, rich artwork, period decor and the soaring two-story church itself.

Opening Hours

Open Monday through Saturday from 10 am till 6 pm. Sunday from 1 pm till 6 pm. Holidays from 10 am till 6 pm.
The ticket desk closes at 5.45 pm.

Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38, Amsterdam.

Our Lord in the Attic Amsterdam
A church hidden in an attic in the Red Light District.

Adults € 12,50
Children ages 5 till 18 € 6,00
Children ages 0 till 4 Free


2 | Museum Of Prostitution

The only museum in the world dedicated to prostitution. It’s located in the heart of the Red Light District in a former brothel. The museum is part of the Project 1012 effort to revamp the Red Light District. Within the museum itself you step inside a world that remains hidden for most and you can experience what it feels like to sit behind a window in Amsterdam’s Red District!

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The front side of Red Light Secrets – Amsterdam’s Museum of Prostitution.

All ages € 10,50


3 | Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

This unique marihuana museum in Amsterdam was founded by Ben Dronkers in 1985. He is one of the most important figures in the Dutch cannabis industry. He owns Sensi Seeds too.

The Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum is located on one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam. It describes the past, present & future of the cannabis plant. Really educational!

The exhibition shows how the Cannabaceae plant species enabled the development of medicine, clothing, sea travel and farming. And of course, this museum also demonstrates how cannabis and hemp – which are simply different strains of the same plant – have been part of life for thousands of years.

Ticket Price:
All ages € 9,00*


4 | Salvation Army Museum

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Statue of well known Salvation Army officer Majoor Bosshardt.

Many tourists are surprised to learn that the Salvation Army is located in the Red Light District. It has two buildings where volunteers provide assistance to the homeless. In addition, the employees of the Salvation Army also regularly visit the sex workers in the window brothels. This is done while offering free coffee and tea. The Salvation Army plays an important role in social control within the Red Light District. Learn about this while visiting their museum.

Opening Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am till 16:00 pm.

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Henny Tinga – one of the leaders of Amsterdam’s Salvation Army.

Adults € 2,50
Children ages 0 till 12 Free

For more details visit the website of the Salvation Army Museum.

5 | Erotic Museum

All ages € 6,50

15 | Red Light District Attractions

De Oude Kerk (The Old Church)

The Old Church is the oldest church in Amsterdam and stands in the heart of the Red Light District. We tell you all about it during our tours. Open Monday trough Saturday from 10:00 am till 18:00 pm and Sunday from 13:00 pm till 17:30 pm. Ticket sales always end 15 minutes before closing time.

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The Old Church is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District.

All ages € 10,00

The Buddhist Temple

The Chinese He Hua Temple in Amsterdam is the biggest Chinese temple in Europe! Open on Tuesday from 12:00 am toll 17:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00 am till 17:00 pm.

All ages Free

16 | Amsterdam Transportation Prices 

Dutch Public Transport Tourist Pass
Amsterdam’s Metro Station.

1 hour public transport ticket € 3,00 – not valid in train
Day pass public transport € 7,50 – starting price, not valid in train
Bike rental per day € 14,75 – starting price
Train ticket, Schiphol to Amsterdam Central station € 4,30 – (2nd class ticket)
Taxi from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central Station € 18,50 – starting price

17 | Public Transport

Amsterdam’s Red Light District itself is a pedestrian friendly area. There is no public transport within the district itself. When looking at the map of Amsterdam, note that “De Oude Kerk” building stands at the heart of the Red Light District. 

Public Transport Close to the Red Light District

From Amsterdam Central Station it is a 5 – 10 minute walk to the Red Light District. This is the fastest and cheapest option. Another option from central station is taking the subway to Nieuwmarkt Station via line 51, 53 or 54.


A ticket cost € 2,90 and is valid for one hour. 

18 | Sex Shops

Sex shops in Amsterdam Red Light District are quite affordable compared to those found in other parts of the Netherlands. The range in sex shop prices varies significantly ongoing from as low as 10 Euros for simple sex toys up to 100s of Euros for more advanced sex toys and special lingerie. On the website of one of the sex shops on the Warmoesstraat you can see that they offer a product worth 3120. It concerns a quality sex doll.

When looking for sex shops within the district there is a wealth of options from quaint family owned shops to bright and vibrant ones which offer colorful sex accessories sure to please every need. With years of experience and having walked through most streets of the area we can personally vouch for the quality, affordability, and variety that sex shops in Amsterdam Red Light District have one offer; making it definitely worth a visit if you’re ever here!

19 | Amsterdam Red Light District Map

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Oudezijds Achterburgwal.

Hit the button below to see the Amsterdam Red Light District map containing all window brothels and great restaurants, bars, cannabis shops & erotic places. It’s really useful!




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Amsterdam Prostitution Menu: Paid Sex In Holland

You’re in Amsterdam and you want to know the going rates for prostitutes. Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find out how much they cost.

With our Amsterdam prostitution menu, you can discover all prices of prostitutes in Amsterdam. We list the prices for both brothels and street prostitution so you can make an informed decision about where to go.

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The Dollebegijnensteeg in Amsterdam Red Light District.

What’s for sale, where to get it, what are the prices and how about the Dutch prostitution laws? This Amsterdam Prostitution Menu has everything you need. Learn more about the famous window brothels in Amsterdam, private brothels and escort services. Discover it below!



This Amsterdam Prostitution Menu shows what is generally offered in the Red Light District and beyond. The prostitutes do not work by just one set of rules and do not have one specific menu.

“I’m glad I found this prostitution menu online because I had no glue how things worked in Amsterdam. It surprised me that sex work is so well organized in the Netherlands. I also thought it would be really much more expensive.”

Is Prostitution Legal In Amsterdam?

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Yes, in prostitution is legal in Amsterdam. It’s legal everywhere in The Netherlands. And a regulated profession too. So sex work is also legal in the capital Amsterdam.

Brothels, escorts, homeworkers, webcam sex, window prostitution is legal in the Netherlands! As long as the rules, laws and obligations are adhered to.

Window prostitution laws

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The minimum age to work as a sex worker in Amsterdam Red Light District is 21 years. Window sex workers also have to show their ID when they rent the window brothel from the brothel owner. There are more laws for window prostitution listed here.

Amsterdam Prostitution Menu: Prices & Services

Amsterdam Prostitution Menu
A stripbar ad in an alley in the Red Light District.

So what does the Amsterdam Prostitution Menu looks like? Below you’ll find a very useful overview divided into 4 parts:

✦ Amsterdam Window Brothel Prices
✦ Amsterdam Brothels Prices
✦ Sex Dating Websites
✦ Escorts in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Red Light District alleys
The Trompettersteeg in De Wallen.

Each part dedicated to their own unique experience and accompanying prices. Please note that this Amsterdam Prostitution Menu shows what is generally offered. It’s wise to discuss everything with the sex worker beforehand and to make clear agreements about the services and additional prices.

You can always ask respectfully, if she (or he) is up for the service you’re looking for.

For curious travelers looking to learn more about Amsterdam Red Light District, there is a great way to prepare! Our Red Light District tour app is available as a virtual guide and audio tour combined. With 22 experts sharing stories and insights, this audio download offers an educational and interesting view of the culture and history of the Red Light District that wouldn’t normally be found in a regular tour. Whether you are planning a physical visit in the future or just looking for an informative experience, this Red Light District app promises a unique perspective behind this infamous part of Amsterdam.



1 | Amsterdam Window Prices & Services

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Amsterdam, Red Light District, Sint Annenstraat.

The Amsterdam Prostitution Menu starts with explanation on window prostitution. It’s the most accessible form of prostitution.

Amsterdam has 3 Red Light District area’s and around 360 window brothels in total.

The biggest and most famous Red Light District of the Netherlands is locally known as De Wallen. Most tourists talk about this area as Amsterdam’s Red Light District.

This area has currently 201 window brothels and approximately 350 prostitutes who work during the day or night shifts.

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The famous street in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.

Most prostitutes are from Eastern Europe, but there’s also a big group of sex workers who are from Latin-America. Just a few are actually Dutch. Foreign prostitutes work here because in the Netherlands they can work safely.

Window brothels in Amsterdam can be rented by the prostitutes during the day or the night. So usually there are different sex workers between 10 am & 6 pm than from 7 pm till 5 am.

Learn everything about Amsterdam Red Light District with the Amsterdam Audio Tours App in which 22 experts explain everything you need to know.

Amsterdam Window Prostitutes

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Amsterdam, Red Light District, Stoofsteeg.

The window brothels are set up for a relatively short visit. Generally customers pay between 50 to 80 euro for around 15 to 20 minutes of sex. But if you want, you can also stay longer (30 to 60 minutes). Obviously this cost more.

The sex workers in the window brothels differ in the services that they offer and everything can be negotiated. As long as it is done respectfully. The starting rate for every window prostitute negotiation is usually around 50 euro.

The transgender sex workers in the Blue Light District also charge at least 50 euros for their services.

Window brothels

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It’s good to know that the window brothels in Amsterdam are quite small. Window brothels are just small rooms with a plastic or leather bed, a washing table, a chair and toilet in the back. It’s nothing fancy like a “normal” brothel.

