Posted on: February 22, 2023
Wanna do something fun and learn more about Dutch culture, Amsterdam’s history, legal prostitution & legal drugs? Check out this useful list with 40 fun things to do in Amsterdam.
A few of the 288 window brothels in ‘De Wallen‘.
For those who want to learn about legal sex work in the famous ‘Wallen’ area this tour is a must-do! Amsterdam Red Light District represents the liberal and open-minded Dutch culture.
In this neighbourhood residents live just next to red light windows and cannabis stores. Only here one can see a church that is surrounded by window prostitutes. And there is even a daycare literally next to window brothels.
Learn how the legal sex trade works in Holland, where the sex workers come from, hear about the safety measures, what they earn and how they are fighting the Municipal government to keep their working places.
These Amsterdam Red Light District Tours are hosted by tour guides who have an official permit of the Municipality of Amsterdam. They are all locals and know the Red Light District as their backyard. We even have a tour guide who’s married to a window prostitute!
Also read: Amsterdam Red Light District tour ban still allows tours.
Chinatown in the Red Light District.
Duration: 1,5 hours
Burn: 419 calories
After the tour there are many other fun activities in the Red Light District:
✦ Visit Europe’s first gay friendly cafe ‘t Mandje.
✦ Eat some typical Dutch snacks at the FEBO snackbar.
✦ Stand in the window yourself at the Museum of Prostitution.
✦ Play some video- or board games at the Ton Ton Club.
✦ Enjoy a cocktail, wine or beer at Mata Hari.
✦ Experience an exciting show at Casa Rosso.
✦ See a 3D-film of the Red Light District in the 5D Porn Cinema.
✦ Check out the last peep show in Amsterdam.
✦ Take a spicy bite at an Asian-restaurant on the Zeedijk in China Town.
✦ Try a Dutch ‘jenever’ in one of the oldest bars in town.
Visit one of the best karaoke bars in Amsterdam and sing your favorite songs. This is always a fun activity. Even if you can’t sing very well. Have a drink, show some guts and grab that mic. A visit to a karaoke bar is fun with colleagues, friends and even with a date.
Visiting a sex show in Amsterdam is definitely one of the things to do if you’re looking for a fun night out. Whether you are an adventurous couple or simply solo and curious about what goes on behind those closed red curtains, it’s an experience that will surprise you in many ways. You’ll witness amazing performances by talented artists and above all things, come away from with an open mind to appreciate the diversity of life. Don’t forget your camera – it’ll become one of your most memorable things to look back on.
At the strip-pole during the Amsterdam Brothel Tour.
Get a peak behind the curtains with this Amsterdam Brothel Tour. If you’ve always wanted to visit a brothel and learn more about sex work, this is the experience for you. A sex worker guide will show you around Amsterdam’s newest and most exclusive brothel. During the tour you get to ask her any question you might be interested; what are the working hours? How much do they earn? What is their most bizarre experience? You name it. It’s located almost next to the Heineken experience so you could easily combine a visit to both.
The stripclub area of this brothel in Amsterdam.
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: 20 euro per person
Burn: 118 calories
✦ Visit the Heineken Experience – Amsterdam’s famous beer brewery.
✦ Have lunch in ‘De Pijp‘ area.
✦ Take a picture at the Wake Me Up When I’m Famous bench.
✦ Go to Museum Square and visit the Van Gogh Museum.
✦ Take a canal cruise in Amsterdam in front of the Heineken brewery.
Explore the Red Light District with 22 experts in your pocket.
With the Amsterdam Audio Tour app you can discover the Red Light District on your schedule, at your pass. Navigate the so called ‘Wallen’ area with the help of GPS, virtual tour guide Sophie and 22 experts that you’ll ‘meet’ along the way.
One of the main benefits of this app is that you can now get a guided tour whenever you want, with whoever you want. Walk alongside the best narrators and hear all the interesting stories that are part of Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Had enough? Just press pause and pick up after having a rest in one the many great cafes in the area.
The experts in Amsterdam Audio Tour: local police officers, a Romanian prostitute, historians, entrepreneurs, residents, drug consultants, sociologists, sex-historians, a male sex worker, the Fokkens twins, the Salvation Army, a smart shop owner and many others.
The CEO of FEBO Amsterdam is one of the 22 experts.
Duration: 110 minutes
Price: 5,- per person
Burn: 431 calories
✦ Try some ‘bitterballen’ at Cafe de Schreierstoren.
✦ Visit Amsterdam’s last hidden church with discount from the audio tour.
✦ Buy a souvenir at world’s first condom shop.
✦ See where Rembrandt got married during a visit to ‘De Oude Kerk‘.
✦ Try a local brewed beer at Brewery de Prael.