Sunday, January 09, 2011

NSFW : The Temple of Venus @ Amsterdam

One of the must visit museums in Amsterdam would of course be the infamous Sex Museum - the ultimate museum for everything from genitals to the different art of love making. This museum here is located in the busiest spot of Amsterdam, at the Damrak street, just in front of the Central Station, at the main street and in the real middle of the traffic madness.



Affectionally called, Sex Museum - Venustemple (The Temple of Venus), this place combines the rich collection of artifacts with the elements of exotic to erotic, historic to hysterical and every possible sex variety existed in this very world!

Before you proceed, I have to warn you again... NOT SAFE FOR WORK
(read at your own risk)


Works of Art on display

As you enter the museum, you are greeted with the plaster figure of Venus at the entry and the full size wax figures of Mata Hari with her male partners. Then on the window display on the right, there is an exhibit of the mannequins dressed in the SM (sadomasochism) costumes. There are a few floors to explore in this what seemed to be a tiny shop along the main streets of Amsterdam.


Admiring the photos on display


The Sex Museum with more than 20 years of its existence, has hundreds of interesting pieces of art, unique objects and rare old photographs, bringing them together in an organized and interesting way.


Lot's of Photography and Paintings of Sex

In the Marquis de Sade room there were repetitive sounds of the steam machine, mixed with woman’s screams of joy coming from the speakers on the ceiling. This old fashioned multimedia approach really amused me. It was rather funny to be listening to the "oohs and aahhs" while looking at the display. My colleague and I laughed and "eewwwwed" at the same time.


The sex icon - Marilyn Monroe

We expect to see some air pumped into her skirt and to revive the "ooohh" moment but it didn't happen. I guess the air pumps were not working when we were there. What a disappointment.


Wait... this chair looks like an erect penis...

Two huge plastic phallus (an erect penis or a penis-shaped object such as a dildo) standing erect will give you an interesting photo opportunity because you are allowed to photograph throughout the whole exhibition. This is of course the best part of the deal because you get to capture some pornography as remembrance!

Perhaps the most horrifying wax figure over there is this...


It will appear and try to grab you!

There are actually lots more but I better not post them all here or else parents would start banning my blog for the obscenity and unsafe materials I posted for underaged readers. Overall, this is definitely an old museum with an interesting collection of the objects about the human sexuality such as art, photographs, artifacts and many other items – all composed in a very old-fashioned presentation.

I hope you didn't get caught while reading this at work. What a post to start with on a Monday huh?!! No more Monday blues...



Don't you just love Amsterdam?
Btw, that lollipop is not for kids. You'd know what I mean...


Opening hours:
Every day (also Monday) 10 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.

Admission: € 3-.

How to get there:
Walk from the Central Station direction Dam (2 minutes) or from the Dam square direction to the station (5 minutes).

Address:
Sex Museum – “Venustempel”
Damrak 18
1015 LH Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 020 622 83 76

Website








21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like those toy, teddy bear museum, etc this museum is a tourist trap.

Anonymous said...

so did u do any comparison with those of your ex?

-ck-

eiling lim said...

Anon: Oh well, you go all the way there and why not pay it a visit. After all it's like once in a lifetime.

Anon: Ooh.. I didn't. Forgot about that!

KY said...

ehhhh wasn't this supposed to be a work trip?!

uLi.佑莉 said...

Nice...sure will give it a visit if I go there :)

thule a.k.a leo said...

I wonder if the govt would consider opening a Temple of Venus here... considering that they want to have sex education in school... LOL!

CUMI & CIKI said...

very nice! good to know that all the "interesting" things are still there LOL!

Anonymous said...

i think a nice girl like eiling would never touch one

Sean said...

heheh, i was here too, but i didn't take any photographs! now you've made me wish that i had posed for some pics too! :D

eiling lim said...

KY: After work cannot visit museums one meh?

uLi: Yes you must... so funny.

Thule: I think there would be many people from you know where objecting this with excuses like haram la, & immoral la...

Cumi & Ciki: Yeah some are interesting but most of them are just photographs.

Anon: Ooh... but I did touch most of them! oops

Sean: You should have at least with the giant phallus

Corgi 1960 said...

I wonder...what Little Red Riding Hood will say at your photo......
my oh my..what a big dicky you sat, Aunty Eiling. hahahahaha

good blog!!!! love it.

suituapui said...

Oh my God!!! The chair!!!! Bet nothing will be good enough for you ever again! Muahahahaha!!!!

eiling lim said...

corgi: who is Little Red Riding Hood?!!

STP: I bet you would want that chair too huh?!!

Anonymous said...

was based at the Dam for a while, but never thought of stepping into this place..it is just so fake+not worth it naaa, sigh. but the Dam gave me damn lotsa memories, it nice, altho i should hv gone around more....blardy work drove me crazy!!!! u should hv detoured to rotterdam+the hague...architecturally astounding at some places.

123

TY said...

Did you went for a try for space cake when you are there ?

Anonymous said...

let's talk about the red light district

eiling lim said...

123: Initially the plan was to go to Rotterdam but the snow was pretty bad and we were afraid that the train services would be disrupted.

TY: No. Apparently I decided not to.

Anon: But I have no pictures of the red light district. It was afterall an eye opening experience for me.

AugustDiners said...

LOL, i like this post instantly with no apparent reasons! :D

eiling lim said...

AugustDiners: hmmm I like you too!

Anonymous said...

What the fuck!!! Sitting in a big Dick!!!

eiling lim said...

Anon: It is not sitting "in" it's sitting "on" the balls. hahaha

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