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The Red Light District Stag Do Guide - Amsterdam

Stag Nightlife Guide to Amsterdam's De Wallen (The Red Light District)

Top Reasons to Visit the De Wallen
Bars - Laid-back coffee shops and X-rated adult bars harmoniously rub shoulders with huge clubs in De Wallen
Restaurants - Most of the bars have a food menu running alongside their huge drinks lists
Music - From traditional music to big name DJs, De Wallen will be music to your ears
Shopping - Window shop until your heart’s content – there’s over 300 to choose from…
Art - There’s an art to navigating a banana into your nether regions, let us tell you

If you don’t think of tulips, windmills and clogs when you think of Amsterdam (there’s always one), you’ll think of the Red Light District. Everything you’ve heard is probably true; this central hub, just a stone’s throw from Cantraal Train Station, has everything you could possibly wish for on a lads’ trip away. De Wallen the brightest (literally) and most attractive (again, literally) spot in the capital for stag dos. It’s jam-packed full of attractive women, gallons of booze and a generous helping Rock ‘n’ Roll – it’s, basically, a Sex Pistols video in real life. And, if that doesn’t sell it to you, we think you should go home and have a word with yourself.

The Red Light District, split into three zones but with De Wallen the most famous, is the main reason Amsterdam has such an X-rated reputation preceding it. With the highest concentration of ‘coffee shops’ (where you can buy and smoke marijuana legally), sex shops and museums, adult theatres and around 300 red-lit windows with prostitutes, making more than €650 million per year, it’s a unique, must see experience. The warren of medieval alleyways – originally established for passing sailors – are centred around an old church. This is where sailors would confess the sins after ‘window shopping’ the previous night…

Top 10 Stag Do Pubs in De Wallen (The Red Light District)

Laid-back coffee shops, big reputation bars and 300 neon-lit windows with sex workers touting for business - De Wallen is unlike anything you've ever experienced before. Come and see what all the fuss is about on your Amsterdam stag.

Black numbered points of bars on a grey map of the De Wallen in Amsterdam

01. Casa Rosso

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Oudezijds Achterburgwal 106-108, 1012 DS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Two women with one licking the others finger

There’s always that one mate who thinks he’s an absolute legend in the sack; he talks a fantastic game, yet none of the lasses seem to stick around for a second date. Well, maybe he could learn a thing or two in Casa Rosso. This place, located in the heart of De Wallen, is the oldest live sex theatre in the whole of Amsterdam, and with an impressive 180 capacity, is regularly packed to the rafters with open-minded locals and tourists alike. Here, you can have a drink with your mates and watch a live sex show unfold before your very eyes.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: No
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Opening Times: Sun – Thurs: 19:00 – 02:00, Fri – Sat: 19:00 – 03:00

02. Banana Bar

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Oudezijds Achterburgwal 37, 1012 DA Amsterdam, Netherlands

The interior of Banana Bar with two girls on a pole and one sitting at a bar

Get one of your five a day on your stag do in Amsterdam. The Banana Bar an experience you’ll never forget. Ever. If you’re easily offended, look away now (although you won’t be able to). Easily recognised by the giant, neon-lit banana above its doors, Banana Bar is the most famous adult bar in the whole area – where beautiful women move between your tables, serving drinks and performing their party tricks, with bananas. We’ll leave the rest to your imagination…

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: No
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Opening Times: Sun – Thurs: 20:00 – 02:00, Fri – Sat: 20:00 – 03:00

03. Molly Malone’s

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Oudezijds Kolk 9, 1012AL Amsterdam

Exterior of Molly Malone’s

With the slogan “Hungry? We will feed you. Thirsty? We will get you drunk. Lonely? We will get you drunk.”, Molly Malone is your kind of lass. You can absorb the local culture as much as you like, but sometimes it’s good to just have a bit of home comfort, in the form of a good old Irish pub. Canal side Molly’s, set in a former warehouse in the Red Light District, has over 70 whiskeys to its name, as well as fresh food served daily and live sports screened throughout the week. There’s also a pub quiz, if you want to start your night by challenging that grey matter and taking in that all-important craic.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: Yes
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: Yes, tasteful
  • Opening Times: Mon – Thurs: 11.30 – 01:00, Fri – Sat: 11.30 – 03:00, Sun: 11:00 – 01:00

04. Red Light Bar

redlight-bar.com

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 61, 1012 DB Amsterdam, Netherlands

The interior of Red Light Bar

The area’s namesake, Red Light Bar, is a stag do haven. With three pool tables, bottle service and huge screens showing all kinds of sports and big games, once you crash land into Red Light Bar, you won’t want to leave. There are three floors of music, drinking and dancing, and you won’t have to worry about getting suited and booted to get in. If you’re visiting Amsterdam during any big sporting event like the World Cup or Wimbledon - this is definitely the place to head. If the mood takes you, you can even smoke marijuana whilst you’re there.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: Yes
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: No
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Opening Times: Mon – Wed: 12:00 – 01:00, Thurs: 12:00 – 03:00, Fri: 10:00 – 03:00, Sat – Sun: 10:00 – 01:00

