Posted on: January 13, 2024
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Discover all Amsterdam prostitution prices below.
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.LEARN
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.
Amsterdam has 3 window prostitution areas in total:
✦ ‘De Wallen‘ – the biggest and most famous prostitution area in the Netherlands.
✦ ‘Singel & Spuistraat area.
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.
The Molensteeg in the Red Light District has windows, night shops and small bars.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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|Coffee or Tea
|€ 2,50 – 3,50
|Cola or Soda
|€ 2,70 – 4,50
|€ 5,50 – starting price
|Pint of beer
|Glass of wine
|€ 3,50 – 5,00 – starting price
A typical Dutch “kroket” from famous local automatiek snackbar the FEBO.
|€ 3,50 – 12,00
|€ 4,49 – 15,00
|€ 7,00 – 17,50
|Burger (fast food)
|€ 3,00 – 12,00
|€ 3,50 – 5,00
|€ 2,50 – 3,50
|A slice of pizza
|€ 3,00 – 4,00
|€ 8,00 – 15,00
|Croquette from the FEBO
|FEBO kaassoufflé (cheese souffle)
|€ 2,50 – 4,50
|Piece of pie
|€ 3,00 – 4,00
|€ 3,00 – 4,00
|€ 8,00 – 14,00
The BurgerFabriek in Amsterdam has delicious Dutch fries!
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|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.
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.
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.HOTEL TOP 10 >
Currently there are five museums in the Red Light District. They are listed below.
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.
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.
|Children ages 5 till 18
|Children ages 0 till 4
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!
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.
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.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am till 16:00 pm.
Henny Tinga – one of the leaders of Amsterdam’s Salvation Army.
|Children ages 0 till 12
For more details visit the website of the Salvation Army Museum.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Oudezijds Achterburgwal street in De Wallen.
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Understanding the nuances of expenses in Amsterdam, especially within the Red Light District, is crucial for a well-planned visit. While this guide gives you a detailed breakdown of the costs you might incur, ranging from entertainment options to basic necessities, it’s equally important to be informed about the local currency and its value. For more insights, consider exploring our dedicated page on Amsterdam currency, which offers valuable information on monetary matters, ensuring you make informed financial decisions during your trip