You all have seen the shiny part of Amsterdam, nice weather, beautiful scenery, cool buildings. They all are just matching the capital city of Holland. However, do you know about the dark side of Amsterdam? Hehehe... I am going to bring you there and expose you to the city of freedom.
If you are not aware of it, Marijuana (Weeds) is legal in Holland.. so as prostitution. Every weekend, youngsters from other European countries came down to Amsterdam for some excitements and entertainments which they will never get in their countries. For me I believe if everything is under control then everything is safe. Amsterdam is one of the most peaceful place that I known. You won't see people fighting outside the bars, no youngster making joke of Asian people.. it is not what I thought before - everything is just ... relax!
Coffeeshop in Amsterdam is not the actual cafe to drink afternoon tea. This is the place to sell weeds and special cake. Customers are only allowed to smoke weeds inside. Coffeeshop is everywhere in Red light district.
So here we are! This area is not far from city centre and obviously it is the main attraction point for tourist - Red Light District. Those prostitutes was standing at the back of the neon light room "Red Room" and waiting for business.
Live sex show? Peep show? Erm... you have can it all in red light district.
Look at this, attractive neon light and manager is standing outside to invite tourist for the show. It will cost you like 12-15 Euro.
Peep show, it is like a room with small hole for you to peep the lady inside the room.. satisfying your lust.. legally ;)
Look at the amount of people passing by in the evening. Most of them are tourists.
You can get some "tools" here if you want something "special" with your partner.
It is getting darker and darker, but the life in red light district is just about to start. Night is still young...
Another Coffeeshop with nice decoration. However inside got no coffee... lol
A prostitute standing behind the glass door. Just for your info, it is illegal to take their photo...
These red rooms are all business area for prostitutes. Business is quite good on Saturday night.
This room is covered with curtain.. meaning they have some businesses inside :)
For your info, different colour of light indicates different type of services. Red is normal, Blue is transsexual.. so check carefully before you get embarrassed.. lol!
It is worth to visit the Red Light District, you can call Amsterdam the city of freedom, city of sin, or paradise.. it is up to you. Well worth to see such an area with so much of things that we will not accept however everything is under great control.
For your last info - Holland government is slowly shutting down the red light district.. so if you want to visit, make it earlier!