Amsterdam is another gay capital in the world. It might be a little smaller than Berlin but it still has so much to offer, you might never see it all! And you know.. the weed makes the difference. There are five different gay districts in Amsterdam: Amstel, Zeedijk, Warmoesstraat, Reguliersdwarsstraat and Kerkstraat. There are also many annual events like the New Year’s Eve, the Roze Filmdagen film festival in March, the King’s Day open-air party in April, Fetish Pride in May, “Get Ruff!” Leather Pride - a weekend event in October and a whole week long Gay Pride in July. There are countless other events, bars, clubs dedicated to the LGBT community.
There is also an important memorial in Amsterdam called Homomonument. It commemorates gay and lesbian persecution of their sexual orientation and it is the first such memorial in history. The monument is made of three pink triangles, each at a different location in Amsterdam.
If you want to experience an unconventional Amsterdam, we recommend going to Noord. You’ll find a free of charge ferry behind Centraal Station and it will take you to where art perspires everything. NDSM Nederlands Dok en Scheepsgebouw Maatschappij or the Dutch Dock and Shipbuilding Company is where everything happens, festivals, concerts, street art, fashion shows and photo shoots. There’s a submarine floating on water covered in graffiti and a skate park. You can also spend a night in the Crane Hotel (literally a hotel made in crane 13) in NDSM. And a cafe inside a shipping container close to the water called Pllek bar & restaurant with a Texas theme food. But the main reason to go there is the famous flea market called IJ Hallen which you can go to once a month. It attracts with authenticity and uniqueness that you won’t find anywhere else. You could also try the Noorderlicht cafe which hosts many events.
Lastly, if you have considered going to the Red Light District we suggest you take a tour guide with you. They will show you the most interesting and important parts of the place.
Mon - Thurs & Sun: 4pm - 3am, Fri - Sat: 4pm - 4am. More sophisticated bar. Occasional drag shows.
Mon - Thurs & Sun: 6pm - 3am, Fri - Sat: 6pm - 4am. Younger clientele.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Zeedijk 14. phone: +31 (0)20-4205132 |
Daily 4pm - 1am, Fri - Sat till 3am.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Zeedijk 63, 1012 AS. phone: +31206225375 | www: visit
Tues - Thurs: 5pm - 1am, Fri: 4pm - 3am, Sat: 3pm - 3am, Sun: 3pm - 1am.
Mon - Thurs & Sun: 1pm - 1am, Fri - Sat: 1pm - 2am.
Mon - Thurs & Sun:5pm - 1am, Fri - Sat: 5pm - 3 am.
Mon - Thurs: 9pm - 3am, Fri - Sat: 8pm - 4am, Sun: 3pm - 3am. Drag shows.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Halvemaansteeg 17. phone: +31 (0)20-6255565 | www: visit
Mon - Thurs & Sun: 5pm - 1am, Fri - Sat: 5pm - 4am.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Kerkstraat 52 . www: visit
Tue, Wed 20:00 ? 01:00; Thu 22:00 ? 04:00; Fri, Sat 22:00 - 05:00; Sun 16:00 - 20:00 + 20:00 - 04:00 2 floors of dance and play space. Different theme nights six times a week - check the agenda on the Church website.
Daily 22:00 ? 04:00; Fri, Sat till 05:00 Gay cruise bar. Traditionally associated with leather and denim, but open to all types of gays.
Daily 1pm - 1am; Fri, Sat till 2am.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Warmoesstraat 92. phone: +31 (0)20-3416546 |
Daily 10:00 - 01:00; Fri, Sat till 02:00. Closed from 25 May 2015. Small gay sex shop and cruise cinema.
1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 15:00 - 19:00 (entry till 16:00) Every 1st Sunday of the month Nude Club Amsterdam (ncAdam), Amsterdam's oldest safe sex party. Every 3rd Sunday of the month Horsemen & Knights, the name of the party says it all... Dresscode naked or underwear. Admission: 8 euro
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Nieuwezijds Kolk 6 1012 HZ . phone: +31 (0)20-6271752 | www: visit
Daily 13:00 - 01:00; Fri, Sat till 02:00 Started 1984 as a leather bar, now with mixed crowd but still a bit fetish-oriented. The cruising labyrinth in the basement is quite busy at late evening. Minimum consumption: 1 drink
Fri, Sat 23:00 - 05:00 Big club with several dancefloors, bars and lounge areas. Mixed young clientele. Admission: 10 euro
Sunday 22:00 - 03:00 (entry till approx. 23:00) Very popular non-commercial dike and faggot disco with a mixed clientele. Cheap drinks and admission. Limited capacity - it is advised to queue at 21:30 to get in.
