De Wallen

Amsterdam

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De Wallen

Every visitor is aware of the existence of Amsterdam's red light district, locally referred to as De Wallen. Some head there straightaway while others prefer to walk around it — the choice is yours. The truth is, you will likely end up wandering through the area simply because of its location right in the city centre. The best way to get acquainted with the city's most notorious neighbourhood and discover its stories and secrets is by joining a walking tour. Follow your guide through winding cobblestone streets and narrow alleys as you learn the history behind Amsterdam's infamous adult destination. See, along the way, oddities like the world's first condom shop, the Museum of Prostitution as well as little-known sculptures, and sex theatres.

Do & See

Scenic canals, cozy bars and cafes combine with architectural masterpieces to make Amsterdam one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Take an unforgettable journey through this charming Dutch capital. The Rijksmuseum houses countless works of art, the Van Gogh Museum features 600 pieces by the famous artist, and the Anne Frank House gives you an insight into life in the Second World War. Each has its own unique story, but they all show how magnificent Amsterdam can be. Here are some of the most exciting things you can do and see in Amsterdam: