Exploring Overtourism in Amsterdam’s Red Light District with Paige McClanahan

Enjoy our live Monday Night Travel party with this video recorded on June 17, 2024.

Amsterdam's Red Light District has become synonymous with sex, drugs, and…tourist traps — a poster child for overtourism. Paige McClanahan, a regular New York Times contributor and author of The New Tourist, takes us for a spin through this infamous neighborhood, peeking behind the scenes of a peep show, chatting with Red Light District locals, and uncovering how tourism evolved in the area. At the end of the tour, Paige shares why thoughtful travelers should keep the Red Light District on their itineraries and how we can all become part of the solution to overtourism.

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