Want to watch a live sex show in the Netherlands?
Whilst Amsterdam is well known for its live sex and peep shows, there is also a culture of the sex cinema around the Netherlands. Movie theatres strictly for adults, the cinemas charge an admission fee for watching porn but sex acts take place within the cinema itself; perfect for a cheap live sex show and, if you feel like participating, you can.
If being so up close and personal isn’t your scene then there are professional shows run in some venues though these are mostly in Amsterdam. In our guide to live sex shows in the Netherlands we give you some options for what to watch and where, including some surprises…
The Sex Palace Peep Show
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 84, 1012 DT Amsterdam
As Amsterdam was once full of peep shows, the Sex Palace is the last traditional such venue but remains a popular tourist attraction. A central rolling show (on a circular, rotating stage) changes every 10-15 minutes with a huge variety of acts and performers. Private cabins are available around the perimeter where €2 buys you 2 minutes of viewing time. The venue retains its retro appeal but enjoys modern facilities such as air-conditioning and fully refurbished (comfortable) seats.
Booths are small and designed for personal enjoyment but can accommodate a couple at a squeeze. They’ve thought of everything with tissue paper being provided rather handily in a neat little dispenser for easy clean up operations!
It’s best to take coins rather than notes and pay for your desired time before the window opens on the show. The stage is just a few feet away from the booths and, because the stage rotates, you get a great view at all times.
Do be aware that whilst you can take a good look at the action going on in front of you, you can also see into the other open cabins so your experience isn’t one-way.
Open from 7am to 1am most days, the Sex Palace Peep Show is a must-do experience for any visitor to Amsterdam if only to pay homage to the way porn used to be available before the advent of the internet.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 37, Amsterdam
Named for the naughty fruit tricks for which it has become popular, the Banana Bar incorporates a strip club and bar with live entertainment. Though no sex is performed, the venue’s performers are well worth a visit. Described as eccentric, the first floor bar is full of scantily clad waitresses with accommodating smiles and first-class service skills. Don’t fancy spending the entire evening in the bar? The downstairs club offers lap dances as well.
Open seven days a week from 8pm the action goes on until 2am (Sunday to Thursday) and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 106-108, 1012 DS Amsterdam
The pink elephant has become as synonymous with Amsterdam’s red light district just as much as the city’s red lights, canals and reefer cafes. Perhaps the best known of all the city’s sex show venues, the Casa Rosso is situated in the centre of the famous De Wallen red-light district.The shows themselves are not as hardcore as the Sex Palace with the key mainly being titivation rather than out and out pornography.
The venue appeals to the market; tourists looking for sexy and erotic entertainment rather than a live version of DVDs. That being said, you will definitely be entertained by the combination of dancers, light BDSM and unusual tricks.
Open seven days a week from 7pm to 2am (3am on Fridays and Saturdays) you can get a ticket for €35 or you can spend a bit more to get free drinks with your entrance fee.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 5-7, 1012 DA Amsterdam
Open until 2am every day of the week the Moulin Rouge is one of Amsterdam’s most iconic adult venues (not to be confused with the historic Parisian cabaret club). The canal side building is cosy but lively and ticks every box when it comes to experiencing a Dutch sex club. The management put on a wide variety of shows and you will get to see plenty of action from couples to girl-on-girl, toys, strippers and dancers.
The most popular shows are:
- Live Couple Sex
- Famous Banana Show
- Ribbon Show
- Vibrator Show
- Candle Show
- Writing Show
Seating is intimate and ensures that everyone gets up close and personal to the action meaning you never miss a thing.
Admission is €25 or €35 with four drinks tokens.
Blind Date Bios Rotterdam
Oranjeboomstraat 267, Rotterdam
Phone: +31 10 485 9079
Blind Date is more of a sex club than an actual show but the action takes place in a cinema setting showing hardcore/erotic movies. You can join in the action if you like or simply enjoy the show. You can check the website to find out who will be around at any given time and, with a following of 32,000 visitors the chances are that there will be some action at any time.
Coconuts for Sex
Boekhorststraat 72/A, 2512 CT, The Hague
Phone: +31 70 3644 694
Open from 10am to midnight most days (check on public holidays), this adult cinema regularly shows erotic films and offers voyeurs the chance to watch live sex acts for an entrance fee of just €6.
Gedempte Zuiderdiep 130 Groninngen
Phone: +31 50 314 4221
Another adult cinema with gloryholes, slings and private curtained areas within the basement. Women, men under 21 and couples can enter free of charge otherwise the admission charge is €9 (€5 for single men between the age of 22 and 25). The cinema itself has plenty of action to watch both on screen and off for live sex shows and you are free to participate (similar rules to a swinger’s club) or simply watch.
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