Condomerie, Amsterdam

Condomerie, Amsterdam

Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies in the Red Light District of Amsterdam – the world’s first specialized condom shop – is all about protection and pleasure. Remarkably, its windows seem to draw more attention, judging by the presence of a regular crowd of onlookers outside taking photos, than the prostitute windows nearby.

Neither a museum nor totally a shop, it takes condoms to a whole new level, from studies of fitting and sizing to the intricate fine and humorous artwork made from the rubbers. The Condomerie has every imaginable type of condoms – decorated, funny and cute – from normal high street branded condoms to some weird and wonderfully strange ones. Here you can find condoms pretty much any shape, size, flavor, color, texture and design. Apart from condoms there are also a multitude of souvenirs, postcards, and other items suitable for a bachelorette party – a good gift for a close friend if you want them to drop their jaw, giggle and ask: “Is it real?”.

Note that some of the items on sale are not suitable for protection against pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections as the decorative paint they carry may weaken the latex. Certain condoms even have disclaimers to this effect.

This novelty shop, while not a great tourist destination as such, should definitely be on your to-do list when exploring the Red Light District. You may wonder as to how the Condomerie remains in business given that most visitors here are just having a laugh without buying anything. But then again, this is Amsterdam! So make sure to visit this fascinating place before, if ever, it shuts down.

Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11 am - 9 pm; Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm.

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Sight Name: Condomerie
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Shopping
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