This is also why prices are lower at the window brothels compared to brothels (like Club LV or Club BonTon) that are mentioned below. All window brothels in Amsterdam are clean though. 

Gender and Sexual Orientation

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The big majority (around 95%) of all Amsterdam window prostitutes are female and straight. A smaller part of the window workers are transgender.


The prostitutes who work in the window brothels of Amsterdam accept only cash money. No credit- or debit card payments. One reason that sex workers cannot be paid digitally is because (listed) banks do not want to be associated with sex work and therefore do not facilitate digital payments. The Red Light District has many ATM’S.

Amsterdam Prostitutes Health

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Amsterdam, Red Light District, Old Church Square.

The sex workers in Amsterdam’s Red Light District only do safe sex, with a condom. They only accept their own condoms which they often buy at the Condomerie – world’s first condom shop – located on the Warmoesstraat in the Red Light District.

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A condom shop in Amsterdam Red Light District.

In the Netherlands it is not mandatory for sex workers to be tested on sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s). Prostitutes are regularly tested on a voluntary basis. They can be tested for free and anonymously by professionals. For example at the Geneeskundige en Gezondheidsdienst Amsterdam (GGD) or at P&G292. In general, the health of the sex workers is good. Prostitutes in the Netherlands know the risks of their profession and take it into account through safe sex and regular STD tests.

Amsterdam Window Workers Prices

  • Starting rate: 50 – 70 euro for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Services:  Oral sex |  Sex  | Erotic massage  | Hand-job | Stripping | Cuddling.

2 | Services & Prices in Amsterdam Brothels

Strip Club BonTon

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A stripper inside Club BonTon.

Club BonTon is one of the newest erotic venues in Amsterdam. It’s a stripclub and a brothel. The great thing about this chique club is that you can enjoy the atmosphere of a beautiful strip-club and when you see a lady that you really like, you can take her upstairs and have some more fun together in a private room. Not all the girls inside offer these erotic services though.

✦ Rates: Entrance: 50,-  |  Lapdance: 20,-  |  Private room: 350,-
✦ What’s on BonTon’ Amsterdam prostitution menu? In the club: Lapdance  |  Upstairs:  Striptease |  Sex  |  Oral sex  |  Erotic massage  |  French (69)  |   |  Trio with male  |  Trio with female  |  S&M role-play, Dominant or submissive  |  Foot fetish  |  Sex Toys

Club LV

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Club LV has been Amsterdam’s most exclusive brothel for over 14 years now. Enjoy a delicious cocktails, champagnes or nice wines in the bar area and let yourself be seduced by one of the 12 ladies that are always present.

Pick the one you like most and take her upstairs to one of the 8 luxury private rooms equipped with large bathtubs and master beds.

Rates: Entrance: 75,-  |   Private room: 350,-
Services: French Kissing  |  Striptease |  Sex  |  Oral sex  |  Erotic massage  |  French (69)  |  Golden shower  |  Threesome |  S&M role-play, Dominant or submissive  |  Foot fetish  |  Toys

3 | Adult Dating Websites in the Netherlands

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There are also websites in the Netherlands where it is possible to organise sex dates. Also legal! One is mentioned below. It just requires free registration


MySecretDate is made for men and women who are looking for a pleasant or exciting contact. Create a profile for free, post photos, send messages and find a nice date in the Netherlands based on your profile.

“I’d definitely recommend trying this sex dating site. At least once. You can make an end of your boring sex life with just a few clicks. It’s soooooo exciting!”

Maria Anderson, 32 year.

Get An Erotic Date Today!

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4 | Escorts in Amsterdam: Services & Prices

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Definition Escorts

Also part of the Amsterdam Prostitution Menu are escorts. An escort, is the provision of company by a sex worker with, if desired, sexual acts with the customer. Escorts offer a more expensive form of prostitution that gives the client more privacy. The meeting takes place, for example, at the customer’s home, in the hotel where the customer is staying, or in a hotel proposed by the escort (hotel prostitution).


✦ More discrete/ more privacy
✦ Customised service
✦ More time
✦ Can be combined with dinner, walking, shopping, etc.
✦ More comfortable
✦ More choice



Most escort services in Amsterdam work with a flat hourly rate. This flat rate includes the standard services like regular and oral sex (with protection). The other services that are advertised fall outside of the flat rate and cost extra. These extra services are not guaranteed beforehand and can only be negotiated when the lady has arrived at your place. The lady decides what extras she’s up for and will set the prices then and there.

Flat hourly rate: 150,-
Amsterdam Prostitution Menu: French Kissing  |  Striptease |  Sex  |  Oral sex  |  Erotic massage  |  French (69)  |  Golden shower  |  Trio with male  |  Trio with female  |  S&M role-play, Dominant or submissive  |  Foot fetish  |  Sex-Toys |  Overnight stay  | Drinks  | Diner  |  Clubbing

5 | Escort Service Agency: Escort Amsterdam

Amsterdam Escort

EscortAmsterdam.com has almost 40 professional sex workers most of whom live in the Dutch capital. This escort agency in Amsterdam wants to offer as much diversity and realism as possible, so that it becomes easy for men to find the right lady.

This company distinguishes itself through a simple & safe ordering process, 24/7 accessibility, very serious discreetness and the best escort service in Amsterdam. All their escorts are licensed professionals who know how to provide your sexual & nonsexual desires.

The women are displayed on with pictures, additional information and services on the site of this agency. EscortAmsterdam can be contacted by phone, via the live-chat or through the booking form on their website.

✦ Flat hourly rate: 150,-
✦ Services: Sex | Erotic massages | Tantra | Oral sex | Threesomes | Stripteases | S&M | Golden showers | French 69



6 | Escort Service Agency: Amsterdam Finest

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Staying in a hotel in Amsterdam? Hotel Escort Amsterdam it the company for you. It has been serving clients at many hotels for quite a long time. An added bonus is that the ladies always show up in normal clothing. They know how to discreetly get to your hotel room. A massage, regular- and oral sex are all included in the flat rate.

✦ Flat hourly rate: 150,-
✦ Services: French Kissing  |  Striptease |  Sex  |  Oral sex  |  Erotic massage  |  French (69)  |  Golden shower  |  Trio with male  |  Trio with female  |  SM role-play, Dominant or submissive  |  Foot fetish  |  Toys |  Overnight stay  | Drinks  | Diner  |  Club



7 | Escort Service Agency: Desire Escort Schiphol & Escorts In Schiphol

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Desire Escort Schiphol and Escorts in Schiphol are both good options for those who are staying in a hotel close to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Holland’s main airport). The services of these specific companies are useful for layovers or a short visit to Amsterdam. With these companies you can expect gorgeous, experienced and friendly escorts. They maintain a minimum age of 21.

✦ Flat hourly rate: 150
✦ Services: French Kissing  |  Striptease |  Sex  |  Oral sex  |  Erotic massage  |  French (69)  |  Golden shower  |  Trio with male  |  Trio with female  |  SM role-play, Dominant or submissive  |  Foot fetish  |  Toys |  Overnight stay  | Drinks  | Diner  |  Club



8 | Escort Service Agency: Perfect Escorts Amsterdam

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Perfect Escorts Amsterdam has just perfect ladies. This company operates 7 days a week. Like all other escort companies in Amsterdam their workers get regular medical checkups and they all practise safe sex with a condom. Your health and the health of the ladies is a top priority. Tip: a lot of the ladies at this company are specialised in erotic massages.

✦ Flat hourly rate: 150
✦ Services: French Kissing  |  Striptease |  Sex  |  Oral sex  |  Erotic massage  |  French (69)  |  Golden shower  |  Trio with male  |  Trio with female  |  SM role-play, Dominant or submissive  |  Foot fetish  |  Toys |  Overnight stay  | Drinks  | Diner  |  Club



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Discover the top 9 sex date sites in the Netherlands in 2023 and embark on an exhilarating journey of pleasure. In the digital age, it’s crucial to navigate online dating with confidence.


Whether you’re experienced or new, our guide provides essential knowledge and insights. Connect with like-minded individuals who crave thrilling experiences. Get ready for electrifying encounters and explore the best sex date sites the Netherlands has to offer! Let’s dive in!


Discover this free overview with 9 reliable, transparent and accessible sex dating websites. We review MySecretDate, Parship, Lexa, Second Love and many others. Find out how to get a sex date in 2023.



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Top 9 Sex Dating Sites In The Netherlands

If you’re looking for a sex date in Amsterdam, then have a look at the best sex dating sites in the Netherlands below.

1 | MySecretDate

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Some of the members of this exciting sex date site.

This is definitely one the best dating websites if you’re looking for a sex date in Amsterdam. MySecretDate is fully focussed on erotic and sexual hookups in the Netherlands.

“This site easily helped me to have an incredibly exciting evening!”

Whether you’re single or in a relationship Mysecretdate makes wishes come true. This is a very popular dating site made for men, women and couples who are looking for sex, a relationship, an affair or just an exciting date in Amsterdam or in one of the other major Dutch cities.

