Amsterdam Banana Bar
The Banana Bar, called the Bananenbar in Dutch, is one of the most popular sex clubs in the Red Light District and the original location of the infamous Amsterdam banana show. The rather narrow bar can easily be spotted by the neon banana over the door, which can be seen from quite a distance, and the illustrations of women in erotic poses that take the place of windows in the building.
The Banana Bar is not only the most famous of the Amsterdam Red Light District adult bars, but also the most well set for and accommodating of bachelor parties and other events involving large groups of men. If you're looking for an erotic thrill with a partner or a more intimate evening with one or two friends, then this is possibly not the place for you.
The Banana Bar
The oldest and most well known part of the Banana Bar is the bar itself. The bar is not set up like typical Amsterdam sex shows; there is no stage with performers but rather you will find willing ladies serving as waitresses that also have a few extra tricks up their rather skimpy sleeves. These girls move between tables serving drinks free of charge, but the extra costs arrive when asked to perform their particular parlor tricks, which are after all the bar's main attraction. Different girls have different things they can do, ranging from the famous banana tricks to shows involving massage oil, vibrators and the most unique way you will ever see a postcard written on in your life.
Banana Bar Prices
Entrance to this part of the Banana Bar can seem a little steep at EUR 50 per person for one hour, but it is worth keeping in mind that this price includes unlimited drinks while you are there. Each trick requested of a girl will come with an additional cost, which can be just as high as the entrance fee, so be prepared to lighten your wallet. After the hour is up, patrons are called, much like at an ice skating rink, and asked to leave. You can always choose to pay again and stay another hour, but by this time the bar's attractions have probably all been sampled.
The Banana Club
A recent addition to the Banana Bar is the Banana Club, a strip club built along more familiar lines. Here you will find a pole dancing area where strippers dance and perform for the audience in a much less graphic manner than in the attached bar. Pole dances, table dances and lap dances can all be ordered from the girls as can drinks, although the drinks here must be paid for.
The Banana Club is much more relaxed than the bar and more suited to groups of mixed genders as well as small groups or couples looking for a little titillation. The entrance fee is also much lower here, at EUR 10 for an unlimited time. You may find that with drinks costs and dances being charged separately, you end up paying just as much as for an hour in the Amsterdam Banana Bar, however.
Banana Bar, Amsterdam
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 37
020 627 8954
Sun - Thurs: 8pm - 2am
Fri, Sat: 8pm - 3am