It's not unusual to find a crowd of tourists poised before the unabashedly colorful window displays of the Condomerie, situated just on the outskirts of De Wallen or De Walletjes, Amsterdam's famed Red-Light District. The Condomerie bills itself as the world's very first specialist condom store, established in 1987 by two visionary women concerned about the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases.
With an unbeatable location just steps from where all the action happens (and a conveniently central location even for those who won't spend much time in the RLD), the store shows no compunctions about its fun approach to responsible sex. Condoms and other contraceptive methods are available in all shapes and sizes, materials, textures, colors, flavors and more; there's also a wide selection of other erotic paraphernalia, from lubricant to toys, as well as books and sexy souvenirs. With so many inventive options in store, the Condomerie makes it a pleasure to play it safe.
Condomerie Visitor Information:
1012 JB Amsterdam
Phone: (0)20 627 4174
Mon - Sat 11 - 6 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.
De Wallen / De Walletjes, obviously - better known as Amsterdam's Red-Light District.
From Central Station, head southwest across Stationsplein toward Prins Hendrikkade; turn left onto Prins Hendrikkade. Make a right onto Nieuwebrugsteegn, then another right onto Warmoesstraat.