Amsterdam Dating
They are looking for a date as well!

The website is Dutch but it’s very accessible for everybody. Even if you don’t speak the language, you can easily navigate through the website. It is good to know that the Dutch can always speak English if desired. At this dating website it does not matter where you come from, as long as you enter your profile information correctly and completely.


Would recommend this platform. A lot of people looking for the same thing! ? ?

You can create a profile for free, post your photos and find a nice contacts based on your profile.



2 | Second Love

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Sign up for free and get in touch with someone today!

Second Love is not just any dating site. This Dutch dating platform specifically focuses on people where the routine has crept into their relationship. People looking for excitement and adventure in Amsterdam. However, they do not want to give up their current relationship for this. Second Love is an online service that helps you find like-minded people.

How does it work?

Second Love is a website that facilitates sex-only dating, allowing members to date without the pressures of forming romantic relationships. Whether you’re a resident Holland or tourists visiting Amsterdam, or simply visiting in search of new experiences, Second Love is the online platform of choice for sex-minded adults. From casual encounters to one night stands, this website easily links users with like-minded individuals who live nearby. With profiles and chat options that utilize modern techniques, this digital space is completely safe from prying eyes and can be enjoyed worry-free by consenting adults. As an added bonus, Second Love also provides specialized tutorials to help members effectively manage potential conflicts related to sex-driven dating. If you’re looking for no strings attached sex dates in Amsterdam or Holland, then this might be the choice for you.

I really liked Second Love’s user interface. I experienced it as a professional company.

An innocent flirt or an actual date are all possible. Privacy and quality are paramount. For a discreet date in Amsterdam, go to Second Love!



3 | Parship

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You want to have a better sex life, but don’t know where to start. It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to improving your sex life. You might feel embarrassed or ashamed, like you’re the only person who doesn’t have everything figured out.

Parship is here to help. We are the largest online dating site in Europe and have helped millions of singles find love and happiness. With our scientifically-proven matching system, you’ll be paired with compatible partners in no time at all.



What is Parship?

Parship is a dating platform that uses a unique matching algorithm to connect compatible singles. The platform offers a comprehensive personality test that helps to identify compatible partners. The test is based on a scientific approach and takes into account factors such as personality, values, and lifestyle.

What does Parship cost?

A blond woman and a guy with a hat on kissing each other on the middle of a street in a busy city surrounded by cars

The cost of using Parship depends on the length of the membership. There are three different membership options: a one-month membership, a six-month membership, and a twelve-month membership. Prices vary depending on the option chosen, but the longer the membership, the lower the monthly cost.

Parship benefits

  • Access to a large pool of compatible singles
  • Personalised matchmaking experience
  • The ability to communicate with potential partners in a secure and safe environment.

Range of features, such as the ability to send and receive messages, view profiles, and receive notifications when someone is interested in your profile.

Another benefit of Parship is the level of privacy and security it offers to its users. Parship uses a variety of security measures to protect its members’ personal data, including encryption and SSL certification. The platform also has a team dedicated to moderating profiles and ensuring that all members are genuine.


As someone who has ventured into the world of online dating, trying out various platforms, I have to say that Parship has made a significant difference in my quest for love. Being over 30, I was on the lookout for a mature platform that catered to a more serious and sophisticated demographic, and this website definitely delivered.

Overall, Parship is a great option for singles looking for an exciting date. The platform’s unique matching algorithm, comprehensive personality test, and range of features make it a convenient and effective way to connect with compatible partners. The cost of membership may vary, but the benefits and security features make it worth it.



4 | C-Date

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C-Date is the matching site for people who are looking for an adventure, an open relationship or an exciting erotic date in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and in 11 other countries. It’s the largest international erotic matchmaker and is active in 12 countries and on 4 continents. This dating platform combines style with eroticism and offers exciting variety. They offer a 72% succes rate!

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C-Date focuses on target groups of 25 years and older, men and women, straight or homosexual. This dating company appeals to a very broad group. It does not matter whether you are single, in a relationship or married, it is even possible to register as a couple. And, registering is free!



5 | Rich Meet Beautiful

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RichMeetBeautiful is only interesting for an exclusive group of men. This online dating website is for successful and economically established men who want to meet beautiful ladies for exciting dates or perhaps even more. The site brings together Sugarbabies – intelligent and charming women who date in exchange for gifts (like dinners), trips or financial support.

RichMeetBeautiful offers users in over 30 different countries the opportunity to meet successful and economically established gentlemen to meet beautiful young women for relationships or for dates worldwide.



6 | Ondeugend-Daten

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Ondeugend-Daten.nl (translated: Naughty Dating) is a professional Dutch dating site that focuses on both men and women in the Netherlands who love excitement and eroticism. The term “Naughty” offers participants the opportunity to give their own interpretation of the degree of eroticism. As a result, Ondeugend-Daten.nl attracts a very wide audience. On this platform you can search for new contacts in a trusted environment in a simple and safe way.

After registering for free, you can quietly look for a nice and suitable candidate who matches your search profile. By emailing or chatting with other participants first, you can convert the contact at your own pace. By sending the messages via this website you remain anonymous as long as you want: so you keep the reins yourself and decide when you are ready for a possible appointment in “real life”.



7 | Ashley Madison

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Life is short. Have an affair.” With this slogan, dating site Ashley Madison has been promoting cheating for many years. This international dating site in the Netherlands is for all singles who want an affair. With various features to keep your private information secret, anonymity is an important factor. It’s active in 52 countries which is great while traveling.

“Fucking hell… I had amazing sex through this website”

The members of Ashley Madison are single, married, or in a relationship. Anyone looking for something different is welcome! You can download the free Ashley Madison App or just visit the website and register today.



8 | Victoria Milan

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Victoria Milan is an international dating platform specialised in affaire dating. It’s the world number one dating site for married and attached. Victoria Milan guarantees top privacy, discretion and even anonymous profiles can be made.

Just give it a try. You might like it!



9 | Passie Voor Twee

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Passievoortwee.nl (translated: Passion For Two) is another great Dutch accessible erotic dating site! That is to say … for those looking for exciting contact, but also for those who want to count themselves among the target group on the basis of life experience. This target group approach was deliberately chosen, because the familiar click mainly arises between people who are like-minded.

And… This dating website in the Netherlands focuses mainly on women and couples. Passion For Two would like to have a bit more class in the world of erotic dating, but also wants to distinguish itself with reliability, integrity and transparency.



Sex Date Tip

Pro tip: In the Netherlands it is very common to talk about the weather. So if you don’t know what to talk about, it’s always good to talk about the weather. After all, the weather changes every day in the Netherlands.


6 Ways To Get A Sex Date

  1. Use dating companies such as MySecretDate, Parship, Lexa or Ashley Madison. (More sites below)
  2. Join speed-dating events (when available).
  3. Meet someone via sex dating sites in the Netherlands.
  4. Get a paid date by booking an escort in Amsterdam.
  5. Go to the Red Light District with its sex workers.
  6. Visit a sex club in Amsterdam.

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Popular Sex Dating Questions

1 | How do I set boundaries when engaging in online sex dating?

Setting boundaries is an important part of engaging in online sex dating. Be clear about what you are and are not comfortable with, and communicate these boundaries clearly to potential partners.

2 | How can I communicate my sexual preferences and desires to potential partners?

Communication is key when it comes to sexual preferences and desires. Be open and honest with potential partners about what you’re looking for, and be willing to listen to their preferences and desires as well.

3 | How do I handle rejection or disappointment when engaging in sex dating?

Rejection and disappointment are common in the world of sex dating. Try not to take it personally, and remember that everyone has their own preferences and desires. Find some distraction if necessary. Go exercise. Meet up with friends. Visit a museum. Read a book.

4 | What should I do if I start to develop feelings for someone I met through sex dating?

If you start to develop feelings for someone you met through sex dating, be honest with yourself and with them about how you’re feeling. If you’re both on the same page, you may be able to explore a more serious relationship. However, if you’re not, it’s important to be prepared for the possibility of things not working out.

These were the nine best erotic dating platforms in the Netherlands. Do you want to be successful on a date? Then read the dating tips below.

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Tip: A canal cruise is fun to do during a date in Amsterdam.

5 | How do I find a sex date?

Finding a sex date is a personal choice and may depend on individual. However, here are some general suggestions for finding a sex date:

  • Dating Apps and Websites: There are countless apps and sex dating sites specifically aimed at finding casual encounters and sexual relationships. Popular platforms in the Netherlands include MySecretDate, Parship, SecondLove, C-Date, Naughty-Daten, Ashley Madison, Vicotoria Milan, Passie Voor Twee, etc. You can explore these apps and websites and customize your profile to suit your interests and preferences to give.
  • Social Networks and Forums: There are online communities (such as facebook groups) and forums where people with shared interests come together. By participating in these platforms, you may be able to find like-minded individuals who are also looking for a casual meeting.
  • Local Events and Clubs: Some cities have special events, parties, or clubs focused on sexual encounters. You can try attending these events to meet people interested in casual sexual relationships.
  • Communication is important: It is essential to communicate openly and honestly about your intentions and expectations with potential partners. This prevents misunderstandings and ensures that both parties are on the same page.
  • Be respectful and consensual: It is very important to always be respectful of your potential partners and respect their boundaries. Ensure that both parties agree to the desired activities and that there is mutual consent.

