While prostitution can be found all across the globe, it usually happens behind closed doors. But not in Amsterdam! Along with that, the area is known for its many live sex shows, sex shops, brothels, and strip clubs. Although the area used to be quite a notorious and unsafe area, things have changed a lot over the past decades. Besides pickpockets, the area is fairly safe to visit especially during daytime.
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Red Light District is located in the city center; you can go there on foot from the Central Station. To truly experience it, go there between 11 pm and 3 am. In the RDL you will find many restaurants, bars and coffeeshops worth visiting. Of course, that is just the tip of an iceberg. How does this specific window-shopping work?
You wil find glass windows, where you can see prostitutes. Erotic show's and lap dance etc. Cafe's to smoke weed.
Many stories circle around this district. One of them says that in the times of utmost prohibitions the ladies would write their confessions down on a piece of paper every night after their shifts ended, and slided them under the door of the church located in this very district. The priests of Oude Kerk would seal each written confession with wax and pardon their sins in the act of indulgence each morning, over and over again. The Church was against hustling, but not against the people.