Amsterdam most popular among tourists: ‘De Wallen’, also called ‘De Rosse Buurt’ or the Red Light District.
The area around Oudezijds Achterburgwal is more or less devoted to adult entertainment.
The Ruysdaelkade is an odd street of the kind that you can only find in Amsterdam.
It’s part residential, but also between where the street starts at the Ceintuurbaan to the junction of the Albert Cuypstraat it’s also a mini red light district.
Money It creates problems, but it generates a lot of money too.
Amsterdam chose the money and with the money come the problems.
There are tourists who come for stag and hen parties, and wander around in hats shaped like enormous penises.
That does create problems.” It certainly does create problems, for the police, for the emergency services, and not least for the dwindling number of local people who defy the encroaching theme park in a city where 29 per cent of all visitors – the largest single group – are between 21 and 30 years old.It is hard to imagine anything in this field that you cannot find here.Prostitution in Amsterdam is nearly as old as the city itself.Two or three floors of windows occupied by an assortment of multicolored women of the world with more colors than a packet of M&M’s provide services of the bedroom kind 24 hours a day all year round.The red light district windows are closed off at either end of the street by an assortment of Bars and a swanky upmarket Asian fusion restaurant.Of all the cities I’ve visited, it is the most magical. Which may seem like a strange opening, I admit, for a Letter from . Well, very laudable but far too late, I’m afraid, Oranje. Arrive at Amsterdam’s iconic central railway station, designed in the 19th century by Pierre Cuypers, who also brought us the wonderful Rijksmuseum, and you’re confronted with the arrow-straight and potentially very impressive Damrak which links it to Dam Square and the royal palace.