A lot of tourists visit Amsterdam and are fascinated with the lives and livelihoods of prostitutes who have worked the Red Light District for years. The Museum of Prostitution – Red Light Secrets is a “must visit” for these curious minds!
Red Light Secrets is the world’s first and only museum of prostitution. It is located at the very centre of the famous Red Light District in Amsterdam and offers a unique peek into the ins and outs of the world’s oldest profession. This museum is housed in a historical 17th-century canal house and is one of the Amsterdam’s top attractions. A very educational museum and the perfect place to discover the hidden world behind the industry, learn about the trade from first-hand accounts by the working girls themselves and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into this fascinating topic.
Red Light Secrets is a former brothel in a 17th-century monumental canal house. Ideally located in the centre of the Red Light District. Around the corner of the Old Church, the oldest building in Amsterdam (ca. 1213).
The museum is home to a lot of information on the good and the bad sides of the business. A short film introduces tourists to the other aspects of the Red Light District, which is much more than just a neighbourhood for paid sex. There are also different rooms for different types of experiences. A confessional wall where tourists can write their deepest sex secrets, some of which make the confessional wall, with no names of course. There is also a front room where you can sit in the window and pretend to be a working girl.
Buy your tickets and make sure you visit this museum. It provides some insight into what the life of a sex worker in Amsterdam is like.
Red Light Secrets Amsterdam Opening Hours
Red Light Secrets Museum is open daily from 11.00 – 00.00 h.
Note: The last admission is at 23:00 h.
Special opening hours:
December 25th: 11.00 – 18.00 h.
December 31st: 11.00 – 18.00 h.
|Sunday till Thursday||11:00 – 00:00|
|Friday and Saturday||11:00 – 00:00|
Red Light Secrets Amsterdam tickets, prices and discounts
Tickets are available at a entrance of the museum, but purchasing them online is cheaper. The tickets are open tickets, meaning visitors can use them whenever they choose to. It is very important to always check the opening times before heading to the museum. Tickets don’t necessarily have to be printed out and as long as the PDF version is on a mobile phone or a tablet, it is enough to guarantee entry.
Note: Minors under 18 are not allowed inside the museum. Identity Cards must be shown upon request.
Red Light Secrets FAQ
Can I use my ticket anytime I want?
Yes, it is an open ticket. This means you are free to use it whenever you want.
Is the Red Light Secrets Museum wheelchair accessible?
No, unfortunately, the museum isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Are children allowed into the museum?
No, minors under 18 are not allowed in.
Address, Contact Information and Route to the Red Light Secrets
The Museum of Prostitution – Red Light Secrets is located in the Red Light District area. The easiest way to get there from the Amsterdam Central Station is by foot. It’s only a 10-minute walk from the central station.
Red Light Secrets Amsterdam
Public transport to the Red Light Secrets Museum
The Museum of Prostitution – Red Light Secrets Amsterdam is located in the very heart of the Amsterdam Red Light District. It is just a 10-minute walk from the Amsterdam Central Station.
From Amsterdam Central Station to the Red Light Secret Amsterdam:
- Metro 51, 53 and 54. Stop at Nieuwmarkt and walk to the Red Light District.
From Amsterdam Leidseplein:
- Tram 1, heading to Centraal Station
- Tram 2, heading to Centraal Station
- Tram 5, heading to Centraal Station
Stop at Dam Square and walk to the Red Light District Area. It’s just a 10-minute walk from the Dam Square.
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