Amsterdam gay bars and clubs

Gay nightlife in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam gay scene is lively and vivid. The gay street has developed into a great pedestrian area with many gay bars, restaurants and terraces.

Below we start with the most popular gay bars. Check our other pages in this guide for:

 


Gay bars and cafes

There are relatively many gay bars in Amsterdam. All places are located in the city center and are on walking distance from each other. 

The main gay street is Reguliersdwarsstraat. In this pedestrian only area you you find the mainstream bars with terraces, open all year round. The main bars are Taboo, Soho and Bar Blend.

Bar Prik is located behind Dam square, and is a popular hangout from early evening for locals and tourists, both gays and lesbians.

Near Rembrandt square the more gay party bars can be found.

Most places are open all week, but most of them only get real busy in weekends. 

Prik

logo Prik

Prik is a very popular gay bar on the Spuistraat (behind Royal Palace). The bar has been voted best gay bar of The Netherlands in several years more...

location

location

Spuistraat 109, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • mon - thu
    16:00 - 01:00
  • fri
    16:00 - 03:00
  • sat
    15:00 - 03:00
  • sun
    15:00 - 01:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

website and social media

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Soho

logo Soho

Soho is one of the main gay bars in Amsterdam, located in the hearth of the gay street,  Reguliersdwarsstraat.
The bar is open almost (depending on the season) all week more...

location

location

Reguliersdwarsstraat 36, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • wed - thu
    18:00 - 03:00
  • fri - sat
    18:00 - 04:00
  • sun
    18:00 - 03:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

website and social media

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Taboo

logo Taboo

Taboo bar is one of the most popular gay bars in Amsterdam. It's located in the Reguliersdwarsstraat, the main gay street more...

location

location

Reguliersdwarsstraat 45, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • mon - thu
    15:00 - 03:00
  • fri
    15:00 - 04:00
  • sat
    14:00 - 04:00
  • sun
    14:00 - 03:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

website and social media

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Amstel Fifty-Four

logo Amstel Fifty-Four

Amstel Fifty-Four is located on the Amstel river, not surprisingly at number 54. In the bar they play music from the pop charts, Eurovision, some Dutch music more...

location

location

Amstel 54, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • tue - wed
    18:00 - 03:00
  • thu
    18:00 - 01:00
  • fri
    17:00 - 04:00
  • sat
    16:00 - 04:00
  • sun
    16:00 - 01:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

social media

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Bar Blend

Bar Blend is a new gay bar in the Reguliersdwarsstraat (also known as the gay street) in Amsterdam.

location

location

Reguliersdwarsstraat 41, map
opening hours

opening hours

  • mon - thu
    16:00 - 03:00
  • fri - sat
    14:00 - 04:00
  • sun
    14:00 - 03:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

website and social media

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De Taboo Kantine

Taboo Kantine is the sister bar of Taboo bar. They share the same terrace in Reguliersdwarsstraat, the gay street of Amsterdam more...

location

location

Reguliersdwarsstraat 43, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • mon - thu
    15:00 - 03:00
  • fri
    15:00 - 04:00
  • sat
    14:00 - 04:00
  • sun
    14:00 - 03:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

social media

facebook

Montmartre

logo Montmartre

Montmartre is small, crowded and noisy but fun. Dutch songs mixed with dance classics, Kylie with ABBA, hysterical guys mixed with old fags and Dutch celebs; everything you expect from a gay bar.

location

location

Halvemaansteeg 17, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • wed - thu
    17:00 - 01:00
  • fri - sat
    17:00 - 04:00
  • sun
    17:00 - 01:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

website and social media

websitefacebook

Saarein

logo Saarein

Saarein is a mixed gay cafe, but with a strong lesbian accent. Different theme nights attract a mixed audience.

location

location

Elandsstraat 119, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • thu
    16:00 - 01:00
  • fri - sat
    16:00 - 02:00
  • sun
    16:00 - 22:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

website

website

Spijker

logo Spijker

Spijker is a gay bar with a local crowd. The bar is well known for it's pool table. The bar is very cosy with a fireplace, fresh flowers on the bar and two TV's, one showing cartoons and the other showing hardcore gay action movies :-) Upstairs you'll find the toilets.

location

location

Kerkstraat 4, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • mon - thu
    16:00 - 01:00
  • fri - sat
    16:00 - 03:00
  • sun
    16:00 - 01:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

website and social media

websitefacebookinstagram

The Queen's Head

logo The Queen's Head

Cafe The Queen's Head is a popular gay bar on the Zeedijk, very close to Central Station. The decor is very traditional and camp more...

location

location

Zeedijk 20, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • mon - thu
    16:00 - 01:00
  • fri - sat
    16:00 - 03:00
  • sun
    16:00 - 01:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

website and social media

websitefacebook

Lellebel

logo Lellebel

Lellebel is a very small drag bar on the corner of the Rembrandtplein. This bar has a night licence and is usually popular with all sorts of people (and drags more...

location

location

Utrechtsestraat 4, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • tue - thu
    20:00 - 03:00
  • fri - sat
    20:00 - 04:00
  • sun
    20:00 - 03:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

website and social media

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Reality

logo Reality

Reality is a gay bar with tropical flavour. It's located in the gay street Reguliersdwarsstraat, but on the other side of it, near Rembrandtplein more...

location

location

Reguliersdwarsstraat 129, Amsterdam map
opening hours

opening hours

  • mon - thu
    18:00 - 03:00
  • fri - sat
    18:00 - 04:00
  • sun
    18:00 - 03:00
Opening hours are indicative only.
opening hours

social media

facebook
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