Amsterdam is a wonderful city to visit. From canals to museums, there is something for everyone.
There are many museums for those interested in art and culture, such as the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. For those interested in history, there is the Anne Frank House and the Amsterdam Historical Museum. And for those looking for a day out with the family, don't forget the zoo and aquarium!
And for those looking for something more impressive, surprising and exciting, the Red Light District of the Dutch city.
To make sure you don't miss a single detail of this neighbourhood, there's nothing better than the professional and specialised guidance of the Amsterdam Red Light District Free Tours that we offer here at GuruWalk.
The Dutch view on prostitution is that it should be legalised and regulated to the extent that there should be no exploitation of women or children. The main objective is to protect women and children from exploitation by pimps, clients and other parties. This would also reduce the number of people forced into prostitution.
An example of this social opinion about prostitution is the Red Light District in Amsterdam, a district where you can walk through the main streets and look in the windows of brothels where prostitutes are the main attraction, visit sex shops or attend shows in BDSM venues, for example.
Another big attraction in this district or in the nearby Wallen district are the coffee shops.
Coffee shops with a "special" offer in which the consumption of soft drugs such as Cannabis is allowed.
The Dutch population is considerably more positive about soft drugs than other Europeans. A 2018 survey found that the Netherlands had the highest approval rate for soft drugs among 15 European countries. It was followed by the Czech Republic and Poland, which scored 43% and 42% respectively.
And this reality is palpable in the aforementioned Coffee Shops, where you can accompany your coffee with a cannabis brownie.