The Red Light, or Walletjes District, meaning "little walls," sits in the oldest part of the city. As the sun sets, it becomes a hive of junkies, pickpockets, and tourists galore. Most of your guidebooks tell you to avoid it. I recommend it as a Disneyland of taboo for the American puritanical mind.
It is simple to grab a walking tour specifically designed for this area if you like walking through the seedier parts of a city following families and a tour guide. Pay up and you can tread along with mom, dad, little Mike, and three generations of extended families on tour and see the Sex Museum and glass-walled carnal kennels of Amsterdam. It is more expensive for a family of three to have a ...Read More