Randy Roy has found her calling in life: exposing tourists to the world’s oldest profession in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. She will take you physically (and morally) down the main streets and back alleyways of this (in)famous neighborhood. She will point out which areas cater to which preference, explain the Dutch laws governing this legal trade, give you instructions should you want first-hand experience, and provide a little bit of history on the area.
Randy is actually Kimberly, a Madison (Wisconsin Shout Out!) native who has spent the last quarter century in Amsterdam. She is friendly and funny and good at her job, and the tour is a hoot.
Tour meets in front of the Victoria hotel across from Centraal Station at 8pm. No reservations necessary. Cost is 12.50 euro and this gets you 75 minutes basking in the soft glow of red neon lights and drink at a bar at the end.
This is worth doing because visiting the Red Light District on your own can feel a little creepy. Going on a guided tour somehow legitimizes your ogling. Just no pictures, please.