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Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution) Tours

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Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution)
Amsterdam is known for its wide streets, classic museums and colorful canals. It is also known for its coffeehouse culture and open-minded approach to both cannabis and prostitution. Visitors flock to see the city’s Red Light District, where prostitution is legal and very much out in the open. Red Light Secrets Museum of Prostitution, located in the heart of the area, is the world’s only museum dedicated to the risque profession—offering an eye-opening look at its history in Amsterdam.

Housed in a traditional 17th-century canal house, the small museum aims to educate curious visitors without entering a brothel. Travelers can examine full-scale replicas of luxury brothel suites and wardrobe displays, while also getting the chance to listen to interviews with prostitutes about their daily lives and step into a florescent, red-lit window. The building itself was once home to an operating brothel, facilitating an authentic experience.

Practical Info

The museum is open daily from 11 am to midnight. Located at the heart of the Red Light District in the city center, it can be found at Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60 and costs 10 euro for admission. It is a five minute walk from the central train station.
Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60H,, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hours: Daily 11am–midnight
Admission: €10
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Amsterdam

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Caitlin_H
, Jun 2020
Good, funny and informative just not much to do there. Staff was very welcoming and kind. Would only do it once.
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it is a very small place , very...
Mark Liao
, Jul 2018
it is a very small place , very limited exhibits, it is not a museum , not worth the money we visited this place 6/20/18. You walked thru narrow nasty ally and stairs with almost no exhibit. All they got is some video and fun staff. We walked through it in 10 minutes. Besides, the place looked messy and disorganized , it is just a make shift place. Not worth the money at all.
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This was ok. Nice explanation of...
Sandra P
, May 2017
This was ok. Nice explanation of prostitution in Amsterdam.No need to pre-book tickets just turn up at the door anytime, no queuing.

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Skip the Line: Red Light Secrets Museum in Amsterdam Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Red Light Secrets Museum in Amsterdam Admission Ticket

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Explore the hidden world of prostitution at the Red Light Secrets Museum in Amsterdam. Head inside the former brothel house, home to the world’s only museum dedicated to prostitution. Trace the history of Amsterdam’s red light district from the 1500s up to and beyond the legalization of prostitution in 2000; sit at a window where prostitutes once advertised their services; see a typical workroom, and learn the secrets of the world’s oldest profession through the real-life anecdotes of those involved.
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Sex Worker Guided Amsterdam Red Light District Walking TourCultural Tours

Sex Worker Guided Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour

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Discover Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District during this small-group guided walking tour. Led by a sex worker, this tour sheds light on the often misunderstood area that has made Amsterdam so famous. She explains all about her job, how prostitution functions in the Netherlands and more while you stroll along the canals and alleyways of the area.
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VIP Guided Red Light District Walking Tour

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Get an insider glimpse into the Amsterdam Red Light district, undoubtedly the city’s most enigmatic neighborhood, on a behind-the-scenes tour that includes a meeting with a worker. Listen to facts and stories about the Red Light District that aren’t in the guidebook and step inside a working brothel for a genuine perspective of the controversial area that’s rarely included on tours of the Red Light District.
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Last Chance!! Amsterdam Red Light District: Guided Night Walk and PartyCultural Tours

Last Chance!! Amsterdam Red Light District: Guided Night Walk and Party

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Explore Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District on an approximately 2-hour guided evening walking tour. Stroll by the red-lit window cabins of the cobbled alleyways of De Wallen, and learn about the area’s history and Amsterdam’s progressive approach to prostitution. Sample a traditional jenever Dutch gin at a distillery. Your guide will make your tour educational and fun, cultivating a party mood while expanding on the area's history.
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1,5 Hour Walking Tour of Amsterdam’s Red Light District With a Local

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Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District is high on the must-see list for first-time visitors, but it can be hard to know where to start without a guide. Discover the best bars, clubs, and coffee shops on this evening walking tour, pass unique sights such as the world’s first condom shop and the Erotic Museum, and learn more about Amsterdam’s free-spirited culture.
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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide. Upgrade your canal cruise with a 1-Day Amsterdam Public Transport ticket which is valid on trams, buses, ferries, and the metro.
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Amsterdam Combo: Red Light Secrets Museum & 1-Hour Canal CruiseDay Cruises

Amsterdam Combo: Red Light Secrets Museum & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Save yourself any travel hassle, and purchase tickets to two popular Amsterdam attractions before you arrive. By booking both simultaneously, you’ll save nearly a quarter on admission costs. First, explore Amsterdam’s picturesque waterways on a canal cruise, which will whisk you past many of the city’s key landmarks and historical merchant houses. Then, learn the stories behind the city’s notorious Red Light District when you visit Red Light Secrets, a one-of-a-kind local museum.
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Amsterdam Red Light District Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl MaxPrivate and Luxury

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Satisfy your curiosity about Amsterdam's notorious Red Light District during this walking tour. With a small group limited to eight people, get to know the history and modern iteration of this urban area, where prostitution and drug consumption are famously legal.
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Combine a walking tour of Amsterdam's Red Light District with skip-the-line access to the popular Van Gogh Museum. First, bypass the crowds to tour the Van Gogh Museum and then learn about the unique culture of the Red Light District. This small-group tour is limited to just eight people, and your museum tickets are good for a full day.
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Amsterdam Red Light District Guided Walking Tour - Private TourPrivate and Luxury

Amsterdam Red Light District Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Explore the epicenters of 'vice' in Amsterdam with this informative and entertaining 2.5-hour guided walking tour of the city's red-light district and its famous coffee-shop culture. Learn about the history of prostitution in Amsterdam and the currently policies about it. And then learn what coffee shop culture is here and the city's relationship with recreational drug usage.
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Combine visits to the Red Light District and the Van Gogh Museum on this half-day private tour. Get skip-the-line access to the popular Van Gogh Museum and learn about the artists proclivities for the same vices that make the Red Light District famous. This private tour ensures personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions.
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We'll meet at Damrak.Then we will get to some hidden streets close to the Red Ligh District, and will snap photos with neon lights background, alleys, underground spots, indoor places etc. We'll take photos around amsterdam hearth amazing spots for create your creative pictures! If you're a photographer I can also offer you a night Workshop Experience in Amsterdam, just send me a message!
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What are Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution) hours of operation?
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Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution) hours of operation: Daily 11am–midnight. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 13 Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution) costs USD 14.97. Guided Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution) tours start around USD 14.97 per person. See all 13 Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution) tickets and tours on Viator.
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