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Erotisch Museum

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Oudezijdsachterburgwal 54, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 7303
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Red Light District

My girlfriend and I visited this museum during our visit to the red light district - it was pretty cool. Seeing the various types of western pornography from the 1800s to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Liam B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited this museum during our visit to the red light district - it was pretty cool. Seeing the various types of western pornography from the 1800s to present was eye opening, and there was a lot of stuff to see from different cultures (eastern pornography, fertility gods and goddesses and such). Not a massive museum, and... More 

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Thank Liam B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several "sex museums" in Amsterdam, this is the best. Located on Oudezijdsachterburgwal Strasse in the heart of the Red Light District (where else) this is a fascinating museum detailing a history of erotica. It covers three floors in what used to be awarehouse / townhouse. Each floor is "themed" and although leaving very little to the imagination is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Over a few floors, lots of information, pictures and couple of area for photo ops. Not overly expensive and worth a look.

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Thank Donna H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I pre-ordered my tickets and it stated that I just had to show my e-ticket. So when I got there the lady said it was unacceptable that I had to go to an Internet Cafe or back to the hotel to print them off! I explained I didn't know where to go. Then she became very rude towards me, telling... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited after being persuaded by tour guides and on the four floors there was hardly anything to see. There were a few paintings, photos and statues. Would recommend the other sex museum in Amsterdam instead if you want value for money .

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Save your money on the seven euros entrance fee. Not worth it, best thing was probably the novelty condoms on the fifth floor. Mostly just a collection of photographs and was definitely the most disappointing thing I've seen in Amsterdam. The shop on the first floor was more exciting than all five floors of the museum.

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Thank maisb66
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Set over 4 floors there is not much to see at all, a few pictures and some carvings... Not the best and at €7 each don't waste your money there are much better sex museums to see. The only good thing about this place was the air conditioning....

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Number of levels, some interesting pieces when you start however it very much is art, photography and some xxx pieces. 7€ entry per person. 10 min trip. Wasn't very interactive or engaging

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Disappointing the museum is basically a collection of photos exhibited over several floors, don't bother save the 7€ entrance fee.

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Ottawa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

It doesn't have too much to show, but it also not very boring. if the weather is not very nice, too hot or raining is even better. And the cost is less that the one at the church that is not a church. Better value for the money.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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