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De Wallen

It’s unlikely there’s any red light district more extravagant than Amsterdam’s world-famous De Wallen district. Only here will one see scantily-clad escorts dancing from behind glass-fronted cabins trying to solicit clients. Located in the heart of the Dutch capital’s Oude Zijde, or Old Side, this electric tourist location is intersected by many of Amsterdam’s most scenic canals. Don’t let De Wallen’s reputation as a gateway to vices fool you. This world-renowned holiday hotspot offers travellers an enriching array of museums and historic townhouses, as well as bars, boutiques, cafes, and eateries that keep all manner of holidaymakers coming back year after year.

  • Attend the quaint 180-seat Theatre Casa Rosso to see a live erotic show performed by some of the city’s most exciting international artists.
  • Explore the hilarity of the “Rood” (the Dutch word for “red”) boutique, where everything on sale is red, and bring back a souvenir that’s unmistakable.
  • Visit the 13th century relic known as Oude Kerk, the oldest church in Amsterdam with over 10,000 distinguished Dutch citizens buried beneath its stone floors.

Amsterdam’s De Wallen district is easily accessible from all parts of the city. De Wallen is located in Amsterdam’s city centre, which is only a few kilometres from Schiphol International Airport. Direct trains run every ten minutes from the airport to the city’s Central Station, lying within a short walking distance to De Wallen. Amsterdam’s tram system is also famously efficient for taking travellers all over the city until it closes at midnight. Additionally, city buses are available to transport visitors from outlying suburbs to the red light district, along with night buses travelling from midnight to 7 AM. Taxi and car rental services are available at both the airport and Central Station.

Hotels in Red Light District

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From US$212

1 Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

5 stars
4.6 / 5 41 reviews

Prins Hendrikkade 108 Map

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With a 5 star rating, the Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam combines rich tradition with contemporary hospitality and amenities to appease even the most discerning guests. A visit to the nearby Royal... More

Receptionist goes extra mile !
Arrived at lovely hotel in bit of a state due to theft of our Passports a short time before. The girl on reception was a 'star' and within a very short while had booked us into the British...
11 Sep 2015
From US$166

2 NH Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

5 stars
4.5 / 5 27 reviews

Dam 9 Map

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Offering luxurious spaces, up-to-date amenities and spacious conference facilities set in the heart of Amsterdam in Dam Square, NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam makes for an ideal retreat for... More

Brilliant Accommodation
Had 4 brilliant nights at this hotel. Absolutely fantastic staff and quality room.
18 Jul 2015
From US$136

3 Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

4 stars
4.0 / 5 15 reviews

Nieuwezijds Kolk 19 Map

Stylish and sophisticated, Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre makes for an ideal starting point for exploring the wonders of beautiful Amsterdam. This chic hotel offers easy access to the Church of St... More

Great Location
This hotel is very central and near the train station and many restaurants. It was quite modern in the room and customer service was great. We would stay here again.
28 Aug 2015
From US$175

4 De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

4 stars
4.6 / 5 17 reviews

Damrak 93-94 Map

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Only 50 metres from the Royal Palace and the New Church, and a quick walk to Amsterdam Central Station, the Hotel Amsterdam de Roode Leeuw is ideally located in the heart of the city. 4 star... More

Perfect Location
Perfect Location! Very nice hotel,very clean and comfortable.Staff very friendly and happy to help. The best Hotel we ever stayed in Amsterdam.
6 Jan 2015
From US$129

5 Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

4 stars
4.1 / 5 35 reviews

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176 Map

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With unbeatable location in the heart of picturesque Amsterdam, the Hotel Die Port Van Cleve features rich tradition and friendly service. You can easily walk or take a tram to the Anne Frank House... More

Perfect for City Breaks
Fantastic location, within walking distance of Main Terminal, buses, trams and canal boats. Hotel steeped in history, facilities very comfortable, don't leave anything on the bed or it won't be...
22 Sep 2015
From US$107

6 Hotel The Exchange Amsterdam

3 stars
4.0 / 5 9 reviews

Damrak 49-51 Map

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Hotel The Exchange Amsterdam offers a quirky, stylish and comfortable haven for holidaymakers and business travellers looking to explore the vibrant capital of the Netherlands. This quaint... More

Very Good
Hotel was fine, themed rooms and very clean, all staff very friendly and helpfull. The hotel was ideally placed.
5 Jun 2015
From US$143

7 Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

4 stars
4.3 / 5 9 reviews

Vijzelstraat 49 Map

A design hotel that leaves no detail spared, the 4 star Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre is a tasteful choice decorated by the influential Maureen Mak van Waay, and is right in the vibrancy of... More

Very good for short stay
Heart of Amsterdam, room is clean everything in hand perfect for short stays, with Nespresso machine in the room :)
28 Nov 2013
From US$146

8 Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

4 stars
4.4 / 5 14 reviews

Leidsekade 97 Map

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The Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American dates back to 1900 and is officially listed as a monument. The property features an elegant decor and a warm hospitality and welcomes you for an... More

Great value, location and service
Beautifully maintained historical hotel in the very popular part of Amsterdam. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful and a pleasure to talk to. The bar is a spectacular example of old Europe...
7 Sep 2015
From US$99

9 Cordial Hotel Dam Square Amsterdam

3 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Rokin 62-64 Map

Offering contemporary accommodations strategically located right in the heart of the capital of Netherlands, Cordial Hotel Dam Square Amsterdam makes for an ideal starting point for discovering the... More

Great location, solid hotel
Hassle free hotel, well located, friendly staff. What it lacks in amenities it more than makes up in cleanliness, friendliness and location.
7 Jul 2015
From US$165

10 Swissotel Amsterdam

4 stars
3.8 / 5 8 reviews

Damrak 96 Map

Offering an utmost comfort, convenience and quality service, Swissotel Amsterdam makes you to feel at home. GeneralSwissotel Amsterdam also offers well-appointed meeting rooms that cater to your... More

Just stayed at the swissotel for 2 nights I was so going to give it 5 stars but was ruined on checkout , the good stuff , 10 min stroll from Central station , perfect location next to dam square ,...
16 Jan 2015
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