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Sexmuseum, Amsterdam

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View the history of sensuality and sex through the ages at Sexmuseum, the oldest sex museum in the world. The museum's name means "temple of Venus" and refers to the goddess who represents love and sexuality in Roman and Greek mythology. Walk through this museum, housed in a 17th-century building on the Damrak, and see its impressive permanent exhibit of erotica, which was personally collected by the museum owners. Expect a few laughs and surprises along the way. Arrange your visit to Sexmuseum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.
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  • Definitely not among the stages a must when you go to Amsterdam! No biggie, but given the Museum entrance fee (5 €), you can also do it!
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  • About 7 euros each to get in. Not what you would expect, a lot of art work, pictures and sculptures on how other countries and periods of time view(ed) sex. There were some sketches by Pablo Picasso w...  more »
  • Average Museum worth no more than € 5 may be forgotten during a short stay in Amsterdam that will be too bad...
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  • Curiosity got the better of me and decided to visit this museum. In true Dutch style the displays were varied and well laid out. Although there was some pornographic material on display if was tastefully displayed , amongst other items used for sexual pleasure. Well worth the visit and opened my eyes to several new discoveries.
  • Friendly staff with a good collection of sex throughout the ages. It has a positive message with some fun displays that make it seem like a carnival. Too many tourists use this as their last stop before leaving and you can easily trip over the luggage they've brought with them.
  • Went here by accident as didn't fancy BodyWorx where friends had gone and walked past this about 5 buildings down by chance. It was only 4 euros entrance and you walk around at your own pace. Its not exactly up to date and its x rated at many points, but its a varied museum of sex through the decades. Theres minor historical value in here but mostly its tourist fun with definitely a load of questionable dummy effects in sexual positions/acts. It could be a horror house if it was any darker at times. Still had a laugh and killed some time.
  • Pretty decent stop about the history of sex in its many forms. This place only cost 4 euros and they only take cash. It shouldn't take more than 15-20 min.
  • For 4 euros, it's definitely worth the money. Have an open mind however. Also, one or two of the 'attractions' didn't work but not enough to complain about I feel.