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Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution)
Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution)

Red Light Secrets (Museum of Prostitution)

Daily 11am–midnight
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60H,, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The basics

Discover the secrets of one of the world’s oldest professions with a tour of the Red Light Secrets Museum. Tour the museum on your own or as part of a walking tour of Amsterdam’s Red Light District also known as De Wallen. Purchase tickets in advance to save on museum admission or get discounted admission with the I amsterdam City Card at the museum.

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Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
$14.99 per adult
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Amazing
It was amazing very helpful staff it was very interesting to know the back ground of the city the canals are just beautiful
Emma_B, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

star-5
Excellent.
George_D, Jun 2022
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
Very interesting and informative. The audio guide provided was both interesting and quite entertaining. All in a very good presentation. Takes roughly 4( mins to complete the trip or a little longer if busy.
star-5
No wait line. English...
Chrystalla_V, Apr 2022
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
No wait line. English guide. Very interresting stories and information that can change the way we think of prostitution.
star-4
insightful
Eugenia_O, Apr 2022
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
It was a really insightful tour.Good to hear accounts of real prostitutes life experiences and memoirs
star-5
Well worth a visit
Karen_C, Mar 2022
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
The audio was amazing, both informative and amusing. The ladies give an invaluable service. I wish this was legal in the UK.
star-5
19.02.20220
Beate_B, Feb 2022
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
I was visiting Amsterdam for only four days and it was raining and storming all the time. The Red Light Secrets Museum was a nice way to to finish a rainy day in the city full of stories!
star-5
The oldest profession
Christine_M, Nov 2021
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
Interesting and informative and the booklet we received was a plus. Since in a lot of ways, legal prostitution is what Amsterdam is known for, I would recommend to anyone coming for a visit
star-5
Well versed guide!
Jessica_C, Sep 2021
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
Mark was a fantastic guide telling us the history and answering all of our questions about the Red Light District. We highly recommend him for many tours in Amsterdam!
star-5
Enjoyable
Sheri_M, Sep 2021
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
Found it very interesting and thought provoking well worth a visit and then walk down red light district after
star-4
Tiny but intriguing
AMY_B, Sep 2021
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
The museum is very interesting and full of information but is very small, I read everything and watched all the videos and still managed it in 30 mins.
star-5
Nice little museum
Christian, Sep 2020
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
Beautiful museum about the history of Prostitution - free audio tour available in different languages - nice personal
star-5
Fun
Caitlin_H, Jun 2020
Red Light Secrets: Museum of Prostitution Amsterdam
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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Things to know before you go

  • Visit the world’s only prostitution museum housed in a former brothel.
  • Hear real-life stories from sex workers in their own words.
  • Experience what it’s like to sit behind one of Amsterdam’s famous windows.
  • If weary about exploring the Red Light District on your own, consider taking a guided walking tour.
  • Red Light District tours are only suitable for adults and some tours may require proof of age.
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How to get there

The Red Light Secrets Museum is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District just steps from the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam’s oldest church. The museum is only a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station and 5-minutes from Dam Square. From anywhere in central Amsterdam, take tram lines 4, 14, or 24 to Dam Square or take the metro to Nieuwmarkt.

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When to get there

Amsterdam’s prostitution museum is open daily from 10am until midnight. If you’re a solo traveler or apprehensive about visiting Amsterdam’s Red Light District, visit during the daylight hours before the district really comes to life. If you’re curious to see the district in action, the best time to visit is in the early evening before it gets too crowded, but you still get to see the red neon windows lit up at night.

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Attractions in the Amsterdam Red Light District

Amsterdam’s Red Light District is more than just brothels and sex shops; it’s the oldest part of the city filled with gorgeous architecture and historic sites. Amsterdam’s oldest church, the Oude Kerk, is located in the center of it all and you can climb the church tower for fantastic views of the city. Attractions such as the Amsterdam Dungeon, Body Worlds, and the Rembrandt House all border the district.

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