Red Light District • Coffeeshops • Crowds
The most touristy of Amsterdam's red-light districts, De Wallen provides a safe place to explore the city's steamy side. Stray down narrow alleys for a glimpse of legal sex workers plying their trade, while nearby cannabis cafes serve up soft drinks with a side of weed. Those looking for tamer pursuits find many old-school bars, and Oude Kerk, Amsterdam's oldest church, offers concerts and shows. Expect rambunctious crowds on the weekends.