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Amsterdam Peep Show

Posted on: octobre 31, 2014


Amsterdam Peep Show At Night

Amsterdam Peep Show in Red Light District

(This article was last updated on 13 October 2020)

Peep Show Meaning

The Dutch dictionary Van Dale gives the following definition of a peep show:

A sexual arousal show of a naked woman (man) who, in exchange for coins, can be watched through the viewing window of a booth.

This Amsterdam Peep Show is located on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in the heart of the Red Light District. A peep show is a theater in which the paying visitor can see several erotic performers. 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 at least two euro to start the strip show. In Amsterdam Peep Show Sex Palace it’s two Euro per two minutes.

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Amsterdam Peep Show fun fact: If you look closely you can see apartments above this sex show. People live there.

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.”

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One of the 12 cabins. Insert two euros in the slot and you can watch for two minutes.

Last One In Town

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  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.

Affected By Online Porn

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
There are five female strippers and one couple inside the Amsterdam Peep Show.

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 tours we show the Sex Palace Peep Show – the very last one in town. Experience something which has been part of Amsterdam for decades for yourself!

Amsterdam Peep Show Inside
Old school video-booths can be found on the right side of the venue.

It also offers around 400 different porn videos. So perhaps you’re asking yourself right now; “Why would anybody go inside here to see video porn?” Good question! Especially nowadays with the massive availability of online erotic entertainment on internet. Well, the owner says that’s because some people aren’t allowed to watch porn at home. Therefor they come here – literally. 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 unique… it’s THE place for a good laugh!

Amsterdam Peep Show Inside Cabins

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.

Red Light District Entrepreneur 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.

Jan Otten
Jan Otten owns five sex shows in Amsterdam, including the Sex Palace Peep Show.

You can now hear Jan van Otten himself talk about his Amsterdam Peep Show in our audio tour app.

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In the Amsterdam Audio Tours app, Jan Otten and 21 other experts share their knowledge about the Red Light District. The audio tour last approximately 100 minutes and gives a very interesting explanation on Amsterdam’s most fascinating area. You can listen to it from home, in your hotel or in the Red Light District of course.

Amsterdam Peep Show Owner in Audio Tour

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Jan Otten: “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. They’ll have sex with each other while others can watch the live show via the peep cabins.

If you put 2 euro into the coin slot, the window will rise for 2 minutes. It is the most accessible sex show in Amsterdam. So for a lot of people it stills the 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?

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Do you want to know where to find all the sex shows, what happens inside and what they cost? We listed the 10 best sex shows in Amsterdam with male and female strippers. The list includes one just for the ladies. Check it out!

10 SEX SHOWS IN AMSTERDAM >

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18 Responses to Amsterdam Peep Show

  1. indra Bhushan dit :

    sex and enjoy.

  2. anu dit :

    sex enjoy happy life

  3. Laurens dit :

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

  4. Laurens dit :

    When is sex palace peep show closing down

  5. james wilson dit :

    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 dit :

    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 dit :

    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 dit :

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

    • jimmy dit :

      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 dit :

    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 dit :

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

  10. Jari Kärkkäinen dit :

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

  11. Kevin dit :

    Hello guys

    We are a couple that want to act at peepshows and live sex shows, new at “this world” but very happy to get involved with. Any idea where to start or where could be go?
    Many thanks in advance

  12. Kevin dit :

    Hello guys

    We are a couple that wants to act at peepshows and live sex shows, new at “this world” but very happy to get involved with. Any idea where to start or where could go?

    Many thanks in advance

  13. […] during the autumn season. This street offers most window brothels and most sex shows, like the Sex Palace Peep Show, Casa Rosso, the Moulin Rouge, etc. Here one can also find the Museum of Prostitution and the […]

  14. BreastLover dit :

    Can you masturbate in the peep show?

  15. Emma dit :

    I went in a skirt and played with myself 😆 suppose it’s harder for guys😁

  16. Jimmy wilson dit :

    Which peeps how did you go to?
    When was it?

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