The many faces of Amsterdam’s Red Light District

A photo series by Ingrid Godager and Iris Geerardyn

It will come as no surprise that the Red Light District in Amsterdam is known for its prostitutes, but the area has so much more to offer. When you walk around the vibrant neighbourhood, you might just bump into a cute little store, a barber shop or a museum. This photo series sheds light on the many faces of this famous spot in the heart of Amsterdam.

Oudezijds Achterburgwal, one of the busiest streets in the Red Light District
Erotic Museum is exhibiting sex toys, prints and artworks about the Red Light District.
The Sex Palace is the last peepshow of the Netherlands, featuring video cabins and live erotic performances.
In the Red Light District there are 292 window brothels, and approximately 400 active sex workers. Here’s a leather bra hanging in one of the windows.
Love boutique is one of the many sex shops in the street of Oudezijds Achterburgwal.
This is a selection of the various sex toys you can buy at one of the Red Light District’s sex shops.
Next to Sex Palace there is a popular and busy barber shop called District.
Among the sex shops, bars and peepshows in the street of Oudezijds Achterburgwal, there is also a cozy café called Hempstory.
Salvy Titah, assistant manager of Hempstory, is preparing coffee for a costumer.