6 | How does a sex date go?

A sex date can take different forms depending on the individuals involved and their preferences. The course of a sex date can vary, but in general there are a few steps that are common:

Getting acquainted: If you don’t know each other yet, there is usually a phase of getting to know each other. This can take place through online communication, dating apps or face-to-face meetings. The goal is to get to know each other better, share interests and determine if there is mutual attraction.
Making a deal: Once there is interest and attraction between both parties, a deal is usually made. This could be meeting in a public place, such as a cafe, restaurant, or bar, or it could take place directly in a private setting, such as a home or hotel room.
Intimacy and sexual activities: After the meeting, the phase of intimacy and sexual activities begins, which depends on the wishes and boundaries of both parties. This can range from light physical touching and kissing to sexual acts and intercourse. It is important to communicate and obtain mutual consent for any action.
Aftercare and farewell: After the sexual activities there may be room for some aftercare and debriefing. This can include exchanging experiences, compliments or feedback. Then both parties say goodbye and go their separate ways.

7 | What is a good sex date site?

MySecretDate is a Dutch sex dating site that is popular for several reasons:

Reliability: MySecretDate is known for its reliability and security measures. They do their best to ensure that all profiles are authentic and that users have a safe environment to connect with like-minded individuals.
Privacy: The site values ​​privacy and anonymity. They have privacy features, such as the ability to blur photos and restrict access to certain users. This allows users to protect their identities until they are ready to share more information.
User-friendliness: MySecretDate is user-friendly and has an intuitive interface. The registration process is simple and finding suitable matches is easy thanks to the search and filter functions.
Diverse user base: The site has a diverse user base, which means there are different people with different interests and preferences. This increases the chance of finding someone who fits you and meets your expectations.
Communication options: MySecretDate offers various communication options, such as messages, chat rooms and webcam chats. This allows users to connect and get to know each other in a variety of ways.

Dating Tips

Are you not looking for a sex date, but for a ‘normal’, fun date with the potential for a relationship? Then discover Breeze Social. This new dating app might be something for you.

1 | Be Prepared

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Fun to do in Amsterdam: Visit the Moco Museum and see Banky’s art.

How can you prepare yourself for a first date? First of all, make sure you are rested. If you’ve been in a rush all day, you won’t have a relaxed date in Amsterdam. So take it easy and treat yourself for a nice bath or an extra long shower. Go to the hairdresser, trim your nails, wash well and have a good shaving session. This may sound obvious, but grooming has more influence than you think. Be fresh! If you look good you will feel better too. You radiate that and your date will see that too!

2 | Be on Time

The Waag: Amsterdam’s second oldest building.

Make sure you got enough time for your (beauty) rituals, so that you can be sure that you will arrive on time for your date. Because arriving late is really not done (in the Netherlands) on a first appointment. The Dutch like to be on time! And obviously you want to make a good first impression. Right?

3 | Wear Nice Clothes

The Nieuwmarkt Square in Amsterdam.

Before you go on a date, think carefully about what clothes you will be wearing. Choose comfortable (and neat) clothes that make you feel attractive. But: don’t lose sight of the fact that the chosen clothing must suit you. Clothing tells a lot about your identity, and your date will remember that. In addition, an outfit that suits you will make you feel more confident. And that’s how you want to come across on your first date!

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A date in Amsterdam.

We have created 11 fantastic date tips on how to prepare for a first date. Do you want to get better at dating? Hit the button below!



Do you know even better websites in the Netherlands where you can arrange a (sex) date in Amsterdam? Please share it with the world by posting it in the comment section below.


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5x Museums In Amsterdam Red Light District That You Don’t Want To Miss Out On

Posted on: July 10, 2022

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5 Best Museums In Amsterdam Red Light District

Visiting Amsterdam without knowing the attractions and fun activities is not a good idea. You’ll get bored! It would be a shame if you missed the city highlights. You don’t want to end up in tourist traps or boring cafes, right?

The solution? Discover this list with five things to do in Amsterdam below. Impress your fellow travellers with these original and educational activities.

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There is a lot to do in ‘De Wallen‘. Also for those who want to learn something. There are currently five museums in Amsterdam Red Light District. At these museums you can learn more about cannabis, prostitution, the Red Light District, religion, erotica and… watches.

1 | Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

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In this museum in Amsterdam you can view cannabis plants up close, among others.

The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam is a must-see for anyone interested in the history and culture of cannabis. The museum traces the plant’s history from its earliest known use in ancient China to its present-day role in the Netherlands. Visitors will learn about the different ways that cannabis can be used, from medication to recreation, and will see a wide variety of artifacts, including pipes, bongs, and other smoking paraphernalia. The museum also contains a “grow room” where visitors can see how cannabis is cultivated. With its informative exhibits and engaging displays, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum provides a fascinating look at one of the world’s most controversial plants.

Located on the famous street in the Red Light District one can find Amsterdam’s cannabis museum. It was founded in 1985 by one of Holland’s most important cannabis pioneers: Ben Dronkers – who’s also the CEO of Sensi Seeds. He was one of the first to become commercially involved with cannabis in Amsterdam from the 1970s onwards.

Did you know that at one time in Europe 80% of all clothing was made out of cannabis hemp? And did you know that it is illegal to grow cannabis commercially in the Netherlands? Just two fun facts you learn at the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum.

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It offers audio tours in many languages.

Visitors to the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum can expect to find world’s largest collection of artefacts relating to the history of cannabis, its cultivation and its uses over the centuries.

The cannabis collection is located on the ground floor where one can get an audio tour in six different languages. This museum in Amsterdam Red Light District is not too big and a visit takes about 30 to 45 minutes.


Google: 3,715 reviews | 4,3 out of 5 stars.
TripAdvisor: 729 reviews | 4 out of 5 stars.


✦ Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
✦ Price: 9 euro



2 | Red Light Secrets – Museum of Prostitution

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An interactive exhibition inside the Museum of Prostitution.

Do you want to know what it is like to stand in the windows? Do you want to learn how prostitutes become successful? Or, do you want to see what a brothel looks like from the inside?

Then visit this Museum of Prostitution in Amsterdam, named Red Light Secrets. Learn more about legal sex work in the Netherlands. It’s super interesting!

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What does it feel like to stand in the windows?

Become A Successful Prostitute

Inside you can also read 10 ways how sex workers become successful. We listed 3 most important sex work secrets:

  1. POSTURE. Pout those lips and work those hips. Stand upright and accentuate your curves.
  2. CHEERFUL. Make sure you look cheerful. Men don’t enjoy spending money in a surly woman.
  3. STAND OUT. Sitting quietly like the Mona Lisa will not get you attention. When you go unnoticed, you will have no business. Make sure to stand out.

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The museum even has an imitation window brothel.

Red Light Secrets used to be a building with real window brothels, but the city of Amsterdam bought it from a sex entrepreneur during Project 1012. The municipality wanted more variety in the Red Light District, so since 2014 the Museum of Prostitution has been around. Visit this attraction and get educated about one of the oldest professions in the world.


Google: 15,576 reviews | 4,2 out of 5 stars.
TripAdvisor: 2,339 reviews | 4 out of 5 stars.


✦ Hours: 10 AM – 12 PM
✦ Price: 12,50 euro



3 | Our Lord in the Attic

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Inside Ons Lieve Heer op Solder.

One of the best hidden gems in Amsterdam is this secret church. It’s located at number 40 on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal in the Red Light District. Our Lord in the Attic is one of the oldest museums in Amsterdam. The second oldest to be exact.

Only the Rijksmuseum is older. It was established in 1888, its attic served as a Catholic church for two centuries. A hidden church in which Catholics could worship covertly when it was forbidden to do so in public.

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The last hidden church in Amsterdam may not be missed!

FACT: This church museum in Amsterdam is located next to a cannabis coffeeshop.

This church within a 17th-century Dutch house has been beautifully preserved. It offers an authentic glimpse into a house of a rich man during the affluent Dutch Golden Age. Here you can learn more about the history of Amsterdam and religion in Holland.

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The director of this museum in Amsterdam – in the attic of Ons Lieve Heer op Solder.

Our Lord In The Attic is also one of the highlights in the Amsterdam Audio Stories app. It offers a red light district tour with stories of 22 experts, including the director of this museum and Russell Shorto – writer and historian, about the Red Light District. For just 5 euro you can learn everything about the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Download the app today in the Apple App Store.


Google: 2,089 reviews | 4,7 out of 5 stars.
TripAdvisor: 3,373 reviews | 4,5 out of 5 stars.


✦ Hours: 10 PM – 6 PM
✦ Price: 12,50 euro



4 | Erotic Museum

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One of the funniest museums in Amsterdam.

Looking for a fun and unique way to spend an afternoon in Amsterdam? Then be sure to check out the Erotic Museum! This quirky museum offers visitors a rare glimpse into the history of sex and sexuality.

