Posted on: July 14, 2016
Some while ago we toured around in the old city centre and we spotted Pokemon in the Red Light District of Amsterdam! Matt – our local guide – found out there are some PokeStops (things where you can find Pokemon items) at an infamous erotic theater. This place is 47 years old and really part of the Red Light District – it offers sex on stage only inside of course. And this is not the only… The Red Light District is packed with Pokestops.
Matt also noticed that there are 2 gyms (places where users can battle against each other to win Pokemons) in and around the Red Light District. One is at the oldest building of Amsterdam – a highlight during our tours – located in the heart of the Red Light District.
The other one is located on Dam Square – our meeting point location – where you’ll see many Pokemon Trainers catching new Pokemons. The other one is located in front of a 47-year old sex theatre (pink elephant logo). The spot of this Pokemon in the Red Light District is surrounded by window brothels, prostitutes, sex stores, bars and a strip club.
The prostitutes in the Red Light District don’t want to be photographed – it’s advised to use your mobile phone only here accompanied by a local experts. The ladies in the windows can get very angry when they think they are photographed. In the Red Light District it’s considered very impolite and disrespectful when someone takes pictures of sex workers.
The narrow streets in Amsterdam’s Red Light District make it difficult to use a smart phone without a prostitute thinking she is being photographed. It has happened before that cameras and mobile phones were smashed on the street or into the canal by the sex workers. Pokemon users need to very careful here!
When our local expert Matt was walking in the Red Light District he noticed that there are a lot of Water-Type Pokemon. This is probably because of all the canals that the Red Light District has. All the PokeStops in the Red Light District are often sights we visit during our Red Light District Tours.
This place of this Pokemon in the Red Light District can be recognized by the elephant logo. But it must be said that it can be quite challenging to find the right location as there several elephant logos in this area.
Furthermore, the PokeStops are located next to one of the canals in Amsterdam. Pokemon fans are advised to be careful not to walk into the canal, because there are no railings next to these canals. Also, the water is quite dirty and cold – one can quickly be undercooled resulting in hypothermia.
The erotic theatre is one the highlights of our tours – our local guides can show where it is located. Also they know when and where it’s okay to take pictures. Click on the button below if you’d like to be guided around in the famous Red Light District by one of our local experts.