Is The Red Light District Safe?

Planning a girls’ night out in Amsterdam? Look no further! Amsterdam is the perfect city to celebrate friendship, fun, and fabulousness with its vibrant nightlife, stylish bars, and unique experiences. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to enjoy a memorable night out with your besties, we’ve got the ultimate guide to make your girls’ night out in Amsterdam unforgettable.

1. Start with a Delicious Dinner

Before diving into the nightlife, kick off your evening with a scrumptious dinner. Amsterdam boasts a plethora of restaurants offering diverse cuisines to suit any palate. For a trendy and tasty option, head to Foodhallen, an indoor food market with a variety of street food vendors. From sushi to gourmet burgers, you’ll find something everyone loves.

For a more intimate dining experience, book a table at Restaurant De Kas, a unique farm-to-table restaurant set in a stunning greenhouse. Their menu changes daily, offering fresh, seasonal dishes.

There is also the Winston (Belushi’s), which offers delicious meals. At 10pm, they move the restaurant tables and the places turns into a party!

2. Pre-Party Cocktails

No girls’ night out is complete without some stylish cocktails. Start your evening with drinks at one of Amsterdam’s best cocktail bars. Tales & Spirits is a cozy yet chic spot renowned for its creative cocktails and excellent service. Make sure to try their signature “Penicillin” cocktail for a refreshing twist.

If you’re looking for a place with a view, head to the SkyLounge Amsterdam at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline while sipping on expertly crafted cocktails. It’s the perfect place to snap some Instagram-worthy photos with your girlfriends.

3. Join the Ultimate Party Pub Crawl

Ready to take your night to the next level? Join the Ultimate Party Pub Crawl for an unforgettable adventure through Amsterdam’s nightlife. Our pub crawl takes you to some of the hottest bars and clubs in the city, with VIP entry, free shots, and drink specials at each venue. Choose our Downtown Amsterdam Pub Crawl experience for a high-energy party time, or our Red Light Pub Crawl experience for a social and fun time. It’s a fantastic way to meet new people, dance the night away, and experience Amsterdam’s nightlife like a local.

4. Dance the Night Away

Amsterdam is home to some of the best nightclubs in Europe, and no girls’ night out would be complete without hitting the dance floor. Club AIR is one of the city’s top clubs, known for its state-of-the-art sound system and diverse music genres. From hip-hop to house, there’s something for everyone.

For a more exclusive experience, check out Escape, one of the largest and most popular clubs in Amsterdam. With multiple dance floors and internationally renowned DJs, Escape guarantees a night of non-stop dancing and fun.

5. Late-Night Bites

After hours of dancing, you’ll probably need some late-night fuel. Amsterdam has plenty of late-night eateries to satisfy your cravings. FEBO is a Dutch institution, offering quick and delicious snacks from vending machines. Try the “kroket” or “frikandel” for a true local experience.

If you’re in the mood for something more substantial, visit The Butcher, a burger joint that’s open until the early hours. Their juicy, gourmet burgers are the perfect way to end your night on a high note.

6. Stay Safe and Enjoy

While Amsterdam is generally safe, it’s always wise to take some precautions during your night out. Stick together with your friends, keep an eye on your belongings, and use reliable transportation options like Uber or licensed taxis to get back to your accommodation.

For more tips on staying safe in Amsterdam, check out our blog post Is Amsterdam Safe?.

7. Wrap Up

A girls’ night out in Amsterdam promises a blend of amazing food, fabulous drinks, vibrant nightlife, and unforgettable memories. Follow this guide, and you’re sure to have an epic night with your besties. For more ideas on making the most of your time in Amsterdam, visit our Ultimate Party Amsterdam blog and start planning your next adventure!

Don’t forget to book your Ultimate Party Pub Crawl and get ready for the ultimate girls’ night out in Amsterdam! Cheers to an incredible night!

Wanting to visit the Red Light District but concerned about safety? Relieve your worries and read on…

The Red Light District is Amsterdam’s most notrious neighbourhood. De Wallen, as it is known to locals, is often cited as offering a shocking view of the city’s famous liberalism like no other, when it comes to the policies of tolerance for prostitution and soft drugs. Given its reputation for vice, it’s no surprise that this part of town has become such a popular destination for tourists – but is the Red Light District safe? Find out more below.

The Red Light District is the based in the heart of Amsterdam, in the cit’ys most historic quarter and is one of the best known neighbourhoods for tourists who come to see the city’s naughty side.

Although in many cities around the world, areas that are known Red Light Districts can be extremely dodgy, the Amsterdam Red Light District is actually pretty safe. Although there are some problems with pickpocketing, petty theft and drug-dealing, the area has a constant police presence (there are also a number of undercover cops) and you will see everyone from tourists to elderly couples and families walking around at all times. Although issues with antisocial behaviour have increasingly been a topic of contention in recent years, the area is pretty safe. As long as you keep your valuables hidden, avoid interaction with dodgy characters and ignore street dealers, you’re unlikely to come across trouble in the Red Light District.

Some people expect the area to be hidden away and a bit lawless but this couldn’t be further from the truth – Amsterdam’s Red Light District is right in the centre of the city, just a stone’s throw from central station. Yes, there are drugs, yes there are prostitutes, sex clubs and everything that goes with it but there is no reason to be scared of visiting this part of town – just take the same sensible precautions as you would in any city at night. For more information on staying safe in Amsterdam, check out our blog, ‘Is Amsterdam Safe’ for all our top tips to make sure your trip is as fun and safe as possible.

And if you are concerned about safety but do wish to check out this fascinating and infamous part of the city, consider joining a Pub Crawl. You’ll be able to meet plenty of drinking buddies (safety in numbers, after all!) and our staff will be on hand if you have any issues.