Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel

Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel

Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel
3.5
Speciality MuseumsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Explore how sex has evolved throughout history at this museum with its extensive collection of explicit paintings, pictures, recordings, and artifacts. The exhibits detail over 100 years’ worth of sensual love from all the cultures of the world. Some pieces will make you laugh, while others are more thought-provoking. The museum, which opened in 1985, is the oldest of its kind still in operation. It’s located at the Damrak waterfront, one of the most vibrant areas in downtown Amsterdam. When you’re done touring the exhibits, grab a beer or a snack, or enjoy a canal cruise. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Damrak
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 4 min walk
  • Amsterdam Centraal Station • 5 min walk
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  • Abbie T
    11 contributions
    Okay
    We went early in the morning and there were no queues. It’s an okay size and not very expensive to get in. However there’s not loads to do, it is a laugh and a good way to fill an hour or so but very much only focused on the male gaze, not a lot of attention on women.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 17, 2023
  • BeansOnToast
    12 contributions
    Meh
    It was nothing special. It is something to do if you have time to kill. The first 5 minutes while you look around are funny but I found myself rather bored after a bit of time. Maybe going in stoned would be better…. Other than that I wouldn’t say it is worth the price of roughly €18? I Can’t remember exact.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 30, 2023
  • Shaun
    Billericay, United Kingdom13 contributions
    Something different
    The clue is in the name bit I still found a museum about sex a bit odd. Some informative bits about porn historically and Marylin Monroe. Lots of steps that were especially steep, not very disabled friendly.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
  • michaelal253
    78 contributions
    Not worth it!
    We had some time to fill and it was a toss up between here and the body world down the road and I wish we’d chosen body world down the road, it’s pretty crap if I’m honest mainly some tacky mannequins dressed up and a load of picture board with old photos on. Oh and a giant penis to have a photo with. It was quite busy too and lots of steps, I don’t think I saw any accessible access. I definitely wouldn’t return.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
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Adriana M
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
I have bought tickets for 4 of my friends through the website but for some reason I was charged for 8 people. Immediately I rang the number on the website, I was told to go back to the website and find an email as they can’t help and was hung up on. Then, I emailed both emails on the website and received no reply. I informed the staff upon entry to museum who just advised to email the email found on website. I have still not received any support.
Written November 17, 2022
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Lauren
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
Worst customer service I have ever experienced in my life.

Booked online and less than 10 hours later received a positive covid test, emailed straight away and asked to change to just 1 week later. Days go by and I hear nothing, so I call up and I’m told to email again. A further 3 days go by and I’ve still heard nothing, so I call again. I am told the owner will email me. Still nothing. I call again and receive a rude response that states they cannot suffer any financial losses and will not do anything. This isn’t a financial loss, because I’m not there, this should be so straight forward, like every other attraction in Amsterdam (who have been more than happy to change our bookings and have been super lovely!).

I get email responses from the ‘owner’ asking me not to harass them and calling me a ‘Karen’!!!!

Honestly, I should’ve read the reviews on here before booking. It looks terrible anyway, but you give the benefit of the doubt of it being a laugh. Poor customer service on top just makes this place absolute laughing stock. Go literally anywhere else in Amsterdam but here as they have the manners of a toddler.
Written February 11, 2022
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Nuala G
Hemel Hempstead, UK3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
I enjoyed this museum more than I thought than I would based on the mixed reviews. It is not very expensive for a museum on one of the main sightseeing streets (€9). It's a bit cheesy but a good laugh if you go in with an open mind and has some nice historical bits too. All in all a good laugh and definitely an Amsterdam must visit.
Written June 12, 2022
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Arbox
Amsterdam, The Netherlands167 contributions
Dec 2021
90% of the museum consists of pictures. Old, low quality pictures. Surely it must be possible to make this more interesting and appealing. Add a basic timeline, add video's, cover recent developments like internet, 3D, and so on.

All in all it felt a bit like a tourist trap for drunk tourists who want have a laugh. Not recommended.
Written December 22, 2021
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Ryan P
22 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were recommended to visit by our friends, and it was definitely worth it. We found it funny, strangely informative and just a good laugh. You take yourself round, the layout is quite logical, and the only staff are on the main entrance/exit. I can see why some people would not enjoy it, but just go in open minded and be prepared to be a bit taken back. It doesn't try to pretend to be the kind of museum where you'll see age old artefacts and listen to knowledgeable tour guides, so don't expect it to be like that which some of the other reviews seem to have done.
Written February 24, 2020
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Rachel B
Bedfordshire, UK35 contributions
Feb 2023
Great attraction, definitely worth the money!
This is my boyfriend and I's first trip to Amsterdam and were recommended to visit this museum by a friend, so we checked it out. Packed with loads of information and history with fun picture opportunities well worth 9 Euros each. No problems whatsoever!!!
Written February 20, 2023
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jaycee
Widnes, UK113 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Seen a few reviews online that say this is a "must see". Honestly have no idea how anyone can think this is worth bothering with, €9 and takes around 20 mins to get around?
A collection of unorganised tat and 130-150 year old pornographic pictures with absolutely no context or background on why it's there. Really disappointed
Written August 13, 2022
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HJP05
3 contributions
Feb 2023
We enjoyed our time in the Sexmuseum in Amsterdam. The price for the museum was reasonable and we spent around 1 hour in there. It was quite busy (peak time on a saturday) but still enjoyed nonetheless. We pre bought our tickets but there was no need to as you could buy them on the door.
Written February 11, 2023
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BeansOnToast
12 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
It was nothing special. It is something to do if you have time to kill. The first 5 minutes while you look around are funny but I found myself rather bored after a bit of time. Maybe going in stoned would be better…. Other than that I wouldn’t say it is worth the price of roughly €18? I Can’t remember exact.
Written March 30, 2023
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Caroline W
36 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited on a rainy afternoon in Amsterdam- only €5 to get in and a lot bigger than it seemed on the outside. Lots of stairs though , to see what was just essentially an extension porn collection. Not particularly shocking but quite a fun way to send half an hour.
Written February 28, 2020
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