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Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
"Once you meet your private guide at a designated meeting point you will head off to explore some of the little-known secrets of this city: the quaint quiet corners; tranquil tree-lined plazas and private courtyards. Your guide will also share priceless tips helpful advice and cultural insights bringing an insider´s expertise to your visit to Amsterdam.On the tour you will see: the Dam Square Wester & Old Church & Hidden Churches
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Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local
"Meet your private guide near Amsterdam Centraal Station at a time convenient to you. Then hop onto your bike and head into the city to begin your cycling tour. Widely considered among Europe’s most cycle-friendly cities Amsterdam is a wonderful place to explore by bike!Pedal along seemingly endless cycle lanes through diverse districts such as Chinatown the Jewish District Jordaan and Nieuwmarkt and admire the striking architecture for which the city is famous.During your tour take in popular landmarks including the Houten Huys — the oldest house in Amsterdam — the Nationale Opera & Ballet and the 17th-century Trippenhuis
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Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local
"Enjoy Amsterdam to its fullest during your private highlights tour with a twist. Your local guide will amaze you with all the hidden gems of this city; they’re just around the corner of all the must-visits. But they are kept away from the touristy crowds with a reason.  Wander past all famous monuments while you get to know all historical facts and unique local insights about them. And of course we’ve also taken care of your appetite by including a Dam Square and the previously mentioned famous Flowermarket. But what’s best about this tour is those unique places they take you to. A beautiful hidden chapel  one of the best sandwich you’ll ever have and an gigantic statue near Rembrandts house that most people don’t know of. This is the plan:Meeting Point: BeurspleinStop 1:Walk around the famous Dam SquareStop 2:Visit a bea""Visit Amsterdam’s beautiful highlights during your private tour of the city while discovering hidden local spots along the way with your local guide! Get to know the history and stories of the city like a local.   title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+3-hour+walking+tour+of+Amsterdam&2=Learn+the+fascinating+history+behind+the+city%27s+famous+landmarks&3=Stroll+through+the+beautiful+Flower+Market&4=Visit+a+hidden+medieval+chapel+in+the+Begijnhof&5=Savor+a+favorite+local+sna
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Red Light District Tips (9)


I am not sure what I am supposed to comment! This is a topic with room for debate. I will therefore look at it from a tourist perspective. Generally as a tourist, we look for something different to where we live. For that reason, walking through this district was rather interesting. I also learnt much from the walking tour.

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Dec 25, 2014

Moulin Rogue

Take a walk to the infamous Red Light District in Amsterdam anytime of the day and you'll be surprised how well their sex industry is thriving there! Watch pretty/unpretty, tall/short, plump/slim and hot/not-so-hot women of all ages (legal that is!) parade their stuffs in windows that flank the Red Light District. See how they flirt with the passer-bys and you'll understand how this sex trade works in Holland!

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Sep 17, 2004

Old taxcollectors office

On our way to the redlight district we pass the old taxcollectors office, a beautifull building, it is built in 1638 by Jacobus van Campen. The merchants who docked their boats here had to pay taxes on beer, tabacco, wine and grain.
On the facade we see two shields. The left one is historical not correct it is a koggeship with a french flags in front. The right shield has the flag with the three crosses of Amsterdam and is topped with an emperorscrown. A city flag may never have an emperorscrown in the heraldry.
But it is nice to look at....

Address: Oude brugsteeg

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Mar 17, 2004

Smallest Alley in Amsterdam?

This is one person wide so one person at a time please.

Sorry, don't remember the name of the straat (if it has one) but I believe it is between Zijds Voorburgwal and Warmoesstraat in the Red Light District.

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Jul 28, 2003
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RED LIGHT DISTRICT: Prostitution is regulated here & licensed brothels surrounding the Oude Kirk with street houses displaying their wares behind plate-glass windows. You can drive past the 17th century homes & observe the storefronts where women half-naked are watching TV, reading books & darning socks while waiting for customers to come along. I was told these ladies even pay taxes & have regular medical check-ups & health coverage provided by the state!

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Sep 12, 2002

Take a peek at the city's...

Take a peek at the city's infamous Red Light District. Amsterdam is definitely THE undisputed SEX capital of Europe (like what Bangkok is in Asia). Did you know that the hoertjes (hookers) here are completely LEGAL? You'd find them behind the windows scantily clad.... reading, sewing, staring back at you(!) etc. whilst waiting for customers. And believe me, you'd know when they are bussssy with a customer. :-) The curtains will be shut! I don't mean to sound rude or what, but some of these ladies are really quite unattractive (by human standards) and some are as old as your grandmother.... DON'T even try taking a candid photo of them.... You'd land yourself in HOT soup (read: pimps will go running after you). I have NEVER seen this many MEN looking soooo eager before in my life either (read: eyes twinkling... salivating... the works!).

Ladies, DON'T come here unescorted. Believe me, you wouldn't want to be mistaken as one of these 'ladies of the night'. Ahem! Make sure your boyfriend/ the guy you're with have his arms around your shoulders - ya know... in a protective manner. :-)) If he isn't doing it, TELL HIM SO!

Photo Below: My friend and his brother (those brave guys!) standing right in the middle of the Red Light District here in Amsterdam. Er... what were you guys doing there, pray tell? :-)

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Sep 12, 2002

The Red Light District. ...

The Red Light District. Whatever you do don’t take pictures of the “working women” behind the glass. I had read about this before but I sister hadn’t so she did! The women in orange grabbed for the door, ran out of her room, yelled “maricon” and a couple other things I couldn’t understand then threw a full can of Hienikin at my sister. Luckily it didn’t hit anyone (but landed too close to my legs for comfort).

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Sep 08, 2002


..I searched all around for those red lights everyone was talking about.They are in the upper left corner of the picture..see??...some pretty girl with a cute tatoo sitting in a storefront was more than happy to point them out to me.Thats my story..and Im sticking to it.

Youll notice all the guys in the picture seem to be looking to the right..thats because the girl had a habit of sitting in the windowfront in her underwear.
Hmmm..doesnt she realise if she does that, people will stare????....LOL

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Aug 24, 2002

Top 5 Amsterdam Writers

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"God made the Dutch, but the Dutch made Holland"
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"Amsterdam - I love it!"
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"Amsterdam, is it real?"
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"Amsterdam, where the Dutch money is spend"
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The red light district in...

The red light district in Amsterdam, is world's famous and it has been around for quite a long time.

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Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near Amsterdam

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De Krijtberg

Officially dedicated to St Francis Xavier, De Krijtberg is another Catholic church in Amsterdam. The actual elegant Neogothic edifice was constructed in 1883 by the architect Alfred Tepe. The church's...
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Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

New Year's is certainly not the season to visit a flower market, so Bloemenmarkt was not super exciting when I was there in late December 2014. There were definitely flowers being sold along with...
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Begijnhof - The Wooden House

The Begijnhof - Beguinage in Amsterdam is certainly a pleasant and quiet part of the old city but as a beguinage I felt surprised by the architectural heterogeneity of this ensemble! Maybe I am too...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. The museum is housed in a nice classical building formerly from the Nederlandsche Bank. Allard Pierson was a...
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Bijbels Museum

Biblical Museum. Located on Herengracht in a group of stately mansions called the Cromhouthuizen. I was impressed by their collection of Bibles, and the model of the Temple Mount. "Archaeological...
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If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact,...
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