The Pijp District

At ‘De Pijp’, a quarter at the centre/south part of Amsterdam,
is a small sexworkers-spot called the ‘Ruysdaelkade’.
(Slang for ‘De Pijp’ is ‘Slurp or Blow).
Here you can see app. 40 windows, open all day & night.
They are located in between the houses of the locals.
At the apartments above the windows locals live and sleep.
The district is 7 minutes walk from famous Heineken Brewery.

Quarter ‘De Pijp’ used to be a workers-area with small houses and appartments, now-a-days most of them are renovated or rebuild and the yuppys and students live in this area. It’s a cozy area to be.

The Pijparea is famous because of the amount of brown-cafe’s, student-bars, restaurants with all kind of international menu’s and the cozy atmosphere. At daytime you can visit the famous Albert Cuypmarket, Heineken Brewery, the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Goghmuseum or an other touristic attraction in this neighbourhood. It’s easy to get here by public transport or just a 10 minutes walk from the ‘Leidseplein’ or Rembrandtsplein.

The Red-lighted windows are at the ‘Ruysdaelkade’ between the ‘Albert Cuypstraat’ and the ‘1e Jan Steenstraat’ and several more between the ‘Ceintuurbaan’ and the ‘Van Ostadestraat’ .

The Ruysdaelkade is a canal with different names; At one side it’s called Ruysdealkade, at the other side ‘Hobbemakade’.
The Rijksmuseum is cornered with the ‘Hobbemakade’ and the ‘Stadhouderskade’.
The RLD-rooms can be regonized at the pentice above the windows and/or entrances.

If you want to travel by public transport; Tram 24 (from Central Station) and Metro 52 will bring you here. Stop = Ruysdaelstraat for the tram, Ferdinand Bolstraat for the metro, use exit Albert Cuypstraat and then walk away from the market into the Albert Cuypstraat,  just at the bridge of the canal ‘Boerenwetering’ (Hobbemakade/Ruysdaelkade) you’ll see the windows.

A printable map can be found at ‘Maps of the Districts’-page.


Click here for more!