Spuistraat 24, Amsterdam Singelgebied
 
Singel canal, Amsterdam Singelgebied
 
Spuistraat 15, 17 & 19, Amsterdam Singelgebied
 
Spuistraat 24, Amsterdam Singelgebied

 

                     Amsterdam Singelgebied Red Light District

Singelgebied is the name of the second largest red light district in Amsterdam. It's about 400m west of the famous main red light district. It's boundaries are the Singel canal in the north west and Nieuwzijds Voorburgwal in the south east. It has just 64 red light windows and two or three (gay) adult shops / cinemas. The windows are mostly occupied by natural born women but there are a few transsexuals along Spuistraat, indicated by blue in my map. Please do not take this as gospel though and they may also be elsewhere.
The area is a nice quiet neighbourhood and I always feel safe walking there at any time. You rarely see beggars, drug dealers or anyone dodgy looking (unless you include me of course). The Singel is a typical picturesque tree lined Amsterdam canal and you could easily pass through here without even realising it is a red light district.

Oude Nieuwstraat in Amsterdam's Singelgebied Red Light District. Filmed in 2010

 

Hotels / B&Bs etc

1. Hotel Tourist Inn
2. WestCord City Centre Hotel
3. Hotel Citadel  
4. Bob's Youth Hostel
5. B&B La Vie En Rose
6. Brian Hotel  
7. Hotel Brouwer
8. Hudson River (apartment)


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Up until 2007/2008 the district was much larger with another 20 or so windows and extended the other side of the Singel Canal. The orange line in the map above shows it's old size. There were approximately eight windows on Bergstraat leading to the well know Amnesia Coffee Shop. Two windows at Bergstraat 2 survived until mid 2012. There were also around eight on Korsjespoortsteeg with a singel window at Korsjespoortsteeg 8 staying open until late 2011/ early 2012. There was also at least one window at Lijnbaansteeg 4 which closed in 2007/2008. Bizarrely in 2012 it still remained almost identical to when it was open. I believe the 2007/2008 closures were because of the 2003 BIBOB legislation which demands that owners are more open about their finances to ensure they are all above board. The closures in 2011/2012 were part of Project 1012 which seeks to reduce and confine red light districts in Amsterdam to smaller more controllable areas. If plans are fully completed then in Singelgebied windows will be restricted to just Oude Nieuwstraat. Time scale and likelihood of it actually happening are unknown.
The red line in the above map shows the current boundary (Febrauary 2015). To see where Singelgebied is located in Amsterdam see my Webcam & Amsterdam RLDs map. All windows checked in January 2015. No further changes.

 

 
Hotel Citadel Amsterdam
“This hotel is really gem. It’s a pleasant to stay, close to Centraal Station and to many interesting places in Amsterdam, spacious room etc”
 
 
Hotel Citadel Amsterdam
“Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Excellent location, 5 min walk either way to Central Station or Dam Square. Rooms small but modern and clean.”

 

Amsterdam Singelgebied interactive red light district map
Below is the map of Amsterdam Singelgebied I compiled between 2009 and 2012 with over 45 clickable hot spots.  Mouseover any location to see a thumbnail or click on it to see a much larger photo plus in many cases extra photos and information. A printable version is available here .

George's Amsterdam Singelgebied red light district windows / kamer map

 

Below is virtually all the pictures from the above map.

Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Teerketelsteeg
(29th April 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Abraxas
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Any Day Coffee Shop
(25th Aug 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Spuistraat
(2009 / 2010 ?)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat 4
(30th Apr 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat 4-R
(30th Apr 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat 24 D & C
(30th Apr 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Singel
(2009 / 2010 ?)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Singel
(2009 / 2010 ?)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Singel
(2009 / 2010 ?)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Korte Kolksteeg 3
(25th Aug 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Korte Korsjespoortsteeg
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Lijnbaanssteeg
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Korte Lijnbaansteeg
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Police Station on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Nieuwzijdes Voorburgwal
(Jan 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Nieuwzijdes Voorburgwal
(Jan 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat 2-L
(29th Apr 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat 26 +
(29th Apr 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat 22
(29th Apr 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat 26 to 22
(29th Apr 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat 5
(19th October 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Singel 49
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
't Koggeschip Cafe Bar
(Jan 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Singel 77
(30th April 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Singel 43
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Korte Korsjespoortsteeg & Teerketelsteeg
(23rd Aug 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Gays & Gadgets
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Spuistraat
(2009 / 2010 ?)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Coffee Shop Mediterrane
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Palace Cafe Coffee Shop
(10th Jan 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Gay Cinema
(28th Aug 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Spuistraat 59
(23 Aug 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Korte Korsjespoortsteeg
(29th April 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Oude Nieuwstraat 24
(30th Apr 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Singel 81
(29th April 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Singel 73
(19th Oct 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Singel 41
(30th Apr 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Korte Kolksteeg 4 & 6
(23rd aug 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Spuistraat 37
(23rd Aug 2009)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Singel
(29th April 2010)
Amsterdam's Singelgebied red light district /  Rosse Buurt . Copyright © George 2012
Sint Dominicuskerk
(29th April 2010)


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