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Must visit place in Amsterdam Museum of prostitution: red light secrets

Must visit place in Amsterdam Museum of prostitution: red light secretsRed Light Secrets Museum of prostitution in Amsterdam
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For starters, the Red Light Secrets museum in Amsterdam is beautiful.

For starters, the Red Light Secrets museum in Amsterdam is beautiful. Set against the picturesque canals and brick houses of the city, it is located in a one-time brothel. Inga, a Russian prostitute, will voice the audio tour. Her insight combines her experiences with the profession's past in the capital area of The Netherlands. Prostitution here is legal and subject to strict rules and norms. Sex workers pay the taxes, receive health insurance coverage and are eligible for unemployment benefits, Inga says. Her tour will take you through the various' departments' of a typical city brothel.

The Office is where prostitutes and brothel owners make the deals. Depending on the location, size, decoration and frills such as free champagne for guests, a room can cost as much as 300 € a day. And then there is the Window, the quintessential feature of the red-light district in Amsterdam. You can play the part yourself here– looking out into the street and posing (if you like) for a sense of what it really is want to be your own brand, company and executive in the business. It's also a chance to get a relatively uncommon shot, as photography of these windows is prohibited throughout the region.


The Studio is the museum's loveliest part. This is the private space of the sex worker: usually, a high-end bathroom and dressing room with enough make-up and toiletries to equal the Duty Free section of the airport. Then there is the room of Masochism, that looks straight out of Grey's Fifty Shades. A dim show room reminds you of the trade's dark side. Every year more than 100 prostitutes are assassinated at work in Amsterdam, Inga tells you.

The department Lost and Found will make you want to weep and laugh at the same time. What's left for customers? Including dentures to walking sticks, everything. A Wall of Confession helps customers to leave comments. All over the world, there are sex museums, but this one is less biological, and more cultural. It is a celebration of sex, commerce and free will. And a place to make memories unlike any other in the world

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