Although the area of Amsterdam Red light district may look dodgy, it is certainly not any dangerous place to stay. It is actually quite safe and well controlled part of the city, Amsterdams heart of night entertainment.
Is it safe to walk through Red Light District?
In most places, areas that sell sex/prostitution can be quite dodgy/dangerous. However, the Red Light District is in some way safe and alright. You will see many tourists, young/old couples, groups of students and even families walking around the Red Light District even late at night.
Is Red Light District Bad?
They mainly focus on pickpockets and street dealers. The Red Light District is safe, but just like other cities, there are also bad people out there.
Why cant you take pictures in the Red Light District?
We cannot stress this unspoken rule enough, but it is definitely not a good idea to take pictures or videos of the prostitutes in the Red Light District. Not only is it completely disrespectful to take pictures or videos of someone without their consent, its also a violation of privacy.
Does the red light district still exist?
The city shut down guided tours in the red-light-district area in early 2020. Tourism has made the area “no longer an intimate district,” Halsema told the Guardian in 2019.