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Yab Yum Unlocked

Address: Singel 295, 1012 WH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 6 28310829
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Ranked #125 of 514 things to do 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you love historical and mysterious places that's the place for you. You get to see the luxury life of the escorts and the rich clients. A bit expensive but I believe it was worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The interior is awe inspiring. Luxurious design. The experience is self guided with informative videos and audio stops in English and Dutch. No photos allowed, but a cute photo opportunity at the end.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Closed down (for now) due to suspected gang ties, this once opulent brothel has opened its doors to the general public for a peek inside. Famous for being a place of - um - entertainment for high-rolling business men, mobsters and movie stars, Yab Yum stands in stark contrast to the red light district's world of quikies in cupboard-sized rooms.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Really enjoyed Yab Yum, a very interesting place with some great stories! The staff there are very friendly, knowledgeable and showed us around most of the rooms telling us all about how it used to be before it closed down. Quite expensive for a small museum but very interesting none the less. Also, if it's quiet (it was when we... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I’m glad we visited Yab Yum unlocked because it was interesting to see how the ‘high end’ of things worked (before it shut down of course). We were the only people visiting when we went and we were let walk round by ourselves. You basically work your way up the floors, starting in the bar area, and see the various... More 

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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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Malmo, Sweden
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23 helpful votes 23 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 

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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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