Posted on: July 14, 2014
If you’re going to visit Holland’s capital then you should not miss the Red Light District. It’s the most interesting part in town and it represents the liberal & openminded Dutch culture. Nowhere else in the world one can find window brothels in opposite of a church, sex workers just behind a Buddhistic temple or a store where they display all kinds of condoms in the window. Before you go to ‘De Wallen‘ it’s good to know the local etiquette which you can find in this list with 10 Amsterdam Red Light District Do’s and Don’ts.
1 | Join our interesting and fun tours and learn everything about this unique area.
2 | Be respectful towards the sex workers.
3 | When visiting a prostitute; make clear agreements upfront and pay in advance.
4 | Do experience the Museum of Prostitution.
5 | Do check out World’s First Specialised Condom Shop: The Condomerie.
7 | Do check out Chinatown in the Red Light District.
8 | Do enter the oldest building of Amsterdam, The Old Church.
10 | Do experience one of the sex shows in Amsterdam
The Old Church Square with ‘De Oude Kerk‘ left and window brothels right.
1 | Don’t take pictures of sex workers!
2 | Don’t stare at sex workers.
3 | Don’t cause noise disturbance (after 11 pm). Think of the residents.
4 | Don’t go standing too long in front of the window brothels – don’t block their business.
5 | Don’t throw rubbish on the streets or into the canals.
6 | Don’t combine magic truffles with alcohol or marijuana.
7 | Don’t drink alcohol on the street. A fine will cost you 95 euros.
8 | Don’t buy drugs from street dealers. They (mostly) sell fake-drugs.
9 | Don’t use the streets as a public toilet. You’ll be fined. Rather go to Sexy Loo.
10 | Don’t have unprotected sex with prostitutes.
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