ASW Erotic City Guides: Amsterdam
You might not want to put a ring on it, but give Amsterdam the chance for a short term union and it will show you a good time. Of course, “short” might just be an hour of sex bought by any free-loving backpacker with enough birthday money saved up for a romp between the sheets with a prostitute (a 20-minute session costs on average 50 Euro).
But Dam has deeper and more long-lasting erotic pleasures. For a taster, ride bikes through the narrow streets of De Wallen, the city’s red light district and the oldest part of Amsterdam. Then head to the Erotic Museum, housed in a 17th-century canal house, where John Lennon lithographs feature alongside X-rated versions of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. On your way out, take a moment to read the old stone plaque above the door (“God is mijn Burgh,” or “God is my Castle”).
If sex shows aren’t on the agenda, embrace romantic Amsterdam instead. Like Venice, Amsterdam is a city of rambling canals. Rent a small private boat and enjoy Amsterdam’s architecture from the water with dinner and wine onboard.