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Yab Yum Unlocked

Singel 295, 1012 WH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 28310829
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Ranked #49 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Museums
Owner description: VISITING YAB YUM POSSIBLE AGAIN! The world famous and former brothel Yab Yum opens its doors to a...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Me and 5 friends was in Amsterdam for my birthday and im so glad we visited this place. We was greeted by Mitch who was lovely and talked us through everything and made our experience even more amazing, it was so good to hear about this place who knew all about it. Its stunning inside and makes u see this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

we went here twice (cause we really wanted to visit this museum) but it was closed without any notice why in the window. And we came at different times and days during their opening hours. A let down :(

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YYUnlocked, Public Relations Manager at Yab Yum Unlocked, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are sadly to read that the door was twice closed when you wanted to visit us. The normal opening times are from Wednesday till Sunday from 11.00 till 17.00 hours. Can you please inform us at what date you visit us and where you bought the tickets? Next time when you’re in town please contact us before... More 

Singapore, Singapore
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A rare glimpse into the world of high end brothels. You visit the complete operations of the brothel, beginning with the reception, the bar (where one meets the girls), the 5 floors of intimate rooms (complete with jacuzzi each), the caviar lounge and even the operational areas such as the make-up room, the kitchen and behind the scenes areas. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited Yab Yum on our last day in Amsterdam & I am so glad we did. We were greeted by Mitch at the door who welcomed us in & explained how the tour worked. We listened to the audio tour in each room & Mitch came in after each audio to chat to us & give us more information... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I visited here on my own while hubby went to a football game!! I loved it!! Was greeted by Mitch who used to manage this establishment in its hay day. You could tell how passionate he felt about it still. It's an amazing place, a quite glamorous in its own way. You could almost sense how it must have been... More 

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Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

To be met by Mitch, the former manager of this club made the visit extremely good and very informative. He answered a few of our questions which made it unique.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It is pricey, but a fun and unusual sight. You can really imagine how things used to be and sense the atmosphere since everything is still original. It was a very high class establishment and has absolutely nothing sleazy about it. We enjoyed our visit and would recommend it, if you are looking for something different away from the crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Yes you may think the price is high but this was a very unusual, but enjoyable, visit to a high end establishment I would never normally visit! You really get a feel for how things were before it closed. There is a very informative and great introduction by Mitch, a former manger, who you can tell is clearly passionate about... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Want to experience a life of extremes, where a bottle of champagne cost 900euros? Go and take the tour at the YAB YUM, luxury brothel, closed from real action not that long ago! The ex-barman will tell you stories from when he used to work there. Hard to understand customers can throw a party for a few days and spend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We liked very much the atmosphere of this luxury brothel....the introduction of the "barman" was just great and walking through all these "rooms of pleasure" has been very exciting, dreaming about us like in a movie...this is what this magic place is able to transmit to visitors!

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