From ancient Egyptian artifacts to vintage pornography, there is something to interest everyone. The Erotic Museum is also home to the world’s largest collection of erotica, making it a must-see for anyone with an interest in the topic.

The Erotic Museum in Amsterdam is located on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal – just in opposite of the Moulin Rouge. It portrays the history of eroticism and sex through the ages. This is one of those museums in Amsterdam where you can take perfect photos for your Instagram account. It is a kind of Instagram museum as it offers numerous erotic art objects that will impress your followers.

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The Erotic Museum is a great place to update your Instagram-account.

This museum is owned by the same entrepreneur who also manages the erotic theatre Casa Rosso, strip club Hospital Bar, Sex Palace Peep Show, The Bananenbar and Sexy Loo.

So why not add it to your list of things to do in Amsterdam? You might just be surprised at what you learn!


Google: 2,120 reviews | 3,6 out of 5 stars.
TripAdvisor: 454 reviews | 2,5 out of 5 stars.


✦ Hours: 11 AM – 12 PM
✦ Price: 7 euro



5 | Watchmaker Museum

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Go through this narrow alley to enter this museum.

Watch enthusiasts can indulge themselves at the Watchmaker Museum which is surrounded by window brothels, a 5d Porn Cinema, a daycare and the Old Church. The Watchmaker Museum in Amsterdam is brand-new as it opened its doors in August 2020.

The owner – Ralph Jansen (53) – has decorated the four floors with amazing, rare watches in all shapes and sizes. Jansen has been browsing auctions for a few years in search of watches with the best stories.

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‘I’m fascinated about the passion of watchmakers. They spend so much time creating something that you don’t think is possible at all. Yet they make it. Bizarre!’

The Watchmaker Museum is not only interesting for watch enthusiasts: here everyone can learn more about watches in an accessible way. For example, on the ground floor there is a collection with the first automatic watches. Three floors up people can see a watch that can play music from the Backstreet Boys.

There is a collection of watches worn by astronauts, as well as a wall dedicated to watches from famous films such as The Da Vinci Code, Back to the Future, Knight Rider and Pulp Fiction. This new museum in Amsterdam also has unique spy watches, erotic watches, steam punk watches, special features watches and many others.

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“Every watch in the museum has something special. It’s about the story behind it.”

You can get the best experience with a tour of the obvious connoisseur and enthusiast Ralph Jansen.


Google: 6 reviews | 5 out of 5 stars.
TripAdvisor: 2 reviews | 5 out of 5 stars.


✦ Hours: 10 AM – 7 PM
✦ Price: 10 euro




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6 Best Burgers In Amsterdam You Won’t Soon Forget

Posted on: July 30, 2023

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Top 6 Burgers in Amsterdam Red Light District

You’re in Amsterdam and you want a burger. But where do you go? With so many burger joints in Amsterdam, it can be hard to know which one is the best.

The ultimate burger guide is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of the top places to get a burger in Amsterdam, based on expert reviews and personal experiences. Whether you’re looking for a classic cheeseburger or something more adventurous, we’ve got you covered.

6 Best Burger Joints In Amsterdam

Okay, let’s go. Here are the six best burger venues in Amsterdam, starting with number 6.

6 | Nude Burger

a big hamburger with Dutch fries

Nude Burger in Amsterdam is the real deal when it comes to delicious burgers and fresh ingredients. The reviews speak for themselves – this place is a must-visit for anyone visiting the city.

The burgers are juicy and flavourful, and the fries are crispy and perfect. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, and the staff are friendly and helpful. If you’re looking for a great burger joint in Amsterdam, Nude Burger is the place to go.



5 | Charlie’s Kitchen

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If you’re looking for one of the best burgers in Amsterdam, look no further than Charlie’s Kitchen in the Red Light District. This unassuming little burger joint serves up some of the juiciest, most flavorful burgers in the city.

The secret to their success is simple: they only use the freshest, highest quality ingredients. The beef is perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection, and the buns are light and fluffy.

Add in some fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, and you’ve got a burger that’s guaranteed to satisfy. So if you’re ever in the Red Light District, be sure to stop by Charlie’s Kitchen and try one of their delicious burgers. You won’t be disappointed.



4 | 4 Seasons Burgers

a grilled hamburger with pickles, cheese and white bread

4 Season Burgers is a restaurant in Amsterdam that is becoming increasingly popular among locals and tourists alike. The reason for its popularity is simple: the burgers are delicious.

4 Season Burgers uses only the freshest ingredients, and the beef is cooked to perfection. The result is a juicy, flavorful burger that is sure to satisfy even the most demanding appetites.

It offers 5 different burgers:

  • Irish Beef
  • Black Angus
  • Wagyu Beef
  • Chicken Burger
  • Vegetarian

You can choose between a 175 gram or 225 gram burger, if you take an Irish Beef, Black Angus or Wagyu Burger.

In addition to its great food, 4 Season Burgers also offers an excellent selection of drinks. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, 4 Season Burgers is a good spot.



3 | Burger Bar

a tasty looking hamburger with mushrooms, bacon, cheese and a white bun

In our opinion, Burger Bar is a great place to get a burger for a number of reasons. First, the burgers are quite delicious. The beef is perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection, and the bun is always fresh and fluffy. Every time we went here.

Second, Burger Bar is conveniently located in the heart of Amsterdam Warmoesstraat. It’s just a short walk from Dam Square and Central Station, so it’s easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from. A tram-stop is just around the corner, really.

Third, Burger Bar has a great atmosphere. We find the staff friendly and welcoming, and the restaurant has a casual, relaxed vibe.

So whether you’re looking for a delicious burger or just a place to relax and take a break from sightseeing, Burger Bar on Amsterdam Warmoesstraat is the perfect spot.



2 | Favorite Chicken & Ribs

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Chicken lovers pay attention because this burger bar has really delicious chicken burgers, ribs, wings and whatnot. We are talking about Favorite Chicken & Ribs.

When you walk in here, it certainly don’t not look like a place where you can score the best burger in Amsterdam. But don’t be delusional. We find their chicken burgers so freaking delicious! Oh, my goodness…

After tasting their chicken, you couldn’t care less about the mediocre decor and lagging service.

They season the chicken products very well by using tasty herbs. The fries are also quite tasty here. The disadvantages of this place are that they use bright lighting, that it is small inside and that there are occasionally street dealers inside. We never experienced doing anyone harm though. Anyway, if you ignore that and only visit this venue for their chicken products – you will definitely enjoy yourself.

The boneless chicken here is also really fantastic!



1 | Burgerfabriek

a lady eating a hamburger at restaurant burgerfabriek in Amsterdam

Without a doubt, we believe that the Burgerfabriek has the best burgers in Amsterdam Red Light District. Why?

Well, first of all, because their burgers are made on charcoal. We think that this really makes the burger so much better. The Burgerfabriek is one of the few burger bars that prepares its products in this way.

Secondly, you can choose from various toppings, including some typical Dutch ones – such as Old Amsterdam cheese.

Thirdly, they have such delicious Dutch fries here. Not those weak, skinny, long French fries, but real thick fries. Those are the best! You can also get different sauces with that. When we tested this place, we took the real Dutch mayonnaise for a full Dutch experience in Amsterdam.

What is also nice about the Burgerfabriek is that you can tap your own beer here. They have a few tables where this is possible. Especially if you are out with some friends, it is ideal to tap your own beers because then you do not have to wait for the waiters. Great for bachelor parties too.




So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start trying some of the best burgers in Amsterdam! You really can’t go wrong with any of the choices on this list. And who knows, maybe you’ll find a new favorite burger spot that didn’t make our list. Be sure to let us know below in the comments which restaurant you thought had the best burger in Amsterdam.


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Top 10 Magic Truffles Questions & Answers

Are you considering taking Magic Truffles and do you have many unanswered questions? Or are you just curious? Very good, you have come to the right place!

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We often get drug related questions, including questions about Magic Truffles. This is why we made a useful list with frequently asked questions about Magic Truffels. We went to all smart shops in Amsterdam and asked questions to the real experts. All answers can be found below!

What Are Magic Truffles?

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Sclerotia, also called Magical Truffles or philosopher’s stones, are a hallucinogenic product of mother nature. Sclerotia influence your consciousness, so that you start experiencing yourself and the world around you more intensively. Many users find this experience beneficial and very valuable.

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1 | Are Magic Truffles legal in the Netherlands?

Yes, Magic Truffles are legal in the Netherlands! Magic Truffles are mostly offered in so called smart shops (not in coffeeshops). Here one can be informed and advised about this drug. Employees of smart shops often give tips on where and how these truffles can be used.

The use of drugs, alcohol or medication is never without risk. It’s good to inform yourself about the effects and risks of a substance.

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Magic Truffles vs Magic Magic Mushrooms

Up until 2008 magic mushrooms were also legal in the Netherlands. The risks of magic mushrooms were considered acceptable and the harm reduction approach (through information) became the main focus of the Dutch government policy. This all changed when an under aged French girl (17 year old) jumped from the NEMO Science museum back in 2008. She had taken magic mushrooms.

