July 20th, 2024

Exploring Amsterdam’s Red Light District

By Editing Luke on June 22, 2024.

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Exploring Amsterdam’s Red Light District
Understandably, there’s a lot from Amsterdam that isn’t exactly “family friendly” or that won’t get flagged online without a little censorship, but the city’s Red Light District is undoubtedly an iconic and well-visited spot. I was keen to document the vibe of the area, but was well aware that it’s against the rules to photograph sex workers in Amsterdam, and it’s also not a theme park. Amsterdam’s Red Light District oscillates broadly between the playful and depressing around each corner. The sex museums, peep shows, erotic cartoons, and party atmosphere is exciting and fun, but I won’t pretend that some of it isn’t sad or even a bit gross – especially if your expectations have been set by movies or pop culture. Amsterdam’s Red Light District is a fascinating place though. Don’t be afraid to visit it. Just be respectful. 

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