Sex Museum, Amsterdam
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?!
This museum opened in 1985 and is home to an extensive collection of erotic pictures, paintings, objects, recordings, and sculptures. If you have an open mind, I HIGHLY recommend this museum! It's great fun and REALLY interesting!!
Open daily 10am-11.30pm
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.
The Amsterdam Sex Museum houses an extensive international collection of historical erotic and pornographic art, literature and artefacts. The exhibits include mannequins arranged in titillating tableau, Greek temple devotional items, Japanese carved erotic ivories and antique and modern fetish wear.
There is a comprehensive selection of manuscripts and drawings ranging from the Karma Sutra to twentieth-century comics and a vast film and photographic library proffering every sexual predilection and preference.
An interactive section offers visitors privacy in one of several small padded booths, with a selection of films playing continuously whilst the display of contemporary paintings can be viewed from one of three appropriately shaped seven-foot long vibrating chairs.
-taken from http://www.amsterdam-museums.com/museums/sex_museum.html-
I found the Museum surprising because it was astounding at how many people in the old days photographed pornography. A must see.
Inside the sex museum you will find a great collection of erotic art from throughout history and a number of other entertaining exhibits.
Theres everything from an extensive collection of literature and manuscripts portraying various illustrations of sex that have popped up throughout history through padded booths playing porno films to a gallery of alternative sexual fetishes.
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
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.
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.
The ever famous 'Sex Museum' only available in Amsterdam.(there may be others that I do not know off).
Actually, there's 2 of these museums in the city. And I went to the both of them. Very interesting I should say, but many people have termed them as a 'rip-off'. I didn't actually find it a rip-off, but rather educational in some way.
There's a variety of things and stuff to see there, from test, pictures, items to even cartoons!
If you have never been to one, then when you go to Amsterdam, don't waste that opportunity to make that visit. Trust me, it would somewhat turn out educational as I mentioned.
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.
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.
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
Well...it is a sex museum... Let the faint hearted be warned... And prudish should just not even attempt to go in... What I thought was remarkable was how sex has been the same throughout time and culture... A lot of "perversions" seem to be consistent over hundreds...thousands...of years... So...what exactly is a "perversion"? Anyhow, it was worth a gander...though one of the guys said that the Paris museum is better...
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.
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.