05. Belishi’s

www.belushis.com/bars/amsterdam

Warmoesstraat 129, 1012 JA Amsterdam, Netherlands

The interior of Belushi's

Just on the outskirts of the Red Light District, Belishi’s couldn’t be more tailored to stags if it tried. With live DJs showcasing their stuff, outdoor seating, massive screens showing live sports, pool tables, a smoking room and a nightclub attached, Belishi’s is definitely one for the hit list. Maybe write it down so you don’t have to get your mouth around if after a few pints – we’re just looking out for you. Boasting a 350-people capacity, this place gets packed with stag groups, backpackers and locals cashing in on the pocket friendly food and drink offers, rowdy atmosphere and ideal, red-lit surroundings.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: Yes
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Opening Times: Sun – Thurs: 10:00 – 03:00, Fri – Sat: 10:00 – 04:00

06. De Prael Brewery

www.deprael.nl

Oudezijds Armsteeg 26, 1012 GP Amsterdam

The interior of De Prael

Beers in the Red Light District don’t get much fresher or more delicious than De Prael. Unlike any brewery you’ll probably have experienced before, De Prael is seriously laid-back and has the coolest of vibes, which you’ll get swept up in as soon as you get through the doors. This place brews everything from bitter blondes, IPA pale ales and milkstouts, to barleywine (9.6ABV) and quadruple (a staggering 11.5%ABV). You get even get yourself a beer sampling tray with your lunch. If you walk out of here sober, you’re doing something wrong.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: No
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Opening Times: Mon – Weds: 12:00 – 00:00, Thurs – Sat: 12:00 – 01:00, Sun: 12:00 – 23:00

07. Cafe Hill Street Blues

www.hill-street-blues.nl

52 A, Warmoesstraat, 1012 JG Amsterdam, Netherlands

The interior of Hill Street Blues

If you’re a little bit more old school and prefer a traditional pub scene over banging tunes in a club, Olofspoort is right up your street; it’ll please your Father-in-Law, put it that way. It’s intimate, quaint and has an extensive selection of whiskies and jenever (Dutch gin) which is guaranteed to get you up and dancing to the authentic live music. Popular with an older, more male dominated crowd, you’re not going to meet any hen groups here – but you can get tanked up on spirits you can’t pronounce and really kick start your night on a high.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: Yes, tasteful
  • Opening Times: Mon – Thurs: 09:00 – 01:00, Fri – Sat: 09:00 – 03:00, Sun: 10:00 – 01:00

08. The End Karaoke Amsterdam

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Nieuwebrugsteeg 32, 1012 AH Amsterdam

Interior of The End Karaoke

Amsterdam’s got talent… and it’s you. If you love nothing more than a bit of a dance and sing along with your mates, fuelled by bright lights and booze, The End Karaoke is an epic place to end any night in De Wallen. The drinks offers in here are out of this world, with reasonable spirits, beers, wine and cocktail pitchers stealing the show. Even the lads who put up a bit of a fight when the words ‘karaoke bar’ are mentioned, will soon be belting out their very best power ballads. Open ‘til three and four in the morning every single night of the week, you can head out into the Red Light District way into the early hours.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: Yes, tasteful
  • Opening Times: Sun – Thurs: 22:00 – 03:00, Fri – Sat: 21:00 – 04:00

09. Olofspoort

www.olofspoort.com

Nieuwebrugsteeg 13, 1012 AG Amsterdam

The exterior of Olofspoort

If you’re a little bit more old school and prefer a traditional pub scene over banging tunes in a club, Olofspoort is right up your street; it’ll please your Father-in-Law, put it that way. It’s intimate, quaint and has an extensive selection of whiskies and jenever (Dutch gin) which is guaranteed to get you up and dancing to the authentic live music. Popular with an older, more male dominated crowd, you’re not going to meet any hen groups here – but you can get tanked up on spirits you can’t pronounce and really kick start your night on a high.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: Yes, tasteful
  • Opening Times: Mon – Sat: 16:00 – 23:00, Sun: Closed

10. Stone's Cafe

www.stonescafe.nl

Warmoesstraat 91, 1012 HZ Amsterdam

The exterior of stones cafe

Located in the centre of De Wallen, Stone’s Cafe is for the rock loving stag. Set up in 1994, by two Dutchmen and three Englishmen, this bar is the perfect blend of traditional British bar meets mellow Dutch watering hole. Basically, you’ll feel like you’re down your local but things have gone a bit European. These guys place a huge emphasis on screening live sports, good food, good music, good beer and you’re even allowed to smoke weed in the bar area. Why would you ever want to leave?

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: Yes
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: Yes, tasteful
  • Opening Times: Sun – Thurs: 09:30 – 01:00, Fri – Sat: 09:30 – 03:00
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