Amsterdam Sports and Fun Museums
Every year millions of visitors come to Amsterdam and while most of them visit three major museums of reputation: the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum, there are also other museums and galleries far less known. They make an effort to entertain tourists using the formula of an attraction park. Most popular among them is Madame Tussauds, but there are also other shows: Heineken Experience demonstrating the production of the famous beer, tries to entertain and to promote the brand. The famous Amsterdam Football Club Ajax, has opened for its fans the possibility of visiting its stadium - the Amsterdam Arena. But do not expect Sex Museum, Erotic Museum, Hash and Marijuana Museum or Torture Museum to be overly scientific, because their aim is first of all to entertain.
Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam
An old brewery in the home town of the producer of one of the world’s favorite beers, operates today as the Heineken company museum and an amusement gallery for the adult beer lovers. While the museum exhibit and the old brewery are impressive, on top of Heineken pilsner, which always tastes excellent, you may also like the Heineken Experience attractions.
Dam 20, 1012 NP Amsterdam
A large indoor amusement gallery built inside four upper floors of a department store building in the very center of Amsterdam: wax figures, special effects and actors recreate the Dutch Golden Age era, while visitors may wander around and make pictures. Also a rich and modernized waxworks cabinet, with many Dutch and international famous people wax figures.
Damrak 66, 1012 LM Amsterdam
More than 200 real human bodies are a part of this Amsterdam Body Worlds interactive exhibition. This one is focused on how happiness affects our health and is an amazing story that physically shows the link between our emotional and physical states.
Rokin 78, 1012 KW Amsterdam
Just a few steps from the Dam square, this located in an old church horror show is one of the new city attractions. Actors perform in bilingual English and Dutch thrilling scenes from the Amsterdam dark history. Theater of horrors done with talent and lots of black humor.
Arena Boulevard 29, 1101 AX Amsterdam
While the museum of the famous Amsterdam football club A.F.C. Ajax moved to Amsterdam city centre in 2011, and thoroughly modernized became a tourist attraction known as Ajax Experience, guided tours of the Ajax ArenA stadium in the South East (Zuid Oost) suburb of Amsterdam, remained popular among the club’s fans. Visiting the stadium you may feel the fever of the matches played there.
Damrak 18, 1015 LH Amsterdam
Another must when in Amsterdam: The Venus Temple houses an extensive collection of erotic paintings, pictures, objects and recordings from different ages and cultures all over the world.
O.Z. Achterburgwal 54, 1012 DP Amsterdam
Located right in the heart of the red-light district, this museum reflects the history of the area. Five floors full of erotic enjoyment and artwork.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148, 1012 DV Amsterdam
This small museum located on two unattached venues at one of the old canals of the Red Light District, is one of the Amsterdam best kept secrets. On the outside, one of many attractions of the local tourist industry - inside an interesting collection of objects and artifacts, paintings and photographs related to cannabis but also to its more important cousin – the hemp plant and its multiple, non-hallucinogenic uses.
Max Euwe Plein 30A, 1017 MB Amsterdam
A small museum on the first floor of the former prison – Max Euwe Centrum, named after the Dutch World Chess Master from 1935, is a gathering place for the chess fanatics in Amsterdam. History of the game of chess in the world and the unique person of Max Euwe, world celebrity during his times, are carefully presented through photographs and memorabilia.
Damrak 33, 1012 LK Amsterdam
A small museum showing all kind of historical torture and execution instruments. The museum is located in the vicinity of Central Station, in a small old townhouse. Most of exhibited objects are mere modern reconstructions. They are shown in their somber action with life size wax figures.
Singel 449, 1012 WP Amsterdam
This small and dark museum shows some of the most horrid inventions to torture and execute people. Complete with straps, spikes, weights and blades, these machines will make you thankful that they are no longer used in modern times.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60, 1012 DP Amsterdam
Another name of this small museum says: Red Light Secrets, and it is more a tourist attraction than a museum. If you ever wondered how does it feel to be a client of one of the Amsterdam sex workers, here is an intelligent answer to your questions. Several interiors where sex workers work have been reconstructed, a short movie tells about their work. You may even sit behind the window and watch the tourist crowd parading in front of you, exactly the way Amsterdam girls see it every day.