[See] Amsterdam-Dam Square & De Wallen

Half a day walk here to experience the authentic yet bustling side of Amsterdam, Walk through the long shopping street, visit the Dam square and explore the red light district to see a different side of the city.

Dam Square

The most famous square in Amsterdam, Netherland. Where it is always crowded with tourists and locals, taking photos and watching performances by the street artist.



2-3 hours

How to get there?

Walk from Centraal station for around 10 minutes

Take tram no. 4, 9, 16 and drop-off at Amsterdam Dam

At the Dam Square:

Lots of large department stores here, one of it would be De Bijenkorf department store:

Walking along the Kalverstraat shopping street:

The Munttoren (“Mint Tower”)  the end of our walk:


Have a walk to the Dam Square, and experience the bustling town. Hop from shop to shop, most of the shopping mall here are Tax-free. Do take note of pickpockets here.

De Wallen (Red Light District)

Interested in the open and transparent of the brothel in Amsterdam? The following post will be for age 18 and above.


How to get there?

Is behind the De Bijenkorf department store and walk towards the canal. The red light district is situated along the two side of the canal.

Duration: Less than an hour

Friends who would like to experience or to see what a red light district really look like:

To note:
– Age 18 and below are prohibited from buying drugs and are barred access to coffee shops
-Taking photos of the occupied windows is strictly not allowed
-Watch out for pick-pockets
-Try and go in a group or at least go in twos to avoid attracting any unwanted attention.
-Do not buy from street dealers, any form of drug or bike


The duration for staying at this streets can be even lesser than an hour, for photo shots only. To try the cannabis do note that, it is not allowed to be done on the street and only at the specific store which is the Coffeeshop.

In the coffee shop, the sellers are only allowed to sell soft drugs and not more than five grams of cannabis per person per day.

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