Yab Yum Museum was once a famous and exclusive brothel in Amsterdam. It was founded in 1978, for rich people. Customers had to thousand of euros to be entertained with a lady. Next to the hourly rate, the sex workers were also rewarded with a commissions on the champagne. Yab Yum was very luxurious, it had a fine interior and was located in the heart of the city. In September 2013, the former brothel was turned into a museum.
Did you know that Amsterdam has three Red Light District area’s? The biggest one is just next to Central Station. The other Red Light District’s area located in the south of Amsterdam (Ruysdaelkade) and in the city centre (Singel street). Most people go the biggest Red Light District, next to Central Station. The other RLD’s are more popular among the locals.
The Yab Yum Museum is situated on the Singel street, just 10 minutes away from Amsterdam’s Dam Square. Not many people know this museum, because it’s a bit hidden and because it’s relatively new.
– Wednesdays till Sundays
– Between 11 AM and 18 PM
– Tour former employee Yab Yum: Saturdays & Sundays
Combine a visit to this famous brothel with a Red Light District Tour. A local guide will show you around in the Red Light District and take you to the Yab Yum Museum. We’ll be walking through the Red Light District on the Singel street, an area where not many tourist go to. You’ll get to see many brothels, street art, cannabis coffeeshops, 17th century buildings, canals and some really good old bars.
Price: 30 Euro p.p.
Duration: 2 hours
Including: Entrance Yab Yum Museum Amsterdam & tour.
Meeting point: Dam Square, 2 meters in front of the National Monument
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