red light district (also known as de wallen) is probably one of the first things that would come to mind when talking about amsterdam. Red light district consists of a network of alleys containing approximately 300 tiny one-room cabins rented by prostitutes who offer their sexual services from behind a window or glass door, typically illuminated with red lightshence the name, red light. Amsterdam is known by many as the city of sin and has a reputation as a place where anything goes. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in amsterdam, the netherlands on tripadvisor see 668,874 traveler reviews and photos of amsterdam tourist attractions. Amsterdams window brothels can be considered as the most accessible form of prostitution. Amsterdam has three red light district areas and around 360 window brothels. The biggest and most famous red light district of the netherlands is locally known as de wallen. Most tourists talk about this area as amsterdams red light district. book your tickets online for the top things to do in amsterdam, the netherlands on tripadvisor see 669,042 traveller reviews and photos of amsterdam tourist attractions. Many visitors to amsterdam never manage to venture north of amsterdam central station, which is a shame, considering the vibrant food, drink and cultural scene thats burgeoned across the water. A short (free) ferry trip will take you to several drop off points, including cultural hotspot ndsm , where you can enjoy a host of hip waterside hangouts, frequent festivals and events.