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Main Red Light District (The Walletjes)

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At ‘the Walletjes-district’ you can drink, eat, gamble, smoke, shop, see a sexshow and have sex with one of the girls (or transsexuals).

In the theaters there are all kind of sexshows on stage, the best known is the famous ‘Casa Rosso’, located at the Oudezijds Achterburgwal.
There are a lot of bars at this part of ‘Adult Amsterdam’ where you drink a beer or two, or just a glass of Coke. One of the well-known bars is the ‘Old Sailor-bar’, located at the Oudezijds Achterburgwal, cornered with the Molensteeg, is a nice and friendly bar where you can meet locals and internationals. Just like ‘de Stoof’, a bar cornered at the Stoofsteeg and Oudezijds Achterburgwal. If you are in the Warmoesstraat you can drink till 04:00 h. at bar ‘Pinocchio’.
Sexshops are everywhere in this district! It´s free to walk in and look around!
Absolute Danny at the Oudezijds Achterburgwal is a SM/fetish shop.
Most of this very special and fashionable sexy-clothing is handmade by the owners.
Restaurants at the RLD are more ‘daily’like or Kebab-snackshops.

At the Famous Zeedijk, just a few steps from here, are a lot of fine restaurants. Most of them are Chinese, it’s ‘Chinatown’ overthere. But for a good international menu you’re welcome here aswell. The Zeedijk is closed for cars by evening so take a beer on a terrace or just outside when the wheater is fine. Plenty to choose from!

The BulldogAnd offcourse: The Coffeeshops.

Not only for coffee but you can smoke hashish/cannabis/wiet here. Smoking ‘pot’ is legal in Holland.
One of the best known coffeeshops is also at the Red Light District: The Bulldog (located at the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, between the alley’s Dollebegijnensteeg and Trompettersteeg.
The Trompettersteeg, by the way, is the smallest alley in the neigbourhood and filled with girls, girls, girls!

An other well known and respectable coffeeshop is at the Warmoesstraat: The Jungle (het Oerwoud).
Remember; in the coffeeshops in Amsterdam it’s legal to smoke a joint but no sigaret or a cigar!
And no alcoholallowed  too, not even a beer!
The mayor and counceling forced the coffeeshop-owners to make a decission: smoke or drink, not both.

BTW: smoking pot & alcohol doesn’t match anyway, it will make you feel sick right-away.
So: No mixing!

TIP! If someone gets sick due smoking pot or mixing:  
The bloodsugarlevel is far too low then and can do strange things with you…
Give sugar to the sick person right away!!! Drink any flavored soda like Coke, Orange, Sprite and don’t take the light/diët ones! Or just take some sugar(cubes).
A candybar like Mars, Bounty or Milkyway is also filled with sugar.

And drink a lot of water, tapwater is okay, the quality of the tapwater in the Netherlands is like Evian, Spa or other brands.
You don’t need to buy bottled water. The plastic bottles are not good for the enviroment so plz avoid these or re-use one bottle during your trip through Amsterdam. You can fill your bottle in almost every bar, restaurant or (public) toilet.

At this site there is a map of this RLD-area, you can find it under “Maps of the districts” at the menubar. 
This map can be printed  and take along with you at your visit to Amsterdam. You can also use the map to navigate over this site.

This RLD-section is arranged in the street-, canal- & alleynames, at these pages you can find several information & pictures of the street/alley/canal.

More information about this district is seperated in streets, use the menu to see end read more about them.
At the a lot of pages pictures are published in a flipbook. Click on the right-top or -bottom to see more pics. 

Enjoy your stay at my Amsterdam-infopages, it’s free!

Oude Zijds Achterburgwal