Drug expert August de Loor finds it difficult to say anything about the case:

“We don’t know the exact situation of this case. When someone has suicide plans, the use of stimulants is always dangerous. Is this also said if alcohol is involved?” (source)

Just about all the magic mushrooms that grew in the Netherlands were banned after that incident, but in the end the Dutch government did not ban Magic Truffles.

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2 | Do Magic Truffles get you high? Does it make you hallucinate?

Yes, you can get pretty high from these Magic Truffles. This legal drug alters your perception. Colours seem more vivid. Textures and patterns can come to life. Kaleidoscopic structures can even appear before your eyes – especially in the twilight or with eyes closed. Other characteristics include floods of laughter, intense joy and satisfaction.

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3 | What’s the difference between a Magic Mushroom and a Magic Truffle?

The main difference between Magic Mushrooms and Magic Truffles is that magic truffles grow below ground. This is also the main reason why the truffles are still legal in the Netherlands. You see, when the Dutch government banned Magic Mushrooms they simply forgot to put the magic truffle called the Philosopher’s Stone on the list. This truffle, not a mushroom, grows underground. You can still buy these truffles at smartshops in Amsterdam and the effects are pretty much the same.

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4 | What do Magic Truffles cost in Amsterdam? Are truffles expensive?

The price for 10 grams of truffles (the maximum amount for a beginner) is between 10 to 15 Euro in Amsterdam.

5 | Can Magic Truffles get you sick?

Yes, there’s a change you get a so called “bad trip” or actually get physically sick from using truffles. The most common negative side of these truffles  is having a bad trip. In the worst case scenario this involves unpleasant physical symptoms like getting chills, nausea, vomiting and even headaches.

TIP: If you think you’re having a bad trip, always try to remember that this is the result of the truffles that you’ve taken. The sensations will pass. You may have repeated ideas come to you in a continues loop, especially in the first 1,5 hour. These compulsive thought patterns can be easier to break through if you drink some fruit juice (vitamin C helps) or an energy drink, by eating something, or by taking a little walk.

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Smartshop Kokopelli on the Warmoesstraat in the Red Light District.

6 | How do you eat Magic Truffles in Amsterdam?

It’s advised to only eat these types of truffles on an empty stomach. It’s not recommended to combine it with anything else. The reason for this is that these hallucinogenic drugs can be difficult to digest, so this can give an easy feeling on the stomach. This can be bothersome at the start of the trip. To reduce the chance of nausea it’s advised to chew them to small bits and on an empty stomach.


7 | What do you eat with Magic Truffles?

These hallucinogenic drugs also effect your tastebuds. To enhance your experience try these during a trip: Passion fruit, Blueberries, Ice cream, Nutella, Tofu & Sashimi.

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Veronique is the business owner of this Magic Truffle Store.

8 | Can Magic Truffles go bad?

Yes, it’s a natural product so this drug can go bad. When you buy the truffles via a Dutch smart shop the truffles normally last around one month. After that the effect that produce gradually fades over time.

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9 | Can you sleep on Magic Truffles?

The short answer is no. The long answer is; the psilocybine in the truffles causes an overflow of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of well-being and happiness. The increase in serotonin gives you a euphoric feeling and energy, so you probably won’t be able to sleep.

10 | How long does the Magic Truffles trip last?

It takes around 4 – 6 hours before the effects of a magic truffle trip to wear off. The trip itself comes in waves and will slowly decrease in intensity with time.


When Should You Not Take Magic Truffles?

  • When you don’t want it. Never let someone else decide for you that you should use this.
  • Do not combine with stimuli like alcohol, medication or other drugs that impacts your nerves-system!
  • Never take part in traffic after taking Magic Truffles!
  • Never use when you are depressed or have a simmering psychose!
  • Do not use while being pregnant or when your breastfeeding!
  • Do not use this if you’re younger than 18 years old!
  • Do not use magic truffles when visiting a sex show in Amsterdam.

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How to grow magic truffles?

Magic truffles, also known as psilocybin truffles, are a type of fungus that contain psychoactive compounds such as psilocybin and psilocin. Growing magic truffles requires careful attention and adherence to specific cultivation techniques. Here are the general steps to grow magic truffles:

  1. Obtain spores: Purchase or obtain spores of the magic truffle species you wish to grow.
  2. Prepare the growing medium: Magic truffles grow best in a nutrient-rich substrate that contains ingredients such as vermiculite, rice flour, and water. Sterilize the substrate before use to prevent contamination.
  3. Inoculate the substrate: Mix the spores with the substrate and pack it into a container. Place the container in a warm, dark place for the spores to grow into mycelium, which will eventually form the truffles.
  4. Monitor humidity and temperature: Magic truffles require high humidity and warm temperatures to grow. Use a humidifier and thermometer to maintain a humid and warm environment.
  5. Wait for the truffles to form: It can take several weeks for the mycelium to develop into truffles. When the truffles are fully formed, they will be firm to the touch and have a brownish color.
  6. Harvest the truffles: Use a sterilized spoon or trowel to carefully dig out the truffles from the substrate. Rinse them under cold water and store them in the refrigerator until ready to use.

How to dry magic truffles?

After harvesting magic truffles, they need to be dried properly to preserve their potency and prevent spoilage. Here are the general steps to dry magic truffles:

  1. Clean the truffles: Remove any dirt or debris from the truffles and rinse them under cold water.
  2. Pat dry: Use a clean cloth or paper towel to pat the truffles dry.
  3. Spread the truffles: Place the truffles in a single layer on a clean, dry surface such as a tray or baking sheet.
  4. Dry the truffles: Use a fan or a low-temperature dehydrator to dry the truffles. Do not use high heat or direct sunlight, as this can degrade the psychoactive compounds.
  5. Monitor the truffles: Check the truffles frequently and rotate them to ensure even drying. The truffles should be dry and firm to the touch, but not brittle.
  6. Store the truffles: Once the truffles are completely dry, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. They can be stored for several months if kept properly.

When Do Shrooms go bad?

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of eating a bad magic mushroom, you know that it can be a very unpleasant experience. Eating a bad shroom can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and even hallucinations. In some cases, it can also lead to serious health problems like liver damage or neurological disorders. So how do you know if your magic mushrooms have gone bad? There are a few telltale signs. Bad shrooms will often have discolored spots or growths on them. They may also emit a foul odor. If you see any of these signs, it’s best to throw the shrooms away and find a new batch.

Magic Truffles Statistics

Did you know that an average of 3.3% of all Dutch adults ever took magic mushrooms (480,000 people) and just an average of 0.4% last year? And did you know that 2.1% of all Dutch adults took Magic Truffles ever in their life. (Source)

Magic Mushrooms Possible Solution For Depression

Researchers are on the trail of a promising and rapid treatment for severe depression. In addition to specialist therapy, the treatment consists of a special substance: psilocybin. That is the substance that makes people hallucinate when taking magic mushrooms.

The treatment has already been tested on a group of 233 patients from ten different countries, BBC News and The Guardian reported Wednesday 2 November 2022. Nearly one in three patients was no longer declared depressed within three weeks. One in five showed great improvements within 12 weeks.


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Posted on: January 28, 2023

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The Ultimate Sex Workers Guide Of 2023

It is said that sex work is the oldest profession in the world, although this is not true according to experts. In this article you will learn only the most fascinating facts about sex workers.

1 | Sex Worker Definition

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There is no single definition of a sex worker. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a sex worker is “someone who earns money by providing sexual services.” However, this definition is quite limited, as sex workers can provide a wide range of services beyond simply sex. For instance, sex workers may also work as erotic dancers, escorts, or webcam performers. In general, sex workers are any individuals who receive payments in exchange for sexual services or related activities. This includes but is not limited to prostitution, stripping, and pornography. While sex work is often associated with criminal activity and exploitation, many sex workers choose to engage in this line of work willingly and safely. With that said, it is important to remember that sex workers are diverse and that there is no single experience that represents all sex workers.

“I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.” Steve Martin

2 | Types of Sex Workers

Sex work is a profession with many different types of professions. Every profession is different. Sometimes with different rules or laws. What all sex workers have in common is that they receive money or goods in exchange for consensual sexual services or erotic performances, either regularly or occasionally, according to Open Society Foundation.


Escorts are male or female sex workers who provide certain (sexual) services for payment. They are hired through escort agencies or through their own (online) advertisements. The clients meet the booked escort in hotels, restaurants or sometimes at the client’s home. It also happens that wealthy clients take escorts abroad for a holiday or business trip. Sometimes escorts pose as the client’s girlfriend or partner.



Window Prostitutes

Window prostitutes are the only sex workers who recruit their clients by standing in red-lit window brothels. These window brothels can often be found in Dutch cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. But some Belgian and German cities also have comparable Red Light District areas. Unlike escorts, window prostitutes do not accompany their clients. In fact, the customers enter the relevant window prostitute, after which the sex worker closes the curtain and takes the customer to the bed in the small brothel. Window prostitutes pay rent to a brothel owner. This is necessary to use a window brothel. These sex workers then charge their clients a certain rate.


