“Welcome to the Museum of Prostitution in Amsterdam,” says, Inga, a veteran Russian whore on the video screen at the door. Remember her because she’ll be telling you a lot of her personal stories as she guides you inside. She tells stories with spunk and sass – so don’t mess up with her. Make sure to have the audio guide and she’ll personally spill all the secrets of the Red Lights District.
This Museum of Prostitution is the only one in the world. It’s right in the middle of where prostitution happens in Amsterdam. It’s a small museum but a very informative one. Inside, you can write your own dirty little secrets, too. 😉
What’s in a Name? Prostitutes are called in with a lot of names: slut, whore, bitch, hooker, streetwalker, tart, harlot, courtesan. And many more.
Audio Tour. Get that audio guide. You’ll never regret paying an extra tiny fee (1.50 euros more). Inga will tell you all the secrets of the Red Light District and acquaint you how prostitutes are treated in Netherlands. She says it like it is – in a fun, interesting way.
Do You Know? Prostitution, they say, is the oldest profession in the world. It is legal in Amsterdam and prostitutes pay taxes, too, like the rest of its citizens. They have health care coverage and they’re protected by law, too.
This Museum is Not For. Obviously, this is not for hardcore religious fanatics. You need an open mind to understand the world of prostitution. Leave your judgment at the door and claim it back (should you decide) when you get out. But, I guarantee that after seeing everything inside, you’ll never see prostitutes the way you did before. If you still refuse to understand their world, then, I guess, you’re just plain hypocritical. Or sanctimonous?
How much? I think you need to scroll down to find the answers to that.
How many? There are 290 red light windows in Amsterdam. And out of respect, do not take photos when you’re right in front of the women. They’d hide for sure when they see you doing that. Don’t be that tourist! 😀
Why are they doing that? There are many reasons. There are reasons you already know about and there are some that would surprise you. That’s why, it’s important that you need to get that audio guide.
Once you read and enter this door, you’ll find things in a room where all the “actions” happen.
Paraphernalia for plays and other interests of the customers are prepared and ready. It’s also a must that both parties are safe. And guess what, a mobile phone is an important gadget in the business, too.
And of course, cleanliness is next to godliness, right? 😉
You can do it in bed.
Or in a tub, too.
You wanna play?
I think you’d need these. 😉
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Inside, you’re free to write your naughty / dirty little secrets.
You can also take a quiz! What is about? Secret….. 😉
There’s a tiny space dedicated to the ones who lost while doing their job or because of their job. The things you’ll see here are owned by those who passed away.
Before you go out, use/wear these accessories and sit by the window. Sell yourself like you’re one of those window girls.
I stayed Budget Hostel Heart of Amsterdam. It’s right at the heart of the Red Lights District. In fact from my window on the second floor, I could see two window girls across the street at night. It’s an ok hostel and the staff are ok, too. I chose this one because it’s walkable to the train station which is important because I had an early flight back to Toronto. You can book it through Booking.com.