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Amsterdam Peep Show

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Amsterdam Peep Show At Night

(This article was last updated on the 17th of October, 2018.)

Amsterdam Red Light District Peep Show

This Amsterdam Peep Show is located in the heart of the Red Light District. For those who don’t know what a peep show is: A peep show is a theater in which the paying visitor (almost always male) gets to see a person that takes explicit sexual poses.  It offers a variety of sex shows which can be viewed from a small cabin (or booth) which allows one or two persons. The visitor needs to insert a couple of Euros to start the erotic entertainment show. The customer pays per minute. In Sex Palace Peep Show Amsterdam it’s two Euro per two minutes.

Amsterdam Peep Show
This is what the front of this sex show in Amsterdam looks like.

The performers (mostly female) standing behind the windows are switched every 10 minutes. So every 10 minutes there’s a new erotic performer. Most of the cabins are faced towards one performer, which means that there are several visitors who can enjoy the same performer. It’s possible to get a private booth with the performer, obviously for a higher rate. In these private cabins, the visitor and the performer are still separated by a window, but in these cabins they can give each others certain instructions.

Peep Show Definition:

“an erotic or pornographic film/ life performance viewed from a coin-operated booth.”

Amsterdam Peep Show Booth
A look inside one of the many peep show booths.

The Last Amsterdam Peep Show

In April 2014, the Amsterdam Peep Show announced that it will close its doors. An employee told us that they don’t know when it will be closed.  According to the Dutch newspaper  “Het Parool” this is last peep show of Amsterdam, according to “De Telegraaf” and Vice the Amsterdam Peep Show is even the last one of its kind in the Netherlands! Did you know that this place was founded in the 1970’s – more than 40 years ago? It was a revolution back then. Before its introduction, men (and perhaps some women) visited the Red Light District – an area focused on erotic entertainment – and went to sex stores to buy porn magazines. In that time, there was no porn on television. This is why the sex stores did such good business. So, when the video peep shows were introduced that was a real invention.

Amsterdam Peep Show Affected By Online Pornography

Unfortunately, this sex show was and is being affected by the introduction of (free) online porn. Before the introduction of the internet, this place was having its golden years. Guys went to a bar, then to this erotic show for a warming-up and afterwards they’d perhaps visit a prostitute in the Red Light District.

Amsterdam Peep Show Performers
Don’t forget to check out the other great sex clubs in Amsterdam: La Vie En ProostMoulin Rouge Amsterdam, Casa Rosso, Hospital BarThe Bananenbar

Are you planning a visit to Amsterdam? And are you looking for fun things to do in the Red Light District? Let a local Dutch guide show you around in the oldest area of Amsterdam. During our tour we’ll show you the Sex Palace Peep Show, the last one in town. Experience something which has been part of Amsterdam for decades for yourself!

Amsterdam Peep Show Inside
This is what the world of porn looked like before the introduction of the internet: Old school video-booths.

It also offers around 400 different porn videos. So perhaps you’re asking yourself right now; “why would anybody go here to see porn?” Good question, especially nowadays with the massive availability of online erotic entertainment. Well, the owner says that’s because some people aren’t allowed to watch porn at home. Therefor they come here. LOL 😉 Next to that, it’s a lot of fun to see this place in Amsterdam’s Red Light District! It’s weird, it’s awkward… it’s THE place for a good laugh!

Amsterdam Peep Show Inside Area

There used to be six peep shows in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, Amsterdam Peep Show is the last one of its kind and it’s located on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in the Red Light District.

Amsterdam Peep Show Owner Jan van Otten

The current owner of the last Peep Show in Amsterdam is Jan van Otten. He started out as a bouncer for the famous sex club Casa Rosso. Later on in his career he got the opportunity to buy Casa Rosso and other sex clubs like the Peep Show. Van Otten has stated that he wants to transform this place into a luxurious exclusive night club. The new night club in the Red Light District will be named “Muze”, according to van Otten. Amsterdam Peep Show Jan Otten
“Mr. Red Light District”, Jan van Otten in his Peep Show.

You can now hear Jan van Otten himself talk about his Amsterdam Peep Show with our Audio Tour App.

The Amsterdam Peep Show Owner Taks During Our Audio Tour

“On the left side we have 8 live show cabins placed in a circle around a stage where you can get a peep at the live show that is going on at that moment. Usually it is one female stripper, but once an hour you can see a couple in action. If you put 2 euro into the coin slot, the window will rise for 2 minutes. It is the most easily accessible entertainment in the area, so for a lot of people it stills the hunger/need for excitement they get in this area somewhat. But, you can also see the other people who are watching the show, so I guess they are not really used for masturbation that much right?”

Amsterdam Peep Show Artwork
Interior artwork at Amsterdam’s last peep show.

During our walking tours we see this place. Wanna experience this peep show before it closes? Join our fascinating Red Light District tours, before it’s gone forever!

Others who read this article also read this Interview with a Stripper who Worked here in the 1990’s and An Exclusive Interview with a Dutch Prostitute in Amsterdam

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12 Responses to Amsterdam Peep Show

  1. indra Bhushan says:

    sex and enjoy.

  2. anu says:

    sex enjoy happy life

  3. Laurens says:

    How long do the girl performers work at sex palace for?

  4. Laurens says:

    When is sex palace peep show closing down

  5. james wilson says:

    i used to perform at the sex palace peepshow 1992-1999. I was the male half of the live sex show. when I started it was a 15 minute sex show 14 times every day for two weeks. then we would move onto other peepshows in Brussels; Antwerp; Hanover; Lisbon; etc.
    the longest stint I did was 13 weeks. and in Hanover we did 19 shows per day mon-fri; Saturday was 11 shows and Sunday was 7 shows.
    it was a great life and good money for doing something that we realy enjoyed.
    I miss the place.
    I haven’t been back since 1999; but hope to visit as a tourist next year.
    if any other English performers read this please message me.

  6. jimmy wilson says:

    It would be sad to see the end of the sex palace peepshow in Amsterdam: I spent many months over a period of seven years with two different female partners performing live sex shows there.
    I also performed in the Kerksplein and Nieuendyke peepshows.
    Can anyone please tell me when the first live sex shows between a man and a woman were performed in Amsterdam and Belgium

  7. Jessi says:

    Going to Sex Palace between July 1-4. When do the man/woman show start? Went once, loved it but second time was only a woman posing.

    • jimmy wilson says:

      I don’t think that they do peepshow anymore.
      Let me know how your time there went.

    • jimmy says:

      hi Jessi.
      when i was doing the live sex shows at the sex palace during the 90s, it used to be on the hour lasting for 15 mins and we used to do 14 shows per day.
      The kerksplein peepshow- Which used to be a 5 min walk away- used to be on the half hour.
      How did you enjoy the experience?

  8. jimmt wilson says:

    I’m not sure that it is no longer a peepshow.
    i spent a lot of timr there.and enjoyed every minute.
    I wish that i could do it all again.

  9. Stephen says:

    Are these shows still available and are they on during the day 👍👍 is it male and female

  10. Jari Kärkkäinen says:

    If I want to use prostitues. How can I Works?

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