Red Light District

Tales From the Red Light District – The Banana Bar

Red Light District Banana Bar

I was very excited about having my first visitor in Holland. Since I had only been in the country for a short while myself I had not had much time do a lot of the more touristy things yet. Showing someone else around seemed like a great opportunity to do so. It was also great because the visitor was Neil, my best friend from College who was also very excited about visiting Holland. Museums, art galleries, […]

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Tales From the Red Light District – Mistaken For A Pimp

Red Light District Pimp

“Excuse me. Do you know where the red light district is?” It was the kind of question I had gotten used to being asked in Amsterdam a lot. Usually it was asked by tourists with a look of cheeky excitement in their eyes who didn’t care if people will judge them. However, it had taken this gentlemen five minutes of silently standing at the same tram stop and several glances in my direction before he […]

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Tales From the Red Light District – Rebound

Red Light District Rebound

The following takes place between 11:30pm and 11:35pm on a street in Amsterdam near central station. As I attempted to unlock my bike I was approached by a tourist with a strange smile on his face who seemed to want directions and a bit of a chat. He seemed just a bit drunk and a little too happy. English politeness and the inability to get the lock on my bike open forced me to take […]

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Tales From the Red Light District – Red Light Party

Red Light District Party

If anyone ever told you that they started their weekend by going down to Amsterdam’s red light district you might get a very strange impression of how they spend their Friday nights. There is a natural association that comes with a statement like that. So if I told you that last Friday night I was walking through the famous sex industry area myself with a case of beer under one arm you might think this […]

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Red Light District Amsterdam

Red Light District Amsterdam

I’ve already written about one of Hollands well know vices, the drug culture. There is of course another vice which the country is very well known for. Something that brings a particular kind of tourist to certain shady areas of the country to indulge themselves in special ways. Yes, you’ve guessed it. I’m going to talk about windmills. Alright. I’m not really going to talk about windmills. I’m going to talk about the sex industry […]

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