Fri, Sat 23:00 - 05:00 New gay dance club (in the former Club Fuxxx) by Amsterdam's famous party label Rapido.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Church, Kerkstraat 52. www: visit
Friday 22:00 - 05:00; Sunday 20:00 - 04:00 Popular men-only dance & cruise party - drop your pants and dance. Dresscode Underwear: briefs, boxers, jocks, swim briefs and sports shorts. Clientele mainly in their 20s and 30s. Admission: Friday 10 euro, Sunday 5 euro
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Nieuwezijds Armsteeg 95. phone: +31 (0)20-3318327 | www: visit
Mon-Thu 12:00 - 06:00; Fri 12:00 - Mon 06:00 nonstop New gay sauna in the center of Amsterdam, close to the central station. Admission: 18 euro, incl. 1st drink (14 euro up to 26 years)
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Raamstraat 33. phone: +31 (0)20-6239158 | www: visit
Mon-Fri 12:00 - 07:30; Sat 12:00 - Mon 07:30 nonstop Large gay sauna, open day and night (till approx. 07:30). Admission: 18 euro (10 euro up to 26 years) + 10 euro deposit for locker key
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Reguliersdwarsstraat 39. phone: +31 (0)20-3205270 | www: visit
Mon, Tue 11:00 - 18:00; Thu, Fri 11:00 - 19:00; Sat 12:00 - 18:00; Sun 14:00 - 18:00 Fashionable underwear and beachwear for men.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Kerkstraat 173. phone: +31 (0)20-6262553 | www: visit
Mon-Sat 11:00 - 19:00 Fetish shop for men: underwear, sportswear, rubber, leather etc.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Kerkstraat 53-55. phone: +31 (0)20-6231548 | www: visit
Mon-Thu 10:00 - 21:30; Fri-Sun 10:00 - 22:00 Gay sex shop.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Zeedijk 61. phone: +31 (0)20-3301770 | www: visit
Mon-Fri 12:00 - 20:00; Sat 12:00 - 18:00; Sun 14:00 - 18:00 Amsterdam store of the fashionable Spanish underwear and beachwear label ES.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Spuistraat 44. phone: +31 (0)20-3301461 | www: visit
Mon-Sat 11:00 - 19:00; Sun 12:00 - 19:00 Gifts, gadgets & party tickets. Free gay maps, magazines, flyers and discount cards.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Warmoesstraat 89. phone: +31 (0)20-7883060 | www: visit
Mon-Fri 10:30 - 19:00 (Thu till 21:00); Sat 11:00 - 18:00; Sun 13:00 - 18:00 Famous shop for leather and rubber gear, erotic toys etc.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Warmoesstraat 71. phone: +31 (0)20-4283000 | www: visit
Mon-Sat 11:00 - 19:00; Sun 13:00 - 18:00 Shop for leather gear and toys.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Reguliersdwarsstraat 54. phone: +31 (0)20-6200129 | www: visit
Mon 13:00 - 18:00; Wed-Sat 12:00 - 18:00; Sun 13:00 - 18:00 First retail store of the Californian men's fashion brand in Europe.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Reguliersdwarsstraat 64. phone: +31 (0)20-4232088 | www: visit
Daily 13:00 - 18:45 Shirts, T-shirts, trousers and underwear for men. Not for brand addicts ? the shop focuses on design and quality.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Paleisstraat 135. phone: +31 (0)20-6235142 | www: visit
Mon-Sat 11:00 - 18:00; Sun 12:00 - 18:00 Gay bookstore (magazines, books, DVDs, souvenirs and gifts) and Coffee Corner.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Warmoesstraat 92. phone: +31 (0)20-3416546 |
Daily 10:00 - 01:00; Fri, Sat till 02:00. Closed from 25 May 2015 Small gay sex shop and cruise cinema.