虽然会有点害羞，但我还是勇敢的跨前一步去看橱窗上贴着的价钱。原来weekday 和weekend的价钱不同，7点傍晚之前和之后又不同，各自营业的时间也有差别。不过亚洲的男性们，别想了，窗上也粘着‘only for EU passport holder’，哈！另外，这些小姐们营业后可是得被荷兰政府抽税的哦！
阿姆斯特丹一共有两间Sex Museum。我们只进了一间叫Erotic Museum 的参观，收费一共是5欧元一人。进去里面有两大收获：第一，看到了machanical vibrator，笑死我了！真无法想象到底这怎么用。第二，我们无意中发现原来在Museum里可以拍到对面的一位橱窗小姐。红灯区里被禁牌，在这里拍了人不知鬼不觉，后来一共拍了三张。Erotic Museum是间4~5楼的性爱博物馆。最下一楼卖情趣品、T-shirt之类；楼上展览的都是书本、照片、装饰品、bondage的东西。博物院里可以拍照，但最楼下买东西的精品店是不可以拍照的。
看完博物院后，我们在附近在走走，然后随便选了一间店，看了一场live sex show。前面15分钟是播放成人电影，接下来的是表演脱衣舞秀，最后就是live show。买了票后，顾客在里头呆多久都没关系，即使想重复看多几次也没关系。说真的，台上那场秀没什么特别，也不会有人想再多看多几次。通常进去看的，都是贪好奇新鲜而已。我倒是一直很好奇台上的人到底是以什么样的心情去打这一份工的。其实让我咂舌的不是台上的表演，而是台下的那一场表演！你相信吗？竟然有一对差不多快60岁的uncle auntie 走进场后，竟然在离我和hubby 的座位大概三尺的距离脱裤子，然后当场来了自己做了一场秀！吓呆我们俩了，难道他们是exhibitionist吗？戏没看完他们就出去了，我想是不想和我们一起散场，避开到时候见面了尴尬吧？
Beside drugs, Amsterdam is also well known for its Red Light District. The walkways around Red Light District are mostly narrow. You may be surprised to see many women dress up in sexy lingerie along many narrow walkways. Each of them stayed in separate glass window. These are all legal prostitutes in Amsterdam. You may think: "Wow! This is damn interesting! Let me shot some photos and share it with my friends or relatives!". No no no! Please don't ever do that. These prostitutes are protected, their so called 'body guard' will come to you, snatch your camera/video cam and pull all your film away/delete your memory card! If you happen to see some windows are closed with curtains, this mean the girls are doing their business. Yes! Don't be surprised that they are having sex just next to the walkway!!
Although I am a biy shy, I still stepped forward to check out what was the paper pasted on the window. Well, it was the price list. Look like clients will be charged differently according to different time and day. The price will be cheaper in week day compare to weekend, and day time is slightly cheaper than during night time. It is also stated: "only for EU passport holders". Haha... sorry to non-EU men, don't ever think of trying, cause you can't!!! :)
There are two sex museums in Amsterdam, we only went to one of them, which is called - Erotic Museum. Surviniors were selling at the ground floor (no photo is allowed), pictures and books were exhibited on the 1st floor, and the rest of the floor (2nd-4th) exhibited other materials relating to sexuality. Two things attracted me most in this museum: 1. The machanical vibrator. It was the earliest vibrator invented to this world. Haha! Just couldn't understand how the machine works (see the picture below, you will definately laugh as well)! 2. Although we couldn't take pictures in Red Light District, we still managed to shot a few from inside the museum, as the window prostitution was just right opposite the museum! Thanks to my X10 zoom camera!!
It didn't take us very long to finish touring the whole museum. We went for a live sex show later in the evening. Adult movie was scrolling during the the first 15 minutes, followed by a strip show, then the live sex show. You could stay in the theater as long as you want, you could even keep on viewing the repeating show, no one will chase you out from there. Most audiences will leave after finding out what is all about the show. Frankly speaking, what happened on the stage did not amazed me much. I had culture shock when an old man and an old lady went into the theater, sat 3 feet away from us, pulled down their pants, and were having sex while the adult movie was scrolling! I was thinking, are they exhibitionist? That was the biggest culture shock I have ever experienced!!
Holland is a country that stays under the water level. The government created a long line of coastal dunes to protect the country from getting flooded. Due to it is surrounded by water, you may find small streams (like in the picture) every where in Amsterdam. (this makes Amsterdam a beautiful city).
For the past few centuries, people from Holland used to stay on the water and boats were their home. Today, what you can see are just sample of boats for displaying, some were modified to become museum.
There is always a China Town in every where. China Town in Amsterdam is quite big, you could find all sorts of SEA food here. Behind my parents is the biggest Buddhist Temple in the whole Europe and it is situated at Amsterdam's China Town. No matter where I go in Europe, I realised that unhealthy social activities are always around the China Town, and same thing happens in Amsterdam.
These are some of the toys exhibited in Erotic Museum.
Take a wild guess... what is this? Haha! This is the mechanical vibrator I mentioned earlier... it's fuuny, isnn't it?
This is a 'replica' of how the real window prostitution looks like in Red Light District.
Bondage... hmmm... look weird to me!
This is the anime section, there was a TV showing adult cartoons.
This is the real window prostitution. It was just opposite the Erotic Museum.