Sex Museum, Amsterdam

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  • Sculpture of male anatomy
    Sculpture of male anatomy
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    Sex Museum

    by mickeyboy07 Updated Mar 16, 2012

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    The Sex museum has been going for over twenty years and offers a real insite into the sensitive area of human sexuality.It has hundreds of interesting pieces of art,sculptures,exhibits,paintings and books of sex through the ages,approaching the subject through historic,scientific,cultural and humerous ways.There are lots of tiny rooms to explore the various exhibits and several hours here will be spent.

    opening times-every day 9.30am till 11.30pm
    Admission-4 Euros-minimum age 16

    Entrance Lady of the night Sexy wall art Various exhibits Sculpture of male anatomy
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    Amsterdam's Sex Museum

    by zadunajska8 Written Jan 15, 2012

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    This was one of the first things you might see when you arrive in Amsterdam and come out of the Centraal Station. Strangely it is perhaps one of the less gaudy exteriors on Damrak (in comparison to the burger bars and souvenir shops which surround it). It's also a lot bigger on the inside than the outside.
    It's quite cheap at only 4 Euros and so perhaps worth a visit just for a laugh on your way home as it is open until gone 11pm!
    It is strangely not at all sleazy. Some of it is bizarre, some funny and it does have a few interesting exhibits such as some old greek and roman artifacts. But a lot of it is quite tacky and clearly aimed at titilation.

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    Sex in the City

    by Arfah Written Nov 17, 2011

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    I heard about it from a friend and have google it as well. Interesting, very. On the second day in Amsterdam, we went to check out Sex Museum - Venustempel. Entrance fee was 4 euro per person. Please bear in mind, minimum age limit is 16 years old. The museum is open daily from 9.30 am to 11.30 pm.

    Greeting us was the statue of Venus right at the front door looking so elegantly naked. I can't remember how many stairs the place has, but there was a time when we had to climb steep stairs to more exhibits.

    In this museum, you will find all sort of things related to sex and private parts of male and female, unique objects, old photographs (you'll noticed women in the early days don't do Brazilian wax, ha3) and plenty of human wax statues in many sex related scenes.

    What is so special about it? Well, you get to see sex photos, lingerie worn by women in the old days, private parts made from wax, sex toys and plenty others...you will have to check it out yourself.

    Checking out Sex Museum

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    Skip Erotic museum.. Go to Sex museum

    by vickss Written Oct 3, 2009

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    This one is pretty close to Central.. and bang on the main road.. it has 3/4 floors starts off with god knows thousands of personal nude pics of people followed by some special rooms/corners such as that dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, Mata Hari, prerecorded phone sex, etc etc... it also has some interesting sculptures/figurines as you can see in other pics of this tip.. :)

    All in all its a laugh riot.. the last room which has semi scary stuff with some babe suddenly coming out of the wall like a horror room, arms aflung.. :)

    It costs about 3 euro.. needless to say it doesn't admits kids :) but then adult here 16 and over

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    Eyes open now!

    by darkjedi Updated Sep 5, 2009

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    The Sex Museum (not to be confused with the Erotic Museum in the Red Light District) is on Damrak next to where the tourist boats ply their trades.

    Most sex museums tend to follow the same theme funnily enough and this one is no exception. There are 3 floors of exhibits including erotic photographs, erotic videos, erotic objects, etc. – everything from giant dildos to a mechanical “flasher”.

    Some of the items being quite explicit & eye-opening and you are sure to find something you haven't seen before as the tour takes you from ancient Greece up to the present day. Its ok to take photos inside and it isn't really that sleezy and is usually filled with gawking tourists. The only perverts there are part of the displays.

    Entry: € 3

    Wall displays You can have your cake and eat it Bottoms up! Poster displays Titanic Tina display

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    You Just Gotta Go!!

    by Donna_in_India Updated May 15, 2009

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    Also known as Venustempel, this is the world's first and oldest sex museum. The theme was sex through the ages. There were 3 floors of exhibits including erotic photographs, erotic recordings, erotic objects, etc. – everything from Kama Sutra to a mechanical “flasher”. All the halls and galleries in the museum are named after historical figures from the history of eroticism, such as Casanova Gallery, Fanny Hill Street, and Marquis De Sade Hall.

    Some things were funny, some were odd, and some were really out there but it was very interesting. Don't worry about being embarrased; you will find people of all ages from all around the world in this museum. And there is probably something in there that you haven't seen before!

    Open 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

    Minimum Age: 16 years

    Admission: 3 Euros

    All visitor information was correct as of this writing.

    Inside the Sex Museum, Amsterdam Entrance to the Sex Museum, Amsterdam
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    The Sex Museum

    by leafmcgowan Written Apr 28, 2009

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    A fabulous little two house two-story museum dedicated to sex, erotica, and the history of the arts through the ages. From prehistoric application, to the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians to modern day Amsterdam, one can walk through the history of copulation and play through the ages. It is also the world's first and oldest sex museum, the "Venustempel" in Amsterdam. A leading museum on the theme of sensual love with an extensive collection of erotic pictures, paintings, objects, recordings, photographs and even attractions. All of the exhibits have been gathered together personally by the owners and can be viewed in their 17th century property on the Damrak. The collection is continually growing. One of my favorite stops in Amsterdam. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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    Sex Museum

    by tim07 Updated Mar 8, 2009

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    The world's first and oldest sex museum was opened in 1985. Inside the building there's a labyrinth of rooms & corridors full of objects & images depicting sex through the ages. I remember some of the items being quite explicit & eye-opening. I did visit though in an age before the internet, so some of them may seem to be quite tame nowadays.

