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Museum Of Prostitution In Amsterdam

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Recently Amsterdam had decided to start a museum about prostitution, which is located in the Wallen or Walletjes, the Red Light District of Amsterdam. It tries to tell the truth and untruth about prostitution.

 

There are neutral articles about the museum in Het Parool and de Volkskrant, two well-known Dutch newspapers that have been reporting about it. The tone in which is this is written is neutral. It tries to give visitors (and possibly punters) an impression about what it is to stand behind a window and seeing men walking by. The men stare, kiss in the air, spit, show their middle finger.

 

I am glad about what the newspapers tell about the museum, because generally I don't believe every word that is printed in the newspaper related to prostitution. Generally most of the articles are about window prostitution, human trafficking, coercion and the like.

 

I would like to visit Amsterdam for it, but I live in the eastern part of the Netherlands so I have to travel by train for about 2 hours. I would like to compare things that I see in the museum, with what I experience as a punter myself.

 

Since I book an escort most of the time and don't visit Red Light Districts of any city I am curious whether the museum tells me about escorting, or whether the information it gives, is limited to street and window prostitution (standing behind a window).

 

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I remember visiting the 3d red-light district they had set up at a huge art gallery in london several years ago. All the papier mache WGs had down turned red gashes for mouths and clear varnish splattered on their faces to make it look like tears. Was so ridiculous that I left..plus I have certain standards in art and Im pretty sure any ten year old could have knocked up that exhibit and done a better job

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There's a museum of sex in Paris too with a big section about sex work. Much of it is nonsense, and offensive nonsense at that, but there was a particularly alluring set of photographs from the early 20th century illustrating how the depraved women working in brothels began to lust after one as a result of being exposed to so much sex. Lots of pretty ladies with Edwardian hairstyles humping one another. I had to be dragged away. 

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I hope that the museum in Amsterdam isn't something like the museums in London and Paris, as you described them, Chloe Kisses and Curious Rose...

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I hope that the museum in Amsterdam isn't something like the museums in London and Paris, as you described them, Chloe Kisses and Curious Rose...

I can't imagine that the Amsterdam one isn't centred around the windows x

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I found Amsterdam very boring and all the girls in the windows looked the same and most of them looked bored as well

I would not like to work there

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I walked once through the Wallen and the girls often smile at me or lick their lips when I walk by a window. They knock at the windows or at their doors hoping that I walk in and pay. They never seem to be bored, but I also know that they are acting because they want to attract men. When they are bored, men will not be encouraged to walk in.

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Amsterdam claims to be have more museums than anywhere else in the world. And after visiting the place, I can tell you it really makes you evaluate what a "museum" is. Any old crap in a glass box, or with a bit of writing next to it, seems to fit that description.

 

I didn't visit the prostitution museum, but did visit the sex museum, which was about 50% pictures of people having sex, about 10% unfinished, and 40% hideously tacky sex things - giant dildos, walking sticks with vaginas on the top of them, and the sort of bawdy cheap animatronics that would have looked rubbish on Weston Pier 30 years ago.

 

I did visit the red light area (which I thought was quite hard to find as every street in Amsterdam looks identical, and I didn't want to ask for directions), and found that although there was a handful of girls at windows who were very good looking, most weren't to my taste. Or it might just be that every window is lit with such horrific neon lights, that I found everything quite unpleasant to look at.

 

Recommend? Not really.

Would I return? Probably not. You cannot get a decent cup of tea, anywhere.

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