(This article was last updated on the 14th of January, 2019.)
To make your traveling life a little easier we’ve decided to make a handy overview of all the Red Light District prices for 2019 that you’d want to know about before visiting! 🙂
The prostitutes standing in Amsterdam’s window brothels typically have a starting price of approximately 50 euros for fifteen to twenty minutes of sex. They only do it with a condom. Red Light District prices can be negotiated at the door but be aware of the fact that starting off with a low price offer is disrespectful.
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 fifteen to twenty minutes is maintained.
Learn more about Dutch culture, Amsterdam and the famous “Wallen” area (as all locals call it) 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. We are proud to share that our company has been in the media a lot! Fox News & Yahoo listed us as 1 of the wackiest tours in the world. The Telegraph joined our Red Light District tour with the Fokkens twins who worked as prostitutes for 50 years and titled it “Meet the Fokkens: the Dutch sex workers turned tour guides”. Lonely Planet said about our tours: “Feel like being on a fun night out with a friend with good knowledge about his own backyard, rather than on a scripted tour.”
|Regular Red Light District Tour||€ 17,50 per person|
|Exclusive Red Light District Tour||€ 30,00 per person|
|Private Red Light District Tour||€ 40,00 per person|
Don’t feel like joining a guided tour group? 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 area using the GPS on your smartphone.
The guide will introduce you to 22 local and international experts who tell you everything you need to know about Amsterdam’s Red Light District. The app gives you the option to start, pause or finish whenever you like. For more information and download options go here.
|Red Light District Audio Tour App||€ 4,99 per download|
|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|
|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|
|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||€ 4,00 – 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.
We’ve already made a selection for you of the best hotels for every budget, you can check them out here. Prices for a 2 person bedroom in a quality hotel start from around € 85,- euro per night. The average price for an apartment in the Red Light District via Airbnb ranges between 80 euros and 180 euros.
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, you can find out more info about that project here. 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! During our tours we will pass by this museum.
The front side of Red Light Secrets – Amsterdam’s Museum of Prostitution.
|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*|
*Children 13 years and younger get free entrance if they are accompanied by an adult.
|Adults ages 16 – 64||€ 10,00|
|Children ages 4 till 15||€ 5,00|
|Seniors ages 65+||€ 5,00|
Please note that this museum is only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am till 16:00 pm. For more info on the Salvation Army Museum, check out their website here.
Henny Tinga – one of the leaders of Amsterdam’s Salvation Army – next to the statue of Majoor Bosshardt in the Red Light District. We did a short interview with her about the Red Light District which can be read here.
|Children ages 0 till 12||Free|
|All ages||€ 6,50|
The Old Church is the oldest church in Amsterdam and stands in the heart of the Red Light District. We will tell you all about it during our tours or you can find out more here. 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! Find out more about it here or during our tour! Open on Tuesday from 12:00 am toll 17:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00 am till 17:00 pm.
|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 will cost you € 2,90 and is valid for one hour. The Nieuwmarkt is located right next to the Red Light District and is one of the highlights during our tours. We can give you more insiders tips for your stay in Amsterdam during our walking tours.
What better way to make your trip to Amsterdam even more exiting and unforgettable than doing a bungee jump!? You’ll make your jump from a 50 meter high crane located in Amsterdam North’s former shipyard, across the IJ river. Experience the beautiful view and the rush of a 50 meter free fall for just € 87,50. If you’d like to jump you can find more information and make your reservation here.
We made a new Red Light District map containing all window brothels and great restaurants, bars, cannabis shops & erotic places. It’s really useful!
Would you like to learn more about the unique Dutch culture, legal prostitution and Amsterdam’s famous “Wallen” area? Join our walking tours, see the best highlights and learn everything from a local guide. It’s super interesting! Every night at 7 & 9 pm.