Gay nightlife in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a relative large gay scene, including many bars,  cruise bars, fetish club and gay sauna. Large gay dance and circuit parties about once or twice a month.

Amsterdam is a very international city, with nationalities from almost every country in the world living here. There are many expats and lots of tourists all year round. So English has become the unofficial second language. It shouldn't be too difficult to make contact with the locals.

Gay areas

Gay areas

Reguliersdwarsstraat, Amstel & Kerkstraat The gay scene is concentrated in the city centre of Amsterdam. The most well known gay street is Reguliersdwarsstraat. Here you find the main stream gay bars like Soho and Taboo and bar Blend.

Nearby is the Amstel area and Halvemaansteeg, with the more party bars. In the Kerkstraat you find popular the popular gay club Church, with their popular weekly underwear and other fetish theme nights.

Dam square, Warmoesstraat & Zeedijk The other area is located near Dam square. Behind Dam square you find popular bar Prik on Spuistraat. Close-by are 2 cruise bars Web and Cuckoos Nest.

On the Warmoesstraat you find the leather scene and gay bars for 'real men'. Connected to it is the Zeedijk, with another gay bar, Cafe the Queen's Head. Both areas are at walking distance of each other.

Gay bars

Gay bars, cafes

Gay bars

Gay dance clubs

Gay dance clubs and parties.

Gay dance clubs

Gay saunas

Curious about the local gay sauna? Check here for places, their facilities and best hours to go.

Gay saunas

Gay cruise clubs

The gay bars with a dark touch. You can go for just a beer or cruise a little more.

Gay cruise clubs

Gay hotels and resorts

Why not have a look at a gay or str8 friendly hotel?

Gay hotels and resorts