Being a Dutch crime reporter (Dutch/English/German speaking), I will give you the insights of the famous red light district: the backgrounds of the coffeeshops and legalisation of prostitution, but also how it is connected to organized crime in Amsterdam. Is smoking a joint really legal in Holland? Why do sex workers pay taxes in the Netherlands?
Our 'trip' will start of in front of the NH Hotel Barbizon Palace (opposite to Central Station, see map), and will take us deep into the so called 'Wallen'-area, which is also the oldest and most beautiful part of the city. You will see the friendly freaks, the prostitutes behind their windows - in the small ally's - and cannabis plants being grown. I will take you to the most criminal street of Amsterdam. You will get to know more on the most legendary crimes in the area. I will tell you about the Heineken-kidnap, and how it is connected to this neighborhood.
• Red light district walk through
• Crime scenes
• Coffeeshops and cannabis paraphernalia store
• Most criminal street of Amsterdam
• 'Brown' and cozy cafe once owned by former godfather of red light district
Meet me right in front of Barbizon Palace NH Hotel, Prins Hendrikkade 59, Amsterdam. Opposite to central station.
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