Sexmuseum Amsterdam
Museum entrance in 2014
LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
TypeSex museum
Visitors675,000 (2015)[1]

The Sexmuseum or the Temple of Venus (Dutch: Venustempel) is a sex museum located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The museum opened in 1985. It had 675,000 visitors in 2015, making it one of the most visited museums in the Netherlands.[1]

The museum features an extensive collection of pictures, recordings, photos, paintings and artifacts which allow visitors to explore the evolution of human sexuality throughout the ages. Exhibits present the history of sex and how it has evolved over the centuries. From Cleopatra's regiment of men, to the Romans’ insatiable appetite for sex, to the repressive Middle Ages, visitors are presented with how sex was viewed throughout historical civilizations.


  1. ^ a b Kerncijfers Amsterdam 2016 (in Dutch), Municipality of Amsterdam, 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2017.

Coordinates: 52°22′36″N 4°53′50″E / 52.3765923°N 4.8972585°E / 52.3765923; 4.8972585