Sex Museum, Amsterdam
There are 2 sex museums present in Amsterdam. One is named as 'Sex Museum' and the other as 'Erotisch Museum'. Sex museum is present on the entrance to Damrak which is straight opposite to the Central Station where as the Erotisch Museum is present inside the Red Light District. I suggest you to go to the first one and skip the second one. Second one does not have anything special when compared to first one except the Cartoon shows. Entrance to Sex Museum costs 3 Euros and it is worth the money. Entrance to Erotic Museum costs 5 Euros and I felt bad that I have wasted my money. They advertise as 5 floors where as the collections are present in 4 small floors and very less in number and not so impressive art or sculptures.
I suppose if you come to Amsterdam and not visiting the Sex Museum, your trip is not a complete ;p Well, for someone who had already been to the sex museum in Paris, I didn't think it would be much worth of a visit...I was wrong. Though both are the same in many areas like the themes...collectibles from different cultures and times...but the one in Amsterdam carries a humor side far better than in Paris. Like pictured here is a guy flashing his "thingy"...there are other tricks along the whole musems...like a booth of sex telephone...funny. It's worth a laugh.
just opposit to the rly station at the city centre is the Sex museum. This is an amazing musem, funfilled and with some great collections. My favourite is the photographer taking the snap of a model. It is crowded most of the days, but yeah a nice place to walk around.
You will also find here manuscripts and drawings ranging from the Kama Sutra to twentieth-century comics and a vast film and photographic library proffering every sexual predilection and preference.
Open: 10:00 am to 11:30 pm Daily
There are lots of pictures as you can imagine. Just go and have a look; it'll give you ideas how sex has been represented through the years. You can even see how condoms have evolved! Very good historical review!
If you have an hour or so to kill, the sex museum is a perfect pace to go to. The museum opened its door in 1985. The museum is open daily from 10am to 11.30pm and it only costs 2.50 EURO. At first I was only going there with friends for friends. I was actually amazed at its collection about sex more than 100 years ago. You can see it through paintings, photos, and equipments. Anything that you can or cannot image is there.
When you find all the museums having a long queue of people or you want to have a very eye-opener education in Amsterdam, then visit the Sex Museum, which is next to a Pizza Parlour (I don't know whether it's still there cause this visit was made 10 years ago!).
As you go into the museum, you would be intrigued and see lots of artistic, nude, pornographic pictures, scupltures and furniture depicting male and female organs, and meet famous sex-symbol manequinn like Marilyn Manroe (by the way, she's at the top floor and you can make her skirt goes up by pressing the button on your left i.e. with your back towards her, which will emit hot air underneath her that will blow her skirt upwards - giving you the infamous image of her doing that same thing many years ago; incidentally, this action made her a sex symbol known to all the ladies and men even up till today).
Anyway, the toilet is all blue in colour with blue lighting, giving you a 'blue' feeling - whatever 'blue' you are going through, I can assure you that you only ought to do one thing in the toilet i.e. to answer to nature's call, whatever it can be! He he...
Only €2.50 entrance fee - it's a good giggle actually, I enjoyed it.
Some pictures are obviously not for the faint-hearted, but nothing you can't find on the internet either.
There are a number of waxworks in the museum, like our flasher friend here, of Mata Hari and of Marilyn Monroe.
Descriptions are in Dutch & English.
A fun place to spend an hour or so - make of it what you want! Well I couldn't take it seriously - ooops, was I supposed to?!
At least they provide comfy seats for those tourists with weary feet - maybe you can get the ones with a backrest (as in my pic) from Ikea?!
We were walking along Damrak in Amsterdam when we came across the Sex Museum and decided to pop in not being very sure what we would find inside. It was really worth the 2'5 euros we paid. I split my sides with laugher with some of the gadgets on display. The place is full of surprises. Don't miss it!
The Sex Museum is now looking slightly dated, in that it focusses on traditional areas of titllation and does not pay any attention to Sex and the Internet - the second sexual revolution. There are a wide range of exhibits - from antiquity to thte modern day ranging from giant phalluses (phalli?) to chastity belts. Due to the adult nature of the museum, this is a strictly adults only (unless you are happy exposing your children to it!).
Entry costs EUR 2.50 and there is plenty to see and look at. There are a lot of hands-on items - and a wide range of videos and magazines on display and a large part is devotion to the propagation of sex films, pornographic publications. Anyone who is easily offended will not like this museum - I would advise them not to vist rather than to be prudish. It makes a good prelude to exploring the "delights" of the nearby red light district if you wish to.
I am not sure this is a must see place although it is amusing especially tourist watching!!
The venustemple house houses an extensive collection of erotic paintings, pictures, objects & recordings from different areas & cultures all over the world.
What's a trip to Amsterdam without a visit to the Sex Museum?! I honestly didn't know what to expect, and it was amusing to say the least. We had great fun and felt like we were back in 4th grade giggling and blushing at all the things on display.
One of Amsterdams most unusual museums, yet most popular! Located on the edge of the famous Red Light District, this multifloor museum displays a wide variety of items related to well,sex. There are artifacts dating to all periods of history. Then there are more recent things to see like photographs and works of art by contemporary artists. If you have an open mind, the Sex Museum is certainly worth a visit. Sorry, no pics.
this museum might not be to everyones liking.However i found it quite intresting.
Although the museum does have some very hard pornography in stock, its more about the history of how sex has effected our culture.Right from the Ancient Egyptians all the way to the present day.Apart from being quite intresting, some parts of it will make you laugh in hysterics.warning to the wise, mind the Fat Woman and the Sailor.
I felt like an idiot when I took a seat in Sex Museum and vibrating voice told me to stand up and go away. But it was funny at the same time. Just like watching porno-movie from the silent movies era.