Red Light Secrets | Museum of Prostitution

Step into an intriguing world that remains hidden for most and discover the secrets of the Amsterdam Red Light District in the world’s only Museum of Prostitution.
The must see attraction of Amsterdam!

Museum of Prostitution

Museum of Prostitution

In the middle of the old centre of Amsterdam, the Red Light district, you’ll find an intriguing attraction about the oldest profession in the world. In Red Light Secrets, Museum of Prostitution. Step into a world that remains hidden for most. Experience how it feels to sit ‘in the window’and listen to the secrets of the ladies themselves. Making pictures of you and your friends is part of the entertainment. Share the fun on #redlightsecrets or check out some reviews of previous visitors!

More about the museum

Top 5 reasons to visit

Top 5 reasons to visit
  • Unique chance to peek inside the hidden world of prostitution in a 17th century monumental canal house
  • Ideally located in the center of Amsterdam and the center of the Red Light District
  • Experience how it feels to ‘sit behind a window’, photos allowed!
  • A hands on approach to learning about the history of prostitution
  • An eye opening glance into the secrets of the famous Red Light District
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Practical information

Practical information

Everything you need to plan and book this entertaining and educating attraction. The museum is located around the corner of the Old Church, the oldest building in Amsterdam (ca. 1213) and situated right in the centre of De Wallen, the most famous Red Light District. It is also the absolute city centre of Amsterdam. Walking distance from the Central Station and the Dam Square is 5 min.  Open daily from 11:00 – 0:00h.

Plan your visit
"Window on the world of prostitution in Amsterdam"
Europe's first museum devoted to the subject of prostitution has opened in Amsterdam.

The organisers behind Red Light Secrets say they want people to learn how the sex industry works without them having to visit a prostitute.
BBC News Reviews & press
"This is a must!"
Visited this week, and this is a must as its extremely interesting to find out the secrets of the famous Red Light District. Its cheap to visit and there are toilets there too which were handy.
Sarah E | Senior Contributor
Reviews & press
"Quite moving!"
Such a refreshing place to visit after being dragged around all the arty farty museums by my other half. Liked the little short film at the beginning :) also found it quite emotional with the prostitutes own pieces in there.
blondy_fliss_1992 | Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviews & press
"A great insight"
A brilliant insight into the in's and out's of the red light district where you find out a huge amount of information about what the girls charge and how long this activity has been going on for - it will open your eyes!
Clar61 | Dublin, Ireland | Top Contributor
Reviews & press
"Such a laugh..but very interesting"
What a laugh we had looking out the window looking for business. . Fun aside this museum is very interesting .. a day in the life of a prostitute. . The museum shows you everything you need to know well worth a visit!
Fowler K | Senior Contributor
Reviews & press
"Red Light Secrets in Lonely Planet"
Red Light Secrets gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse and insight into the profession.

Lonely Planet Reviews & press
"Well worth a visit! Really interesting!"
We visited after reading so many good reviews on Tripadvisor. It's not pricey at all - we were around 8 euros each. I was amazed at some of the facts and loved seeing the mock rooms and windows. After leaving I felt so differently about the red light district and the women who work there - a must see!
BelliniGirl90 | Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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