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Yab Yum Unlocked

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Address: Singel 295, 1012 WH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 6 28310829
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Description: VISITING YAB YUM POSSIBLE AGAIN! The world famous and former brothel Yab...
VISITING YAB YUM POSSIBLE AGAIN! The world famous and former brothel Yab Yum opens its doors to a wider audience. The well-known 17th-century building with the green lantern on the 'Singel' in Amsterdam has been transformed into a fascinating concept: YAB YUM Unlocked. Recently, the genuine YAB YUM feeling is brought back to life. YAB YUM Unlocked is a wonderful exhibition and a 'Real Life Club Experience' at the same time. YAB YUM Unlocked takes you back to the years during which YAB YUM was famous all over the world. How it all came about, who visited and why was the club so popular? You'll visit the luxurious bar and famous 'caviar room', you'll see how founder Theo Heuft ever got the idea and how the club became one of the biggest status symbols for straight arrows and hoodlums alike. It also takes you behind the scenes of this well-organized company, a booming enterprise with an annual turnover of millions.
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There was some great photo opportunities and the back story to yab yum was very interesting. Its fairly hard to find as it blends in with the other actual houses on the street but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

There was some great photo opportunities and the back story to yab yum was very interesting. Its fairly hard to find as it blends in with the other actual houses on the street but it is worth a visit. A little pricey, but nevertheless its nice to have something different in Amsterdam.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Have been coming to Amsterdam for over 20 years, so thought we'd seen most of it's best attractions. How wrong we were! Our hostess was very friendly & knowledgeable, but just left us to explore the wonders for ourselves. If you've ever wondered what a proper old school 'gentleman's club' really is like inside, then this is for you. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We really weren't too sure what to expect from Yab Yum, but we were so glad we decided to take a look inside. As far as Brothels go, this place would have been as good as it could get. The decor was amazing with no expense spared. There was a very 'Elite' feel to the place and you clearly needed... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went here twice at different times and days and during their opening hours but it was not open and no sign letting you know why they were closed.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had a good chuckle here at the quality of the exhibits/plastic girls, other than that there wasn't much on offer. Place is run by the guy who used to manage the brothel, he comes across as a bit creepy. The entire story of the place seems like it's trying to justify that it shouldn't have been shut down! Probably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Is a very interesting place. The ex manager of the place is now the guide. He told us interesting stories about the girls who worked there, clients, most of them public figures. That place may be a story for a film or a book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Welcomed and guided by the manager Mitch who has worked there for 20 years! I'm sure he could tell a tale or two... Thought it would be a bit seedy but wasn't in the slightest, interesting to see how the super rich spent their money... Definately worth a visit!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I'm disappointed to read that some guests get a guided tour and others don't, this would have really added to the experience for us. I didn't see it advertised anywhere that guided tours is only on weekends. I dread to think what the other brothels are like if this is considered to be up market. Over-priced and disappointing. The mannequins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Myself and 5 friends visited Yab Yum and we all thoroughly enjoyed it! The guy who showed us around was very informative and happily answered our many questions! The decor was amazing. This place definitely deserves a visit.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A really amazing place, it was a brothel (although Gentleman's Club is more accurate ) until 2008. It was shut down but it has been left as it was then. It is not sleazy or tacky in any way and it gives a real insight into what the very rich spend their money on. A real education !!

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