Duration: 1.5 hour
Price: €18 p.p.
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The making of the Red light district 

Prostitution anno 1600

Prostitution anno 1600

A historical tour about the heart of Amsterdam and the rise of the red light district as neighborhood.

“A red light district is a neighborhood where prostitution and other businesses in the sex industry flourish. The term originates from the red lights that were used as signs of brothels. “

 

Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, with the exception of streetwalking. And although prostitution has excisted from the day Amsterdam was becoming a city, it hasn’t been legal in the past.

In this the making of… historic tour, we give you an historic tour and a lot of information of the rise of the city of Amsterdam and her prostitution.

The word prostitution dates only from the nineteenth century. In the early modern period, the word "whoring," was used used for all sex outside the marriage bed.

The word prostitution dates only from the nineteenth century. In the early modern period, the word “whoring,” was used used for all sex outside the marriage bed, irrespective of whether money changed hands.

Together with the trade and the wealth that came to Amsterdam, the prostitution florished.  How could this oldest profession florish, while it was strictly forbidden by the church?

What were the risks of being a prostitute and what about going to  a prostitue.

They say the old church in the Red light district is so big, because the men that were going to the prostitutes, pay the church after there girls visit to free them from there sins.

Is it true that when the church found out a girl was selling her body, they put her for days in a cage in front of the church to scare people?

Amsterdam still has court books: in the hundred years between 1650 and 1750, 5,784 people involved in prostitution appeared in court in 8,099 separate trials: 4,633 as prostitutes and 898 as bawds, as well as 253 men who had organized or profited from prostitution

Amsterdam still has court books: in the hundred years between 1650 and 1750, 5,784 people involved in prostitution appeared in court in 8,099 separate trials: 4,633 as prostitutes and 898 as bawds(mediators), as well as 253 men who had organized or profited from prostitution

 

This historic tour will give you a greater understanding  why Amsterdam became what it is today: a beautifull, tolerant city  with some unique talents.

Although tolerant city? why is it that local government wants to close a lot of windows? And coffeeshops have to close or move to other areas in Amsterdam. Is Amsterdam becoming less tolerant.

From the year 1300 untill 2016, experience this The making of …enjoy this historic experience full of wonder, intrique and sex.

Explore the most multiculteral and entertaining neigborhood of Europe with us and

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 Is there street prostitution in Amsterdam?

Was there ever street prostitution in Amsterdam?

 

Tour duration 1.5 hour
Pricing €18 per person Incl. VAT
Persons Minimum 6 persons.
Including Tour Guide, Tour behind the scenes, one drink
Starting time Anytime, although we advice to tour during day time
Meeting point NH Barbizon hotel, address Prins Hendrikkade 59-72
a network of alleys containing a little less than three hundred tiny one-room cabins rented by female prostitutes

a network of alleys containing a little less than three hundred tiny one-room cabins rented by female prostitutes