There are many awesome museums to check out in Amsterdam that cover a whole wide of different interests people may have. There’s the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Rembrandt House Museum, Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam Cheese Museum, Museum of Prostitution, Torture Museum, and Houseboat Museum among many others.
With only less than 24 hours in Amsterdam, I did not have time to check out as many museums as I can but I did manage to spare about an hour or so to check out Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel, the first and oldest sex museum in the world.
My friend, Geoffrey, and I were walking aimlessly on the streets of Amsterdam while eating frites when we saw the Sex Museum on Damrak Street. We debated whether or not to check it out but eventually decided we might as well so we did.
Entrance to the museum costs €4 or approximately CAD$6.02 (back in July/August 2015). For that price, I highly recommend checking it out but you do have to be at least 16 years of age (and don’t be a prude).
I did not know what to expect to see inside but we were definitely in for a treat. There was this figure of a man wearing a coat and will suddenly move and flash you as you walk pass it which definitely made Geoffrey’s day. I never saw him giggle that hard the entire trip we were together. There were also a lot of paintings, figures, photographs, recordings, and other unique art that showcase and highlight one of mankind’s favourite activity throughout history. My favourite part of the museum was the really huge plastic phallus standing erect.
Did I learn anything from the museum? Hmmm, not really but did I enjoy it? Uhm, yes!
Hours: Sunday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.