Shopping the Red Light District of Amsterdam
For five centuries the Red Light District of Amsterdam has been servicing the personal needs and desires of locals and visitors. The area has been transformed with classic restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, music of every type.
Yes, the narrow alleyways are still adorned with large picture windows, and filled with long streams of men eyeing women of every type.
Hookers are completely legal and regulated by the government. They have medical care, and a union that lobbies the government.
One of the most famous bars in Amsterdam *The Bananenbar is famous
for the girls performing all kinds of incredible erotic tricks.
The Banana plays a special part.
The Dutch have a tolerant attitude towards prostitution, soft drugs and pornography. They see these things as natural human vices, and have a reluctance to criminalize them.
The *Amsterdam Red Light District simply oozes charm and one cannot help but admire the old buildings that lean at odd-angles, and the tree-enshrouded canals.
The *Albert Cuyp market for example began trading in 1904, and now has over 300 stalls lining both sides of the Albert Cuyp street.
Not to be missed for fashion *9 Streets, one of the city's most delightful shopping areas. The Red Light District is also famous for its *Chinatown, and a great supermarket. This *Amsterdam Sights Website, is also a great look.
Also check out *Amsterdam XXX.
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Americans have discovered Amsterdam in ever increasing numbers this site being an example *48 hours Amsterdam.
An excellent source for English speaking people is *Expatica for Dutch news in English.