Afternoon in the Red Light District, Amsterdam

The coffeeshops aren’t selling you java and the girls in the window that say they love you just want your money. You’re in De Wallen, Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District. Even if you aren’t participating in the scandalous activities, it’s really interesting to walk through the district anthropologically, especially during the day time. Stroll down the bustling streets and laugh at the candidly hilarious shop names.

red_light_district_amsterdamAdmire the unique and trippy street art.

red_light_district_amsterdam_1Stumble excitedly upon a tiny arcade de Ton Ton Club [Sint Annendwarsstraat 6, 1012 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands], have a cold one, and play some pinball.

ton_ton_amsterdam_Count the coffeeshops and observe the wildlife.

coffeeshop_amsterdamGet a laugh in the Condomerie [Warmoesstraat 141, 1012 JB Amsterdam, Netherlands], a bit of a gag shop.

de_wallen_amsterdamSave room for dessert. The Pastry Room [Warmoesstraat 135A, 1012 JB Amsterdam, Netherlands] makes fresh poffertjes, mini Dutch pancakes, with an assortment of toppings.

poffertjes_amsterdam_the_pastry_room_It’s as fun to watch them cooking as to indulge in them!

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