- Dedicated to the naughty and sexy (what else can you expect from this area of Amsterdam?) so you can explore the history of erotica through the ages
- Take all the pictures you want in here - unlike in the real Red Light District outside
- Plenty of sexy and erotic art and artifacts - as well as a gift shop full of souvenirs (probably not for your granny)
Right in the middle of Amsterdam's titillating Red Light District is a museum dedicated to sensuality, kink, and X-rated art and objects. Learn the history of the Red Light District and see some unusual sex-centric exhibitions.
In the middle of the Red light District, this air-conditioned exhibition can be found by the always-lit neon "Erotic Museum" sign above the entry. Inside, you'll find a whole bunch of erotica souvenirs for sale. Don't stop here yet; you can revisit afterwards, as you exit through the gift shop.
Three floors up is an exhibit of the Red Light District, including a model of one of the red-lit rental rooms where the working girls work, and a cashier from the famous Casa Rosso Live Show. The museum includes other attractions as well, such as a collection of John Lennon's lithographs, erotic photos, and a version of the animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that contains a 'twist'. (The twist is sex. Lots and lots of sex.)
This isn't a museum on par with, say the Rijksmuseum or Stedelijk, but for some indiscreet laughs and insights into life on the seamier side, you'll be able to find it here.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 54
- Access to the museum
How to use your tickets
At the Oudezijds Achterburgwal 54. Show the ticket on your smartphone to the cashier.