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Erotic Museum

Museums, Specialist interest Red Light District

While the Sex Museum benefits from its Damrak location in terms of passing trade, the Erotic Museum is in the more appropriate location: slap bang in the heart of the Red Light District. That’s not to say, though, that it’s any more authentic, or interesting. Prize exhibits include an odd bicycle-powered dildo and a few of John Lennon’s erotic drawings. Lovers of Bettie Page will enjoy the original photos of the S&M muse on display. Since 2009, it has put on temporary exhibits in the Sexy Art Gallery on the third floor, which raises the game (and, on occasion, the pulse). In general, however, the museum’s name is somewhat inaccurate: despite its best intentions and desperation to shock, it’s as unsexy as can be. All in all, you’re probably best off going to one of the many nearby sex shops for your kicks.


Venue name: Erotic Museum
Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 54

Opening hours: Open 11am-1am Mon-Thur; 11am-2am Fri-Sun..
Transport: No credit cards. Tram 4, 9, 16, 24, 25/Metro Nieuwmarkt.
Price: Admission €7.
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