1. Chanda Venable
    April 17, 2012

    I always thought of Amsterdam as a crowded place. Seems like I was wrong. But I knew that nightlife there is awesome. A really great place to hangout. Hope me and my girls would make it there this summer!

    • Esther
      May 24, 2014

      If you go late on a Saturday night it is crowded. And summer can be extremely crowded in the center of Amsterdam.

  2. Dale
    April 19, 2012

    First off I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing. I have had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there. I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Cheers!

  3. Roman T.
    April 21, 2012

    I envy you. Someday I’ll visit Netherlands too. Were you able to ask the history of the red light district? How it came to be like it is now? Thanks for sharing some photos here.


  4. Uberholiday
    April 28, 2012

    Wow you’ve even list the rates for the “local entertaintment” there, talk about being comprehensive. I absolutely love that Amsterdamn probably one of the most liberal places on earth!

  5. Elise
    September 22, 2012

    Being Dutch I know that De Wallen is one of the most known prostitution area’s but I would also say it’s one of the safest. Over the years it turned into a tourist attraction more and more. I go to Amsterdam quite often and sometimes you even see parents with their kids walking through there! (Which I think you shouldn’t do but ok!) The government is working on closing a lot of the shops/houses there because they believe it has gone to far over the years and don’t want The Netherlands to be known only for drugs and prostitutes .

  6. David
    March 21, 2013

    I agree with Elise :)

    It just feels unsafe because it’s something new for tourists and there’s a lot of druk tourists around.

    Even statistics show this district is very safe due to the number of people the social control is quite high. There’s a lot of police on the streets, mainly to make tourists feel safer.

    Pickpocketing is more common in other areas or the shopping area

  7. Esther
    May 24, 2014

    Prostitution might be legal (tax have to be paid is what it means), but quite a few of the women are forced to work as prostitutes in an illegal situation.
    In fact it is a sad place. Every window must have a story. You must be really rough around the edges to like a job in the red spotlight.

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