Red Light District
When the sun goes down, let’s meander around Amsterdam’s heart of night entertainment, the Red Light District – De Wallen. From prostitute in Amsterdam wearing skimpy underwear, showing off their bodies, sex shops and clubs, sex museums, theaters, to an old couple twisting their faces, pointing in shock, to a group of Chinese visitors pointing their cameras everywhere, it is not all yet. The Red Light District is more than what you might have heard of.
Prostitution is legal in Holland, and prostitutes are also taxpayers. They have their own union, a cluster of police protection, 24-hour video surveillance in the area, visitor information center, frequent check-up and professional standards, and even bodyguards employed by the prostitute themselves. It, hence, is the most well-controlled area in Amsterdam.
If curiosity is what gets you, come down at nigh and it will satisfy to your every whim. It is vibrant and pretty when all the neon light illuminates the calm and quiet canals. It is swarming with tourists. It thrives until around 3 or 4 am when the crowds die down and shops are closed.
Do not take photos of occupied windows and be aware of pickpockets