Posted on: April 14, 2020
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Paying too much is never fun, especially not abroad. Paying too much can ruin your trip to Amsterdam. Avoid that! This list offers the solution! It contains a free and useful overview of all Amsterdam Red Light District prices. Prices of drinks, food, cannabis, shows, public transport, sex workers, museums, you name it.
Use this overview and avoid paying too much.
(Last updated: 22 June 2021.)
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 worker (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. 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 three 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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Learn about Dutch culture, Amsterdam and the Red Light District during our super interesting walking tours with a local guide. 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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|Red Light District Tour + Amsterdam 5D Cinema||€ 37,50|
|Red Light District Tour||€ 49,50|
Amsterdam’s most famous sex show. This is the real thing. It offers erotic shows. Performers, strippers and also couples having sex on stage. Get to see 8 different acts within 80 minutes.
Casa Rosso has been part of Amsterdam’s Red Light District for over 50 years now and is located right in the heart of it. You can’t miss it due to the massive pink lit elephant on its facade. Besides couple sex shows you can also expect strip teases, banana shows and some voluntary audience participation.
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.
During this super interesting tour you’ll learn everything about legal and illegal drugs in the Netherlands. Our local guides will teach you everything about the tolerant drug policy in our country and share the history of drugs in Amsterdam. All popular drugs will be discussed. Think off cannabis, XTC, cocaine, magic truffles, speed, laughing gas but also Holland’s most popular drug: alcohol.
This tour will not blow your nose but it will blow your mind, as there’s so much interesting stuff to learn about drugs (in the Netherlands).
Did you know that Amsterdam used to have its own legal cocaine factory? Did you know addiction-care is free in the Netherlands? And, did you know that criminals grow all the cannabis for the coffeeshops in Amsterdam?
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.
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.
The Amsterdam Audio Tours app gives you the option to start, pause or finish whenever you like. Experience the audio tour in Amsterdam or at home as a podcast.
Want to learn more about Amsterdam besides the Red Light District? Join our brand new Amsterdam history tour. During this tour you’ll pass by the best landmarks in the city centre and learn about Dutch culture and Amsterdam between the 14th & 21th century. We guarantee the same quality tour and tour guides as with our highly rated Red Light District tours.
|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|
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|
|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!
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.
|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.|
The price for renting a hotel room or Airbnb apartment in Amsterdam varies greatly depending on your wishes and requirements.
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 € 85,- euro per night. The average price for an apartment in Amsterdam Red Light District via Airbnb ranges between 85 euros and 180 euros.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||€ 6,00|
|Children ages 0 till 4||Free|
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!
|All ages||€ 10,50|
This unique museum was founded in 1985 by one of the most important figures in the Dutch cannabis industry: Ben Dronkers. The Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum is located on one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam and it describes the past, present & future of the cannabis plant – which is very 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.
|All ages||€ 9,00*|
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||Free|
For more details visit the website of the Salvation Army Museum.
|All ages||€ 6,50|
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.
|All ages||€ 10,00|
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|
The 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.
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!SHOW THE MAP >