Sex Shops in Amsterdam
The sex shops in Amsterdam are located mostly in or around the Red Light District, and in the vicinity of the Rembrandtplein. Since Dutch see sex as one of the most usual aspect of life and they are ready to accept many different life-styles, there are no moral undertones around the sex industry, with only one condition attached – these places are not meant for minors but only for adults.
B-1 Erotic Shopping Center
Sex shop with immense choice of most unusual, sometimes very vulgar sex toys. Sex cinemas on upper floors, also gay. Address: Reguliersbreestraat 4, 1017 CN Amsterdam (next to the Tuschinski Cinema); phone: +31 20 623 95 46
Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies
The Golden Fleece condom store specializes in condoms, it offers a great variety of them. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 12am - 6pm, Thursday 12 am - 8pm. Address: Warmoesstraat 141 (behind De Bijenkorf department store), 1012 JB Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 627 41 74
Casa Rosso Sex Shops
Two sex shops which are a part of the Casa Rosso company known from erotic live theater, peep shows and the Erotic Museum – all at the same street, in the Red Light District. In stock: sex paraphernalia and a large collection of DVD’s. Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 46 and 76, 1012 DR Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 423 32 05
Erotic Discount Centre
A sex shop in a size of a supermarket with the prices lower than in other shops. Also private video rooms. They publish an Erotic Map of Amsterdam (€ 2,50) listing all sex entertainment institutions. Owned by Casa Rosso Company. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 12 am - 8pm, Thursday 12 am – 9 pm. Address: Lange Nizezel 11, 1012 GS Amsterdam; phone: +31 62 22 67 53
Christine Le Duc
A shop from the large Dutch chain of sex shops established by Christine le Duc (1968), located in the side street from the main shopping street Kalverstraat. The chain has been taken over in 2003 by the largest German sex shops concern - Beate Uhse. A small but open shop with a civilized, modern interior. Good and friendly advice by English speaking personnel. Sexy lingerie, sex-toys and adult DVD’s form the base of the assortment. Open: Mo. - Friday 10am - 9 pm, on Thursday until 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 6 pm. Address: Spui 6, 1012 WZ Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 624 82 65
Christine Le Duc – Amsterdam Noord
Second shop in Amsterdam from the large Christine Le Duc chain, located far from the city center, in the commercial area of the Amsterdam North quarter. As always at Christine Le Duc is civilized atmosphere and friendly nice service. Easy parking. Open: Mo. - Friday 10 am - 8 pm, on Thursday until 9 pm. Address: Buikslotermeerplein. 189-191; 1025 XB Amsterdam-Noord; phone: +31 20 624 82 65
A very small shop full of sex paraphernalia, located in the old, beginning of the 17th century house, on the edge of the Red Light District behind the Beurs van Berlage. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12 am – 8 pm, Thursday: 12 am – 9 pm. Address: Oude Brugsteeg 5, 1012 JG Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 627 34 60
DVD Paradise (Previously Up and Down)
A large selection of DVD’s and sex toys. Also rental of private video cabins. Open daily 10 am - 2 am. Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 135, 1012 ER Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 627 00 76
On old fashioned sex shop opposite the Tuschinski cinema, near the Rembrandtplein. The usual stuff: sex toys and sex videos. Also a cinema. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12 am – 8 pm, Thursday: 12 am – 9 pm. Address: Reguliersbreestraat 7, 1017 CN Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 623 71 38
“The most vibrating shop in town” is their slogan because they specialize in vibrators. Open: seven days a week : 11 am -1 am. Address: Warmoesstraat 62 (corner with Oude Brugsteeg), 1012 JG Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 639 07 35
Beate Uhse (Previously Private Center)
A big sex shop run by Beate Uhse, a publisher of Private magazine and a known producer of porn, located on the street, which extends Kalverstraat direction West. Open: Mo. – Friday: 10 am - 8 pm, on Thursday until 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm. Address: Nieuwendijk 57-59, 1012 MB Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 623 37 75.
Gay and lesbian sex shops:
Cinema and gay sex shop which is run by the same people as Adonis. Tickets to the cinema (€ 8,-) are good the whole day for both. Sex toys, aromas, lubricants, DVD’s. Open: 10 am – 1 am. Address: Spuistraat 21, 1012 SR Amsterdam, (next to the coffee shop Any Day), Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 625 87 97
www.amsterdamgayshop.com (adult content)
Gay men sex toys, leather clothing plus the place for body piercing and tattooing. Open daily 10 am - 1 am.
Address: Warmoesstraat 89, 1012 HZ Amsterdam, phone: +31 20 422 00 03
Gay sex shop (see for info 4 Men). The gay cinema with a darkroom, is one of the biggests and most popular in the town. Open: 10-1; Sunday and Saturday 10-3; Address: Warmoesstraat 92, 1012 JH Amsterdam. phone: +31 20 627 29 59
The oldest, existing more than 25 years, recently thoroughly renovated, gay sex shop and cinema. Address: Kerkstraat 53-55, 1017 GC Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 623 15 48
www.bronx.nl (adult content)
Drake’s gay sex shop
Drake’s of Los Angeles or as it often called by the locals just Drakes is a gay sex shop, bookshop and cinema. It is one of the oldest gay sex shops in town – it has been established by its owner Bill Higgins more than 15 years ago. The shops interior is civilized, spacey and quiet. Drake’s is located in a good neighborhood, in front of the Beurs van Berlage. Cinema is above the shop. Drake’s publishes its own digital newsletter. Open: Monday until Friday 10 am - 5 am. Address: Damrak 61, 1012 LM Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 330 53 18.
www.drakes.nl (adult content)
Female & Partners
A small and quiet sex shop with a gentle, friendly female service, addressed to women and their partners, of both sexes. A very decent atmosphere, a lot of lingerie, party and fetish clothes (latex), unusual vibrators and additionally souvenirs. Owner is Esther, who runs the shop with her female staff since 1994. Open: 11 am - 6 pm, Monday and Sunday 1 pm – 6 pm. Address: Spuistraat 100, 1012 TZ Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 620 91 52;
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