    Obviously I only visited to escape the rain. If you do have a bit of time to spare though & fancy visiting a museum with a difference, it's worth a look in.

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    The Sex Museum

    by malianrob Written Nov 24, 2008

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    This place wasnt on my list of must sees but after our dinner cruise on the cannals we got off and werent tired. We were walking back to the hotel and we saw this place. We decided to check it out. It was very entertaining. I thought it was very funny. It isnt sleazy or anything like that and this place is rather big. There are about 3 floors each with different eras in the evolution of sex and different societies and different fettishes. You can take all the pictures you like and admission is only about 3euro.
    Its obviously not a place for kids but it is a fun place to visit if you have some time to kill.

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    Sexmuseum: worth a quick look

    by Panos1111 Written Apr 30, 2008

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    Sexmuseum, Amsterdam. An interesting collection of items relating to sex in different cultures and versions. It is not displayed in a "scientific" way, ie strictly chronologically but it is overall classified to themes and keeps things interesting for the most part. Has lots of photos, some doll displays (eg of old brothels), old cards, reproductions of vases and plates with erotic scenes etc. I happened to walk by and saw it. I found it interesting and would recommend it but it is perhaps something you can live without. It takes 30 to 50 minutes to see it, costs 3 euro. Closes around 10pm if I remember correctly, so you can leave it for later in the day.
    April 2008.

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    The much hyped Sex Museum

    by chennaismartguy Written Apr 16, 2008

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    I didnt feel gr8...may be I went with much expectation after hearing from many channels? Its ok to see all the old photgraphs dated begining of 20th century!!! Anyway the enterance is only EUR 3, so no issues...if some on asks...then you can say 'I have been there' :)

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    Bizarre, scary and disturbing.

    by seasonedveteran Written Apr 1, 2008

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    Dont go to Amsterdams Sex museum if very graphic and painful images will ruin your day.

    On second thought, just avoid the bondage section, which has painful screams playing on speakers. ahhhhrrghh!

    Under the right influence it can be riot...

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    Sex... and more Sex...

    by Bushman23 Written Sep 27, 2007

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    Considering i haven't ever been to a sex museum before, i was a bit unsure as to what the content of the museum was going to consist of. Well, it consists of a bit of everything i guess - Some pretty cool exhibits, a lot about the history of sex, and some famous lovers... LOTS of pictures too. You got sections on S&M, historic figures (e.g Mata Hari), and even Animal sex. For only 3Euros though, definitely better than the erotic museum in the Red light district.

    Its just on the right :-p
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  • An interesting diversion

    by MrMonkey Written Aug 5, 2007

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    While we were waiting to check in, we stopped by the Sex Museum in Centrum. The admission wasn't very expensive (about 3 Euros), and it is a good diversion. At first, I thought it was a little bit cheesy, and it maybe is, but the way it portrays different aspects of sex through historical and multi-cultural presentations is nevertheless interesting. Maybe I wasnt exactly blown away by anything, but I still liked it for what it did have.

    I found the animatronic things cool, and just be sure to watch out for that sailor...he'll get you.

    It's not a MUST-SEE, but stop by if you're waiting on something or you really just want something to do.

    Me getting the girlfriend jealous

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    City highlights of Amsterdam

    by emrecan Updated May 11, 2007

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    Let's see the city highlights of Amsterdam...

    First of all I recommend to go to Dam square where Central Station is located.(When you arrive to Schipol Airport, take a train to Central Station). Probably you'll find some excursions about Holland there. You can take Great Holland Tour, Canal Tour and Belgium tour.

    You should see Sex Museum (in Damrak, near Central Station), Torture Museum (in Damrak as well), Rijksmuseum (in Museumplein, you can go there by Tram no:2 or 5 both), Stedelijkmuseum (in Museumplein as well), Coster Diamond Factory (in Museumplein). Rembrandt's House (in Waterlooplein). Van Gogh Museum (in Potterstraat). Sloten Windmill. In Holland you can see lots of windmills but Sloten is one of the famous with a very big windmill wheel. At the top of the mill you can watch a sequence about Rembrandt's life and the inspiration for his paintings. Rembrandt was the son of a windmill keeper, and you can see a wax statue of his mother here. If you climb the steep wooden stairs, you'll see the wheel running, because famous painter. You can go there by tram (I think tram no:20 you should ask, and you can walk for a while after get off the tram). Get a map you can find all of them in the map.

    And Red Light District. This area has window prostitution, which is legal in Holland. The windows are illuminated by red lights, hence the name. You can see many sex shops, lots of bars and live sex show theaters there. You can see Grasshopper Bar near Dam square where you can find Marijuana and the others which is also legal in Holland (how odd huh?) When you find Grasshopper bar, keep walking near bar, this street takes you to Red Light...

    Have fun.

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