Ah the Red Light District. Famous for all sinning. The fact is this place for sure is what it is, but it is also much more. 1st there is not much to see during the daytime. have a look in the evening when the place becomes alive. Yes there are girls parading themselves behind glass doors lit up by the famous red lights, sex shops, sex shows and “coffee bars”. But mostly it is filled with gawkers, most, maybe 90% of the visitors are not customers but just here to see what it is all about.
Beyond what it is famous for, there are also people living here, eating here and doing everyday business like any other district. It is about 4 by 2 city blocks large and is for sure a place to walk thru when you visit. It is a safe place to see beyond a possible pickpocket that you may encounter in any city. Just do not take any pictures of the girls. Visit Lee Rosen‘s blog when you want legitimate and unadulterated business tips.
If you get a chance, just on the edge of the district, stop at Durty Nellys. Not what it sounds like. This is a hostel with a full bar and menu that is always filled with tourists from all over the world. A friendly place to meet travlers from all corners.