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The Definitive Guide to an Amsterdam Red Light District Pub Crawl

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The Definitive Guide to an Amsterdam Red Light District Pub Crawl

The Amsterdam Red Light District is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world. It’s a grand mix of culture, culture, art, and nightlife all rolled into one. From bustling bars, pubs and discos to quaint coffee houses and cozy restaurants, there’s something here for everyone. If you’re looking for an unforgettable night out, a pub crawl through this historic area is a must. Here’s our definitive guide to the Amsterdam Red Light District pub crawl.

What is an Amsterdam Red Light District Pub Crawl?

A pub crawl is a type of tour that involves visiting multiple taverns, bars and pubs in a single night. It’s an essential part of any night out in Amsterdam, and the area’s Red Light District is an excellent starting point for a night out. Pub crawls usually involve lots of walking, drinking and merriment, so make sure you dress appropriately.

Where to Go on a Pub Crawl?

There are plenty of pubs, bars and taverns scattered around the red light district, especially along the bustling Warmoesstraat. Before you set off, consider researching the area and choosing your favourite spots. That way you can be sure to get the most out of your night.

For convenience, it can be a good idea to choose a pub crawl that follows a set route. Some pub crawl services offer great all-inclusive packages that transport participants from place to place. You can also opt for an informal pub crawl between your chosen spots.

When is the Best Time for Pub Crawling?

It all depends on your taste and your company, but generally most people go out on pub crawls around 10pm – 11pm onwards. This gives you plenty of time to explore the area and experience the nightlife without running around too much. Plus, it gives you plenty of time to enjoy the atmosphere at each destination and socialise with the people there.

What are the Essential Supplies for a Night Out in Amsterdam?

1. A Good supply of Cash
2. Comfy Shoes
3. A Map or Online Guide
4. A Camera
5. Rain/Sun Protection
6. Supplies for Hangovers (painkillers, Alka-seltzer and water)

Most important of all is cash. The Netherlands is mostly credit card friendly, but if you’re visiting pubs and restaurants in the red light district it’s best to carry cash. This avoids having to worry about expensive bank charges and card rejection rates.

Pub Crawl Ideas

When planning your night out in the red light district, it’s important to have a plan. Here are some of our favourite pub crawl ideas:

1. Start at a Cafe

Start your night off with some lively atmosphere at one of the area’s cafés. The Leidseplein area is packed with great places to start off with a snack or a few drinks before heading off on the pub crawl proper. The cafes in Leidesplein also frequently host live music events and offer big beer-tasting selection

2. Check Out Some Bars

Bars are an essential part of any Amsterdam pub crawl, and there are plenty of them in the red light district. Check out bars like Vertigo for some delicious cocktails or The Bulldog for a more laid-back atmosphere. The famous Bulldog coffeeshop also hosts nightly drink specials so you can get your pub crawl off with a bang!

3. Tour Dutch Bars

Experience the unique culture of the Netherlands on your pub crawl by visiting some Dutch bars in the area. Don’t forget to bring along kippenbonden (fried chicken) and currywurst (sausage with curry). You can also visit some beer halls with your companions and try different Dutch beers or order some bottles of Dutch gin from The Old Stables or Papeneiland brewery.

4. Explore the Red Light Area

No visit to the Red Light District would be complete without exploring some of its vibrant nightlife spots. Check out some of the infamous strip bars and nightclubs or enjoy some live music at one of Amsterdam’s many venues like Melkweg or Paradiso. The options are endless – no matter what kind of night out you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here!


Pub crawling in Amsterdam is an experience like no other. Whether you want to explore the unique Dutch culture or just have an epic night out, there’s no better way to do so than by taking a pub crawl through this historic neighborhood. Make sure to bring enough cash, dress appropriately, and come armed with plenty of ideas for pubs and bars – you won’t regret it! If you’d like to book a guide to show you around, GetYourGuide offers amazing tours.. So why not make this night one to remember?

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The Definitive Guide to an Amsterdam Red Light District Pub Crawl

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