Strippers are erotic dancers who typically perform in stripclubs, bars, peep shows or gentlemen’s clubs. They may also work at sex shows, private parties or events. Strippers typically wear revealing clothing, such as lingerie, and perform sensual dances involving body movement and contact with patrons. In some cases, strippers may also offer lap dances or other forms of erotic entertainment. While strippers are often associated with negative stereotypes, many dancers view their work as a form of art and enjoy performing for an audience. Nonetheless, the occupation can be physically demanding and sometimes dangerous, as dancers are often exposed to drugs and alcohol abuse, sexual harassment, and violence.

Webcam Performers

Webcam performers are people who engage in sexual activities in front of their webcams. This can include masturbation, sexual intercourse, and other sex acts. webcam performers can be either solo or have sex with another person. Many webcam performers are also involved in webcam shows, which are live broadcasts that allow viewers to watch and interact with the performer. Some webcam performers also sell access to recorded videos or photos of their performances. webcam performers typically charge by the minute, and some offer discounts for longer sessions. webcam performers typically cater to a specific niche or audience, and many have fans who follow their work.

Cam4 is a webcam-based chat service that allows users to connect with each other for sexual purposes. The service is available to anyone over the age of 18, and users can sign up for free. Cam4 offers a variety of features, including the ability to search for other users based on location, age, and sexual preference. In addition, users can also pay to watch webcam sex shows, which are live broadcasts of sexual activity between two or more people. Cam4 is one of the most popular webcam-based chat services, and it has been used by millions of people around the world.

Street Prostitutes

Street prostitutes are sex workers who sell sexual services on the street. They are typically young women who are street-dependent and may be addicted to drugs. Many street prostitutes have been sexually abused as children and/or have little or no support from family or friends. They are often homeless and have no other source of income. Street prostitution is a dangerous occupation, and street prostitutes are at high risk for violence, rape, and robbery. They also face arrest and prosecution. Street prostitutes typically work in areas that are known for drug activity or prostitution, such as inner city neighbourhoods or red-light districts. Street prostitution is illegal in most jurisdictions. In some jurisdictions, street prostitution is tolerated or regulated. In others, street prostitutes are subject to crackdowns by law enforcement. Amsterdam has no street prostitution. In the Netherlands there are only three cities with street prostitution, namely: Nijmegen, Arnhem and Utrecht. In 2020, the Dutch public-service broadcaster NTR published a documentary about the last street prostitutes in the Netherlands. This documentary was presented by the well-known Dutch presenter Danny Ghosen.

Porn actors

Porn actors are commonly considered to be sex workers. This is because they are paid to engage in sexual activity on film. Porn actors are often hired to perform specific sex acts, and they may be required to engage in sex for extended periods of time. As a result, porn actors can often experience physical and emotional exhaustion. In addition, porn actors may be required to work long hours and odd shifts. This can make it difficult for them to maintain healthy personal and professional relationships. Furthermore, porn actors may face stigma and discrimination from the wider community. This can make it difficult for them to find work outside of the porn industry. For these reasons, porn actors are typically considered to be sex workers.

Famous Porn Actors

There are many famous porn actors in the world. Here are 10 of them:

1. Jenna Jameson is one of the most famous porn actresses of all time. She has appeared in over 150 adult films and has won numerous awards, including the AVN Award for Best New Starlet and the XRCO Award for Female Performer of the Year.

2. Traci Lords is another famous porn actress who has appeared in over 100 adult films. She also appeared in mainstream films such as Blade and Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

3. Sasha Grey is a former porn actress who has appeared in over 200 adult films. She has won various awards, including the AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year.

4. Tori Black is an American pornographic actress who has appeared in over 300 adult films. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2018.

5. Asa Akira is a Japanese-American pornographic actress who has appeared in over 400 adult films. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2015.

6. Lisa Ann is an American pornographic actress who has appeared in over 500 adult films. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2014.

7. Manuel Ferrara is a French pornographic actor who has appeared in over 1,000 adult films. He was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2013.

8. Peter North is a Canadian pornographic actor who has appeared in over 2,000 adult films. He was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2009.

9. Ron Jeremy is an American pornographic actor who has appeared in over 2,500 adult films. He was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2007.
10 . Bobby Slayton is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has also worked in the porn industry. He has appeared in over 50 adult films and has directed 5 movies himself.

3 | Stigma Sex Workers

Stigma is a form of social exclusion that is experienced by a certain group of people. stigma can manifest in many different ways, but it typically involves some form of prejudice or discrimination. Sex workers are often subjected to stigma due to the nature of their work. This stigma can take on various forms, from negative attitudes and prejudices to actual violence and discrimination. The stigma attached to sex work is often based on misconceptions and myths about the industry. For example, there is a common belief that all sex workers are victims of trafficking or that they are all drug addicts. These inaccurate and harmful stereotypes contribute to the stigma that surrounds the profession. As a result, sex workers often face challenges in their personal and professional lives. They may have difficulty finding housing or employment, and they may be constantly facing judgement and stigma from family, friends, and strangers. The stigma attached to sex work can have a profound impact on the lives of those who engage in it, making it difficult for them to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

4 | Sex Workers Union

You might wonder: Can sex workers unionise? Yes they can!

PROUD is the Dutch Union for Sex workers, and it is the first sex workers union in the Netherlands. PROUD was founded in 2010.

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PROUD’s main goal is to improve the working conditions for sex workers, and to fight for their rights. PROUD is open to all sex workers, regardless of their gender or nationality. PROUD offers its members legal support, and provides information about their rights. PROUD also lobbies politicians and organises protests. In 2015, PROUD successfully lobbied for a change in the law that prohibited sex workers from working together in a brothel. PROUD is an important organisation that fights for the rights of sex workers, and provides them with support and information.

5 | Sex Work Term Introduction

The term sex work first appeared in print in 1978, in an article by activist Carol Leigh. Leigh used the term to refer to all forms of sexual labor, including prostitution, pornography, stripping, and phone sex. The term quickly gained popularity within the sex worker rights movement, as it helped to challenge the negative stigma surrounding sex work. Today, the term is used internationally to refer to all forms of paid sexual activity. However, it is important to note that not all sex workers identify with the term; some prefer terms such as prostitution or escort. Ultimately, the decision of what to call oneself is a personal one.

6 | Nordic model & Sex Workers

The Nordic model of sex workers, also known as the Swedish model, is a legal approach that criminalizes the purchase of sexual services while decriminalizing the sale of sexual services. This approach was first implemented in Sweden in 1999, and has since been adopted by several other Nordic countries, including Norway, Iceland, and Canada. The Nordic model is based on the belief that sex work is a form of exploitation that perpetuates gender inequality and contributes to the further marginalization of vulnerable populations. This approach has been successful in reducing street prostitution and human trafficking, while also providing support services for sex workers. While the Nordic model is not without its critics, it remains an effective way to address the harms associated with the sex trade.

7 | Dr. Kate Lister Is The Best Sex Work Historian

Kate Lister is a historian and sex worker rights activist based in the United Kingdom. She is the author of the 2015 book “Whore: An Intimate History of Sex Work,” which chronicles the history of sex work from the Middle Ages to the present day.

In addition to her writing, Lister is also a vocal advocate for the decriminalization of sex work and the protection of sex workers’ rights. She has testified before parliament on these issues, and she works with various organizations to promote sex workers’ rights both in the UK and internationally. Kate Lister is a respected authority on sex work, and her work is helping to shape the future of this controversial industry.

8 | Prince Andrew & Sex Worker

In 2001, Prince Andrew was caught on camera receiving an erotic massage from a sex worker at Jeffrey Epstein’s home in New York. In the footage, the woman can be seen straddling the prince and kneading his back for several minutes. Epstein can be heard laughing in the background. The incident caused a scandal at the time, and the prince was forced to issue a public apology. In recent years, Prince Andrew has been accused of having sex with underage girls, and he has been estranged from the royal family as a result.

Are sex workers in Amsterdam safe?

According to the Prostitution Information Center (PIC) in Amsterdam, sex work is a legal profession in the Netherlands and sex workers have the same rights and protections as any other worker. The PIC also states that there are numerous organizations and individuals who work to help and support sex workers in various ways.

Historian and Dr. Kate Lister also notes that the legalization of prostitution in the Netherlands has allowed for sex workers to operate within a regulated system that prioritizes their safety and well-being. The country’s approach to sex work has been praised by many for providing sex workers with access to health services, legal protection, and social security benefits.

However, Dr. Lister also acknowledges that while the legalization of prostitution has improved the working conditions for some sex workers, it is not a perfect system and there are still many challenges that sex workers face, such as stigma and discrimination.

In conclusion, while sex work in Amsterdam is a legal profession and there are many organizations working to support sex workers, the industry is not without its challenges. Nevertheless, the legalization of prostitution has created a safer and more regulated environment for sex workers in the Netherlands.

Where do sex workers advertise?

Where do sex workers advertise? The answer to this question depends on the type of sex work being performed. For example, many websites and escort companies advertise online, while window brothels are more commonly found in certain red-light districts. In addition, sex workers may also advertise their services through word of mouth or by placing flyers in public places. Ultimately, the best way to find sex workers is to ask around or search online for reviews. By doing a bit of research, you can be sure to find the right person for the job.

