It was interesting to see however at some points I feared for my safety. Definitely would go again though! Should be seen just to ease human curiosity, but not somewhere I would want to go again. I found it very odd and the concept bizarre!!! Our hotel was literally right at the edge of the Red Light District, about 5 minutes walk from Central Station, i didn't realise this when i booked it! But it turned out to be an ideal location for us, this place is buzzing at night!
Tourists in Amsterdam red light district ordered to turn their BACKS on sex workers in windows
Red Light District Amsterdam - The Ultimate Guide - Mr. Amsterdam
Strict new rules come into effect in April to stop tourists gawping at the naked and scantily-clad prostitutes. Tourists in Amsterdam's infamous red light district will have to turn their backs on the sex workers in windows, according to strict new rules. Holiday makers visiting the notorious stag-do hotspot are being told to stop ogling the naked and scantily-clad prostitutes in the red light district. Tour guides will have to ensure that visitors have their backs to the women who pose in full-length windows in brothels. The strict new rules, which come into effect in April, have been put in place by city authorities to crack down on the number of gawping tourists swarming the area. Shouting, alcohol and drug use are also forbidden on the tours and visitors will no longer be allowed to take pictures. Tour operators are also being ordered to tell sightseers to show 'respect' to sex workers and residents of the red light district.
Drank in the old sailor and a couple of other pubs in this area, I went with my husband and two other couples, it's a real eye opener lol. I'm not sure what I expected but I'm positive it's not what I saw. We had a good time but didn't stay long. The crowds are overbearing and there were not very many girls in the windows.
Not only is the area full of culture, but it looks really cool! That being said, you still have to follow the unspoken rules of the red-light district or run the risk of getting hosed by the people who make a living there. Keep reading to find out how to make it through the red-light district without being any bad encounters with the professionals here. That's the worst kind of person to be in the red light district. If you stand and stare at the people in the windows, everyone will be annoyed by your presence.