The world’s first museum of prostitution

Of course, it is the perfect place to open a museum of this type. We refer to Amsterdam and the Red Light Secrets, the first museum of prostitution in the world, which opened its doors yesterday to openly show the backroom of a legalized trade in Holland, although not devoid of social stigma.

Logically, the museum of prostitution is in the Red Light District , where 900 prostitutes work in 276 shop windows. The aim is to show a complete vision of the sex market, without “added romanticism”, as Ilonka Stakelborough, the creator of the Geisha Foundation, which watches over the rights of the sector, explains. Do you want to know about this unique museum in the world.

Objectives of the museum

The museum, located in a former brothel , aims to contribute to the normalization of the trade, whose legalization in 2000 in the Netherlands has had unwanted effects. For example, many students do not want to register as active in the market because that would appear on their curriculum and they decide to work at home. Of course, the museum also aspires to be an experience for the visitor, who has the opportunity to stand in the place of the prostitute inside the window , see the rooms, with their cheap or luxury modality, sadomasochistic instruments and see the fashion of the prostitutes from the twenties to the present.


What the museum hides

After paying a ticket of 7.50 euros at a box office that imitates that of the dating houses of the 50s, the visitor enters the interior of the narrow houses that house the shop windows of the Red Light District, whose origins date back to the end 19th century. Inside you can discover one of the rooms of the brothel, an adjoining room that recreates a room in a club and even a kneeler for the visitor to confess their sins of lust.