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Red Light Secrets - Museum of Prostitution

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Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60, 1012 DP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 846 7020
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Step into an intriguing world that remains hidden to many and discover the...

Step into an intriguing world that remains hidden to many and discover the secrets of the Amsterdam Red Light District in in the world's only Museum of Prostitution.

Take a look behind the scenes of the oldest profession in the world and experience what it feels like to take a seat behind one of the famous windows. Visit Red Light Secrets and experience how surprising and exciting a museum can be!

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Having read many reviews we decided to visit the museum before looking around the red light district properly. The staff were friendly and helpful. The museum itself was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having read many reviews we decided to visit the museum before looking around the red light district properly. The staff were friendly and helpful. The museum itself was very interesting, the personal audio guides were also very good! There were great photo opportunities and interesting facts and stories available. Would definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So I'm sure everyone will have heard of the Sex Museum, we were going to go, but the queue was always out of the door. I saw this place on Google Maps so we came to have a look...no queue. I am glad we did, I don't know what the Sex Museum holds as we never made it back, but... More 

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Thank Sebastian H
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was very interesting and worth the money to pass time on for the night on the town. Very informative, gave a true insight to being a working girl - some things were quite upsetting. Some of the experiences the girls go through must be terrifying. Quite interactive, we were playing with the whips and chains they had there. And of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was skeptical about going to visit this museum as I'd heard bad things about the sex museum and wasn't sure if this would be similar. Instead, it was so fascinating and informative. It gives a holistic behind the scenes view on the red light district. There are stories from people involved in the district, information on the laws surrounding... More 

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Thank Emily C
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is better than i had expected! The rooms are all done up well, and on the walls is lots of information (facts about the red light district, stories etc) and gives you an insight into the life of a sex worker. We didn't get an audio guide and don't feel like we missed anything.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this museum brilliant. Very informative of the working girls providing alot of personal stories and experiences of prositition. Would recommend to others to visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really well done! Way better than I was expecting. Answers every question you can imagine, is interactive and bigger than expected. I got the audio which was pointless as the music and other people talking was so loud that I couldn't hear it anyway. A great attraction. Fully recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was fun and interesting visiting the museum. It also gave me a better understanding about the red light district and prostitution here in Amsterdam! For those open minded, it's a great way to learn how this business works in Amsterdam & hear real live experiences... and since you can't actually take pictures in the Red light district, you get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want something that truly captures the essence of the red light district in an informative but highly interesting way then look no further. This place is a great peek into what goes on behind the red lights and how the industry works. There's no smoke and mirrors, the truth of what goes on is clearly on display and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative , lots of anecdotes, interesting info about the history and the way Red Light district operates , definitely worth a visit , audio is worth the extra money

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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