Friendly bar and coat check staff. Customers are mostly older, in their 50s and 60s, many of them leftovers from the leather scene that once existed in Amsterdam. The bar is busy on Sunday nights, mostly around 7pm when hot food is served. Two minuses: (1) They only accept cash and no bank cards; (2) Tobacco smoke travels throughout the bar due to the frequent opening and closing of the door to the smoking room. If you dislike smoke, you probably want to go somewhere else.
On 27 April, Amsterdam colors Orange again for the Dutch National Holiday Kingsday. It's probably dark-orange as the weather forecast isn't great at all. The Dutch celebrate the Kings birthday out on the streets, but this year probably more inside the bars. There are street parties on Amstel (opposite Amstel 54), at the Homomonument on Westermarkt, on Zeedijk at Cafe Queen's Head and in Reguliersdwarsstraat (mixed street party between gay and str8 bars).info