Can sex workers have relationships?

There are many misconceptions about sex workers and their personal lives. Some people believe that sex workers cannot have fulfilling relationships, but this is not true. Many sex workers live together and/or are married. They have romantic lives just like anyone else. In fact, some research suggests that sex workers are more likely to have healthier relationships than the general population. This may be because they are more open about their needs and desires, and they are less likely to tolerate situations that are unhealthy or unsatisfying. Of course, every relationship is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. But the evidence suggests that, for many sex workers, meaningful relationships are indeed possible.

When are sex workers open?

There are no fixed working hours for sex workers. It differs per type of sex worker.

Window sex workers are often tied to the opening hours of the window brothels.

Escorts generally often work in the evenings or at night. As well as strippers.

Webcam sex workers can work when their clients need it. Some work during the day. Other webcam sex workers prefer to work in the evenings, so they can do other work during the day.

How OnlyFans changed sex work forever

OnlyFans is a social media platform that has been credited with changing the landscape of sex work forever. The platform allows users to create and sell content on a monthly subscription basis, and it has become particularly popular with adult performers and content creators. OnlyFans has been praised for its ability to empower sex workers and give them a greater degree of control over their careers. It has also been criticized for its role in the exploitation of sex workers, as well as its potential to be used for non-consensual pornography. OnlyFans is a controversial but unquestionably influential platform, and its impact on the sex work industry is still unfolding. With its unique business model and strong community, OnlyFans is here to stay.


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Posted on: September 1, 2023

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Coffeeshops In Amsterdam: Ultimate Coffee Shop Guide (For Cannabis)

When in Holland, it’s important to know where to find the best coffee shops in Amsterdam. Having a bad experience can ruin your trip, and that’s especially true if you’re looking for cannabis. Unfortunately, there are many companies in Amsterdam that offer poor quality products at high prices, and the same goes for some of the city’s coffee shops.

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At a terrace of an Amsterdam coffeeshop.

We have the solution for you! An overview of the 10 best coffeeshops in Amsterdam created by frequent coffeeshop visitors. Votes from 224 cannabis lovers.

10 Best Coffeeshops in Amsterdam

This list with the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam was based on 224 votes from members of the Dam Jam – Amsterdam Coffeeshop Culture Facebook group and the Amsterdam Coffeeshop Directory Facebook group.

The Facebook group Dam Jam has currently 14.401 members and is described as: “A page about Amsterdam, its coffeeshops and a cheeky bit of culture all rolled into one“.

The other one currently counts 60.612 members and uses this description: “A place for members of the ACD forum and fans of ACD to come on Facebook to discuss current coffeeshop culture and share info”.

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Some of the members prefer to lounge whilst others only vote for the quality of the cannabis.

With this top 10 best coffeeshops in Amsterdam you can’t go wrong during your visit.

1 | Coffeeshop Grey Area

10 Best Coffeeshops In Amsterdam Grey Area Weed

Number one on our list with a total of 31 votes out of 224 is coffeeshop Grey Area. This coffeeshop is a regular cannabis-cup winner and the staff is really knowledgeable. It’s named Grey Area because the Dutch law on using weed isn’t exactly clear-cut.

Snoop Dogg has visited this coffeeshop as well in 2013:

Snoop Dogg in Amsterdam coffeeshop Grey Area with one of the employees.
Picture by Nick Bieneck in Grey Area.

It also turns out that this is one of the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam because Grey Area is frequented visited by famous people. Snoop Dogg, Kelis, Cypress Hill, Woody Harrelson and many others have been here.


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The shop is located in the center of Amsterdam and is world renowned for the quality of their weed. Most visitors go there to buy their weed but not to chill as the coffeeshop itself is quite small. Due to the central location and popularity of the coffeeshop, it can get busy so expect to have wait in line.


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✦ Google: 2.919 reviews – 4,5 out 5 stars.
✦ TripAdvisor: 247 reviews – 4,5 out of 5 stars.



2 | Coffeeshop 1e Hulp

10 Best Coffeeshops In Amsterdam 1e Hulp

This coffeeshop in Amsterdam came in a close second with 28 votes out of 224. Coffeeshop 1e Hulp (translated: First Aid) is located at the outskirts of the city center making it relatively quiet. A really relaxed, very comfortable and cozy coffeeshop perfect for chilling.

Oh, and the weed is great too! This isn’t the cheapest coffeeshop in Amsterdam but they serve some unique and excellent strains. The staff is also really friendly and will help you out with making your selection. This is one of the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam and is well known for their moon rocks.


✦ Google: 2.001 reviews – 4,5 out 5 stars.
✦ TripAdvisor: 100 reviews – 4 out 5.



3 | Coffeeshop Boerejongens Center

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Boerejongens is without a doubt one of the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam. This is a very modern coffeeshop with a touch of class. Boerejongens got a total of 20 votes out of 224. It’s very easy to reach due to it being located close to Rembrandt Square, on the Utrechtsestraat 21.

The staff wear crisp white shirts combined with black bowties and white aprons. They are also very friendly and knowledgeable. Expect a great selection of strains and to wait in line as this is a really busy shop. You can sit and chill in the cozy upstairs however most people just go here to get some of the best cannabis in town, and leave. This is because the upstairs is quite small.


✦ Google: 3.526 reviews – 4,7 out 5 stars.
✦ TripAdvisor: 131 reviews – 4,5 out 5.
✦ Greenmeister: 60 reviews –  5 out 5.



4 | Coffeeshop Het Ballonnetje

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Het Ballonnetje attracts a wide variety of guests, including tourists, musicians, artists and students. The staff here is friendly and they sell their top quality weed and hash for reasonable prices. Het Ballonnetje is located in Amsterdam Oost (east).

Tip: get your supplies at het Ballonnetje and visit Artis Zoo located just around the corner. It can be a fantastic experience to see all the wild animals stoned.


✦ Google: 600 reviews – 4,5 out 5 stars.
✦ TripAdvisor: 15 reviews – 4,5 out of 5.
✦ GreenMeister: 7 reviews – 4 out of 5.



5 | Coffeeshop The Plug

 Coffee Shop The Plug

Number five on our best coffeeshops in Amsterdam list is The Plug. This place was formerly Coffeeshop Utopia but has merged with The Plug in Barcelona back in May 2018. This has greatly improved their original selection and menu. It is a small coffeeshop with the option to sit outside in the sunlight. The staff is friendly and patient. They also serve great coffee here. Come for the weed, stay for the coffee ?.


✦ Google: 518 reviews – 4,3 out 5 stars.



6 | Coffeeshop The Stud

10 Best Coffeeshops In Amsterdam The Stud

This is another shop on our list that is located at the outskirts of Amsterdam’s city center. The Stud was established back in 1982 and serves a good mixture of local regulars and tourists. It’s a small shop so seating is limited. Expect the best herbs for a fair price served by friendly staff. Coffeeshop The Stud also has a few (“old dated”) computers that visitors may use. The shop is located close to the Amsterdam Muiderpoort train station – in the more eastern part of the city. At Cannabis Liberation Day 2018 The Stud was nominated for the best coffeeshop in Amsterdam!


✦ Google: 2.124 reviews – 4,7 out 5 stars.
✦ TripAdvisor: 70 reviews – 4,5 out 5 stars.



7 | Green House Coffeeshop

10 Best Coffeeshops In Amsterdam Green House coffeeshop Voorburgwal

The atmosphere in Green House is completely unique. Green House has four separate locations spread out over Amsterdam. We’re talking about the Green House at the Oudezijs Voorburgwal located in the Red Light District. Great central location. All Green House coffeeshops have a high quality reputation and great quality products. One of those places where you can buy with your eyes closed.


✦ Google: 4.124 reviews – 4,4 out of 5 stars.
✦ TripAdvisor: 702 reviews – 4,5 out 5.
✦ Smokers Guide: 181 reviews – 7,6/10.



8 | Coffeeshop Abraxas

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Located in the heart of Amsterdam close to Spui Square and Rokin street, this is one of the oldest and the best-known coffeeshops in Amsterdam. Coffeeshop Abraxas is also known from a scene in a famous movie.

The interior is really unique and “mind expanding” by itself. The place is really hospitable and they serve a nice selection of high quality coffee and tea. A fantastic coffeeshop to enjoy a relaxing joint.


✦ Google: 4.094 reviews – 4,6 out 5 stars.
✦ TripAdvisor: 819 reviews – 4,5 out 5.



9 | Coffeeshop Easy Times

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This is one of the more larger coffeeshops on our best coffeeshops in Amsterdam top 10. The vibe here is good and relaxing with plenty of comfortable seating for everyone. They also have some canal side tables outside for when the sun is shining. Besides serving up some great bud they also play quality music. Right next door are a McDonalds and Burger King for those who get the munchies.


✦ Google: 3.162 reviews – 4,5 out 5 stars.
✦ TripAdvisor: 354 reviews – 4,5 out 5.