Amsterdam Explorers Red Light tour

Starting at Dam Square, our own native Amsterdam guide will take us on a 2-hour walk through the heart of Amsterdam: the Red Light District, Chinatown and the Jewish Quarter.

Hearing stories from the city's rich history, you'll get a deep understanding of that special vibe of Amsterdam: the openness and directness of its sailors and prostitutes, the tolerance of religion and drugs, the cultural mix on the streets and on restaurant's menus as a result of centuries of immigration; the spirit of free trade, the traces of slavery and Holland's colonial past, the trauma of the Holocaust and the no-nonsense style in Dutch life, art and architecture.

Join the Amsterdam Explorers Red Light tour to get a better understanding of all things 'typically Dutch' and to get to know the Red Light District from a completely different perspective!

This tour is a great way to meet new people. Not only that, you will also become a tour guide to your own friends and family when they next visit.

Afterwards, we'll have drinks at Café De Jaren.

Hope to see you there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Really nicely done tour through a historically interesting area of Amsterdam.

    August 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Friendly people, and a knowledgeable tour guide. Made for a fun evening.

    August 12, 2012

  • Sarah

    informative and friendly - everyone seemed lovely, and I look forward to meeting again in future.

    August 11, 2012

  • Arnab S.

    This was my first tour in Amsterdam. The people were nice and friendly and so was the tour guide. From now onwards i will have a very different perspective of the red light area and the history behind it.

    August 11, 2012

  • Matthew

    An interesting and informative tour of the old parts of Amsterdam, Tanja is an excellent guide, revealing the history behind the buildings and the city.

    August 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Right here with you. How 'bout we wait by the lion next to the monument on the north side?

    August 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    How to find you guys? I'm by the monument but not sure who I'm looking for. :)

    August 10, 2012

  • Melanie

    Sorry for the confusion wanted to get on message board. Could you perhaps repeat this at the end of the month as won't be in the city till then and sounds very interesting.

    August 7, 2012

  • Tanja

    In the email I sent about the tour, I stated the tour starts at 8 pm, 21.00 Dutch hours. Of course, this should be 20.00 hours!

    Pardon, my mistake!

    August 6, 2012

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