Red light district

beyond the curtains

The Red light district is one of the most complex areas in Amsterdam where different ideals and visions clash and co-exist. Our mission is to give some of these special initiatives, people and places a moment to speak for themselves. Who are they? What do they do? What does the Red light District mean to them? How do they see themselves contributing to a ‘better Amsterdam’ and how do they want to create a positive impact? On this Walk & Talk in the Red Light District you can visit the a neighborhood initiative ‘We Live Here’,  and learn about their ideas for a ‘green light district’. You can check out My Red Light, the one and only non profit brothel in Amsterdam and meet the people behind the Upcycle, a shop that introduces you to the power of upcycling. 

Explore where our ideas around sex come from. We’ll look into the long history of sexual suppression, abuse and exploitation, and the complexities of prostitution. Besides all the regular information about the Red Light District we will share our pioneering vision for the future of this area with you.

Ready to have a look beyond, not just behind, the curtains?It’s gonna be an eye (and mind) opening experience!

 
  • Explore where our ideas around sex come from
  • Visit the Upcycle: no need to waste!
  • Visit the neighborhood project “We live here” and learn how the red light district can turn into a ‘green light district’
  • Learn about the history of the RLD and receive proper information about sexwork at the Prostitution information centre.
  • Starting Point: Upcycle  
  • Host: Berber  
  • Duration 2.5 Hours
  • Price: €25 per group 
  • Every Friday  

Book a question & answer session with Sunny, a former sex worker that runs now the first and only municipality brothel in Amsterdam.

PRICE 25.00 per group (max 3 people)

Duration: 2.5 hours

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Giving back to amsterdam

By asking communities how our tours can enrich and give back to the places we travel to, we create tours that help preserve the beauty and culture of Amsterdam.

THE UPCYCLE

The Beyond The Curtains Tour starts at the Upcycle store. We take a radically different approach by collecting waste that we upcycle to convert into souvenirs for you to take home.

Your tour Designer

Katjalisa

“The Red light tour is specifically dear to me! It’s a reflection of many years of anthropological research, not just about this exciting, controversial area but also of my own sexual journey. Which is, I believe, a journey most women can relate to and many men can learn from…
I’m organizing regular events in Amsterdam & Portugal such as the YONI WALK, the LOVE LAB and THE SLOW SEX EXPERIENCE in order to keep on learning, exploring and expanding.”