There is no shame in walking through this area, as you’ll be joined by men and women of all ages since this is not only a major tourist attraction, but also a crowded hub for local residents.If you’ve seen random street prostitutes in other large cities you might be surprised to discover that many of the prostitutes working in Amsterdam are actually very attractive, though few are in fact Dutch.
Around 80 percent of the city's sex workers are from Eastern Europe.
Known as 'De Wallen' (the quays) in Dutch, because the canals were once part of the city defenses (walls and moats).
Prostitution itself is limited to certain streets, mainly side streets and alleys, but the district is considered to include the canals, and some adjoining streets (such as Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk).
There are living locals in this area and the areas is full of normal tourists. DO NOT try to take photos of prostitutes even from the streets, or you might lose your camera without any warning!
Very pleasant little pedestrian street, few people around, but much less hookers, mainly middle aged plump ones some ugly some very sexy, a few good looking ones. The Red Light District consists of several canals, and the side streets between them, south of Central Station and east of Damrak.