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18x Red Light District Amsterdam Cost in 2024

Posted on: June 1, 2024


Amsterdam Red Light District Prices

Red Light District Amsterdam Cost: All You Need To Know

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, Moulin Rouge, weed, magic truffles, prostitutes, museums, etc.

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tourists walking in the Red Light District in Amsterdam at night with red-lit windows on the left and right

Updated monthly, our guide reflects the latest pricing, legal changes, and safety measures implemented in the Red Light District to ensure visitors have the most current information. Recognized as a leading source by major news outlets and academic journals, our in-depth analysis on Amsterdam’s nightlife economy has been featured in multiple publications.

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Understanding the various costs associated with visiting Amsterdam’s Red Light District can significantly enhance your travel experience, ensuring you’re well-prepared for everything the area has to offer, from entertainment to dining. To fully enjoy your trip without any financial surprises, it’s also crucial to have a good grasp of the local currency and how it translates to your own. For a comprehensive overview of Amsterdam’s currency, including tips on getting the best exchange rates and avoiding unnecessary fees, visit our detailed guide on Amsterdam Currency. This resource will help you make informed decisions, allowing you to focus on enjoying the vibrant culture and unique attractions of Amsterdam.

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

How Much Does Amsterdam Red Light District Cost?

1 | Prostitutes

Full disclosure: Two of our tour guides have visited window prostitutes. Mark, one of our tour guides even got into a relationship with a window prostitute who he fell in love with. During their visit, they paid between 50 and 60 euros to the sex worker prior to their visit.

In addition, our Dutch employees obtain the correct, latest information through direct contact with stakeholders of the Amsterdam Red Light District and local media.

So a lot of what you will learn here about visiting the girls is direct information from our local experts.

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 workers 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 | Escorts

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 red light 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.

Escorts charge higher prices for sexual services than window prostitutes. An escort costs at least 150 euros per hour in the Netherlands.

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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.

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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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3 | Sex Shows

People walking in front of Amsterdam's Moulin Rouge on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal at night

Confused about where to go for the best sex shows in Amsterdam and worried about the cost? Choosing the right spot can be tricky with so many options and varying prices. Simplify your choice with our guide to Amsterdam’s finest venues like Sex Palace Peep Show, Moulin Rouge, La Vie & Proost, Casa Rosso, Hospital Bar, and Banana Bar. Starting prices are just 2 euro for a 2 minute show at the peep show. However, we believe that Moulin Rouge – which cost 40 euro – is absolutely the best live adult show in Amsterdam. Our local guide Jasper visited the venue and attributed to this Moulin Rouge review. Enjoy a safe, exciting experience without breaking the bank.

4 | Tours

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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.

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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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5 | 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 4 seductive performances within one hour. Here you can experience one of the best indoor things to do in Amsterdam Red Light District. 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 Moulin Rouge ticket now for an unbeatable price of just 40,-. Prepare to be captivated.

Price: 40,99

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6 | Amsterdam Brothel Tour

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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,-

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7 | 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.

Price Amsterdam Audio Tour App

Red Light District Audio Tour: 5,-
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8 | Prices For Drinks

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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

9 | 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!

10 | 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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Price

5D Porn Cinema Ticket: 12,50 euro
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11 | Weed

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.

12 | 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.

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13 | 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
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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
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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*
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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.

Prices
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

14 | 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

15 | 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

16 | 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.

Prices

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

17 | 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!

18 | Sex Dating Websites In The Netherlands

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In the Netherlands there are also websites specialised in adult online dating. MySecretDate offers advertisements of people who would like to have a sex date. Scroll through the thousands of profiles and get in touch with others today. Registration is totally free!

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19 | Amsterdam Red Light District Map

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Oudezijds Achterburgwal street in De Wallen.

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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When planning your visit to Amsterdam’s Red Light District, understanding the costs is crucial for a smooth experience. Beyond the famous attractions, Amsterdam offers a wide array of activities tailored for adults. For a comprehensive guide on exciting activities, including cultural spots, nightlife, and unique experiences, check out our detailed list of things to do in Amsterdam for adults. This guide ensures you make the most of your time in this vibrant city.

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.

Join the conversation on our social media platforms or leave a comment below. We value your insights and experiences in Amsterdam and aim to create a vibrant community of informed travelers and locals

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17 Responses to 18x Red Light District Amsterdam Cost in 2024

  1. Alexander says:

    This afternoon I decided to just bite the bullet and enter one of the window, after making my interest known. I paid the 50 Euro upfront and proceeded to undress and lie down as instructed. But I noticed she stayed in her lingerie, and then she put a condom on me, before giving me oral sex. Now correct me if I assumed too much; but shouldn’t she have stripped too at the same time I did? And during the blow job, she asked me, would I like to pay extra to see her naked, to touch her, and to have sex with her in all positions. I didn’t have anymore money on me to pay near enough 150 Euro to go as far as she put it to me. And to make matters more frustrating I couldn’t even get an erection after 5 minutes of her working on my penis, so we cut short the interaction. I then got dressed and was practically pushed out the door before she then closed it really abruptly.

    • Save Europe says:

      You were really unlucky indeed. In circa 2010, I was working in Amsterdam, and visited the same Hungarian sex worker (thrice), and an Italian. Both were, in truth, too gorgeous to be working there. Bearing in mind this was 8 years ago, the price was 35 euros, and an additional 20 for taking their tops off. It is very normal for them to always start with oral, but where you got had, was that her pants should have been removed without extra charge, and that should have included intercourse. So to conclude, the 50 euros you paid should have included 1) oral start 2) pants off 3) intercourse. The extra cost should have included only – top off and touching of her breasts.

      • Hal says:

        that sucks dude. I was in amsterdamn last summer . I walked around for 3 hours looking at every girl until I found , what I thought, imo, was the most beautiful blond Swedish angel in that whole area. it was 50 for a “suck and fuck”, turn out it was for only suck , she kept her clothes on, but for 50 more she got naked and I fucked her until our time was done wich was around 25 mins. I went back to her the next day 🙂

  2. Sara Lister says:

    Thanks for this overview. Very useful!
    Could you please tell me how much people normally tip in Amsterdam?

  3. Carol Ann says:

    Tips are typically included in everything in Amsterdam (cab, Uber, restaurant dining, etc). It does seem like an extra “gratuity” is appreciated… Especially so people in the sex industry. But it’s not expected (unless they just expect you to do it because where you are from it is expected).

  4. brian says:

    Maybe it was a dude dressed as a woman.

  5. love garg says:

    i am coming amstrdam i want a beautifull lady full night sex servise please tell me price

  6. Barbara Williams1988 says:

    What a handy overview. Just bookmarked it. Will definitely use it during my next visit to Amsterdam (after the corona-crisis).

    Thanks ARLDT!

  7. Debanjan Sen says:

    Next time when I am gonna visit Netherlands, this information going to help me?

  8. Gustavo says:

    Are girls allowed to take payment on credit card there? I have read several articles saying they are not. A girl scammed me for thousands of pounds with a card reading machine.

    • Hardik says:

      I have heard there are many hook up places in Netherland or Amsterdam. Where one can hook up with a female for a night of fun without any charge to be paid to the girls. Is it true ? This info was shared by a girl, who said she hooks up with random guys just for a night for fun. I wonder if she does it without any charges. Anyone has such experience? Please share..

  9. love garg says:

    i want a girl fir sex

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  11. Jeep Diva says:

    Interesting read! I’m planning to visit Amsterdam soon and I’m curious about the prices in the Red Light District. It’s good to know that the prices have remained relatively stable despite the pandemic. Can you provide more information on the prices and what’s included in the cost?

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