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Red Light District apartments

Red Light District (The Wallen) apartments in Amsterdam

Animated, colourful and sometimes downright raucous, Amsterdam’s notorious Red Light District is the place to be for sheer hedonism, perfectly suited to travellers seeking a base directly in the heart of the action. We offer many Red Light District apartments, conveniently situated within minutes of the city’s Central Station and in close proximity to the old harbour and the central core of Dam Square. This vibrant neighbourhood is surprisingly safe and is actually the most historical quarter in the capital, boasting an incredible collection of medieval architecture. Comprising of an intricate network of narrow passageways, cobbled avenues, broad canals and illuminated bridges, the Red Light District is much more attractive than one would expect and frequented by an eclectic population of families with children, grandparents and of course, swarms of fascinated tourists.

The Red Light District, or De Wallen as it is locally known, has existed since the 14th century and began to flourish particularly during the city’s Golden Age as Amsterdam became the world’s principal trading market, attracting merchants from across the globe. In the year 2000, the Netherlands publicly legalised prostitution in a valiant attempt to protect the workers, although recent findings have prompted the government to reduce the number of windows within the area, replacing the ladies with displays of art and fashion.

Red Light District highlights

Simply bursting with an array of jovial establishments, the Red Light District is the ideal setting for an evening of merriment, offering a multitude of bars, cafes and coffee shops to suit every particular desire. The neighbourhood borders the extensive Chinatown, which boasts some of the best Asian restaurants in the capital and the largest Buddhist temple in Europe. Indeed, eateries are in abundance here too although they are not always clearly visible and take a spot of investigation to unearth the hidden gems. For example, one of the finest restaurants in Amsterdam is secreted down a slim, graffiti covered alleyway, which leads to an oasis of calm, luxury and delectable cuisine at Blauw aan de Wal.

The superlative method of discovering the true delights of this effervescent district is through a guided walking tour, packed with intriguing anecdotes and interesting facts, by far the most rewarding approach to exploring De Wallen’s rich history. In the core of the neighbourhood stands the beloved Old Church, the oldest parish church in the capital, which dates back to the beginning of the 14th century. This exceptionally beautiful piece of architecture now operates as a prime centre for religious and cultural activity and annually hosts the prestigious World Press Photo Exhibition. Another historical focal point worth visiting is Nieuwmarkt, a lively square dominated by the prominent De Waag, constructed in 1488 and currently housing a delightfully luminous restaurant. Exuding a cheerful atmosphere, enjoying an excellent nightlife scene and numerous cultural attractions, the Red Light District offers a great deal more than initially meets the eye.

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Below you find our most popular Red Light District apartments and a link to all apartments in the Red Light District.

Most popular Red Light District apartments

Apart studio Amsterdam

Price per night from € 85

If you’re a couple looking for some truly out-of-the-ordinary place to stay in Amsterdam, then this exciting apartment might be exactly the thing.
Captain Canal House 2

Price per night from € 176

A highly sophisticated and well-designed apartment with three en-suite bedrooms suitable for six people and set in central Amsterdam close to top city attractions and central station.
Zandstraat Nieuwmarkt-Waag B Apartment Amsterdam

Price per night from € 168

Make it a memorable short stay in this centrally located and fashionably furnished Amsterdam apartment where up to six people can stay.
Zandstraat Nieuwmarkt-Waag C Apartment Amsterdam

Price per night from € 140

Great for four this modern two bedroom apartment is situated in the central Nieuwmarkt area of Amsterdam near the Red Light District and China Town.
Zandstraat Nieuwmarkt Waag A Apartment Amsterdam

Price per night from € 167

With the bustling and central Nieuwmarkt Square just a few streets away, this spacious 3-bedroom duplex is in the heart of Amsterdam’s Old Centre. Up to 6 guests can have all the comforts of home with over 100 square meters of living space and three separate bedrooms.
Noorderkerk Deluxe Apartment Amsterdam

Price per night from € 169

The Noorderkerk Deluxe apartment is a one bedroom residence characterized by luxury and style. With room for four guests this short stay rental is ideal for small groups or families who want to visit the historical city of Amsterdam.
Staalmeesters I Apartment Amsterdam

Price per night from € 137

You’ll have access to the best that Amsterdam has to offer, from the old-world charm of the city center to the exciting café culture of Rembrandt Square and the placid beauty of the city’s legendary canal belt system. Plenty of nightlife and culture options are nearby, but you won’t want to leave home when you stay in this accommodating 2-bedroom apartment, where up to 6 guests can relax and rest easy with 100 sqm of living space.

Red Light District, Amsterdam

Red Light District, Amsterdam