Alkmaar Red Light District



I took the photos on this page around 10.40am on 24th March 2011.  
The area is very pretty and not at all grotty like some other red light districts in Holland such as Doubletstraat in Den Haag. Some of the windows are on the street front whereas others are in small passage ways or alcoves. 
I have listed locations below each photo. I regret that I was unable to get enough photos to construct an interactive map.
In September 2011, 65 windows were forced to close including some of those below. See bottom for explanation. Click any photo to enlarge.

Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
SW end of Achterdam viewed from across the Zijdam
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
First windows coming from the SW
Kamers z3, z2, z1, A28

Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam

Kamers 3p-k15

     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam
Kamers 3p-k26
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam
Kamers 3p-k17
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam
Kamers 2p-g2-(k6, k8, k9)
     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
'Open Plein' off Achterdam.
Kamers 2p-g1-(p3, p4, p5, p6)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
'Open Plein' off Achterdam.
Kamers 2p-g1-(p1, p2, p3, p4)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way leading to 'Open Plein'.
Kamers 2p-g1-(t7, t8, p3, p4, t5, t6)
     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Looking out onto kamers A27-(k1, k2) on Achterdam

Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam
Kamers 2p-g2-(k2, k3)

Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam Kamers
A23-(k2, k3, k4), A27-k1

 


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The map above shows the location of the red light district as well as a few nearby hotels. You can also see the station top left. The quickest walking route is probably to take Spoorstraat.  It only takes 10-15mins. Single train fare from Amsterdam costs around 6.70 Euros and the journey takes about 30 mins.

 

 

Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam
2p-g3 corridor
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam
Kamers A27-k2
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam
Kamers A31-(k1, k2)
     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Kamer A19-k3 on Achterdam
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
t'Steegje Passage way off Achterdam.
Kamers A13-(k1, k2, k3)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
t'Steegje Passage way off Achterdam.
Kamers A13-(k1, k4)
     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam
Kamers A11-(k1, k2)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam.
. Kamers 1p-g3-(k2, k3, k4, k5)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam.
Kamers 1p-g2-(k7, k8)
     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam.
Kamers A1-(k3, k2)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam 
Kamers d1, d2
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
NE end of Achterdam.
Office for window / kamer hire.
     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
NE end of Achterdam.
Office for window / kamer hire.
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam
Kamers A3-(k3, k2)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam
Kamers A3-(k4, k3)
     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam
Kamers 1p-g2-(k1, k2)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way 2e (2p)- Kamers k1, k2
plus Achterdam 16 (k2, k1), 14 (k2, k1)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam
kamers 14 (k2, k1), 12 (k2, k1)
     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam 
Kamers 3p-(k5, k6)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam
Kamers A31-(k1, k2), A33-(k1, k2)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam
Kamers A35-(k1, k2), A37-(k1, k2)
     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Achterdam
Kmaers 3p-(k1, k2, k3, k4)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
One of the rooms in the passage ways
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way 1e (1p) off Achterdam.
g2 corridor. Kamers k7, k8. k9
     
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
Passage way off Achterdam.
Kamers 1p-g2-(k3, k4)
Alkmaar red light district- Achterdam
SW end of Achterdam viewed
from across the Zijdam

Achterdam means "rear dam" and is situated on a piece of land that was reclaimed in the 15th century. Around it are Dijk (dike), Voordam (front dam), and Zijdam (side dam).

Windows appeared in the area in the early 1970s. They were only allowed on Achterdam itself but small passage ways were made to increase the number of rooms.
In 2010/2011 action was taken to close around 92 windows because of suspected criminal connections by the owner. In March 2011 however it was declared that these windows can in fact remain open.
In Sept 2011 the above decision was over turned by the council of state. 65 windows were forced to close.
In January 2015 I visited again and everything remains the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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