A bit annoying having queues of middle aged Chinese couples looking at you awe struck as you enter one of the window booths.
It's totally normal to walk around De Wallen and no-one is thinking that you're there because of the working girls.
If you’ve seen random street prostitutes in other large cities you might be surprised to discover that many of the prostitutes working in Amsterdam are actually very attractive, though few are in fact Dutch.
Known as 'De Wallen' (the quays) in Dutch, because the canals were once part of the city defenses (walls and moats).
Prostitution itself is limited to certain streets, mainly side streets and alleys, but the district is considered to include the canals, and some adjoining streets (such as Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk).
The whole area has a heavy police presence, and many security cameras.
Nevertheless it is still a residential district and has many bars and restaurants, and also includes historic buildings and museums — this is the oldest part of the city.