Gay and lesbian bars

Prik

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

The name Prik comes the bubbles in Prosecco which they serve on the tap. The bar has a popular terrace in summer. You can get, snacks and cocktails. Various DJs on weekdays and in the weekend.

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Prik
Spuistraat 109
Amsterdam
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Soho

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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. It gets really busy in the weekend on Friday and Saturday in the weekend, from around midnight. It is one of the most popular and biggest gay bars in Amsterdam.  The crowd is usually quite young.

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Soho
Reguliersdwarsstraat 36
Amsterdam
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tue - thu18:00 - 03:00fri - sat17:00 - 04:00sun18:00 - 03:00
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Taboo

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Taboo bar is one of the most popular gay bars in Amsterdam. It's located in the Reguliersdwarsstraat, the main gay street. The bar has a friendly staff, good service, two daily happy hours, an extensive menu with cocktail´s and monthly specials.

In summer many guys stand outside the bar. Upstairs there is a smoking lounge for colder days. Taboo bar is a favourite hotspot for an after work drink and pre-clubbing cocktail. The evening starts with a daily happy hour from 6 to 7pm. The second happy hour from 1 to 2am is the perfect way to continue your night out when the other bars close. On Wednesdays they have a special cocktail night with entertainment.

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Taboo
Reguliersdwarsstraat 45
Amsterdam
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Amstel Fifty-Four

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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. There are some video screens. Visitors of this gay bar often visit the other neighbour gay bars as well. The best time to go varies.

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Amstel Fifty-Four
Amstel 54
Amsterdam
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Bar Blend

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

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Bar Blend
Reguliersdwarsstraat 41
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mon - thu14:00 - 03:00fri - sun13:00 - 04:00
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Cafe Fame

Cafe Fame (formerly Chez) is a small gay bar at the Amstel area. Mostly a younger crowd. They play all the latest hits and party until late every day.

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Cafe Fame
Amstel 50
Amsterdam
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De Taboo Kantine

The latest addition to gay Amsterdam is the Taboo Kantine. Next to the regular Taboo they share the same terrace. 

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De Taboo Kantine
Reguliersdwarsstraat 43
Amsterdam
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Montmartre

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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.

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Montmartre
Halvemaansteeg 17
Amsterdam
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mon - thu17:00 - 03:00fri - sat17:00 - 04:00sun17:00 - 00:00
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Reality

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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. Reality is visited mostly by guys and their girlfriends who have their roots in the caribbean, where the Dutch islands are. This bar is a bit of the tropics right in the middle of the Amsterdam canals.

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Reality
Reguliersdwarsstraat 129
Amsterdam
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mon - thu20:00 - 03:00fri - sat20:00 - 05:00sun20:00 - 03:00
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Saarein

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

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Saarein
Elandsstraat 119
Amsterdam
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Spijker

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Spijker is a gay bar with a local crowd, most in their thirties or fourties. 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 a smoking area and toilets.

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Spijker
Kerkstraat 4
Amsterdam
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The Queen's Head

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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. The bar has very friendly staff.

In the back are the stairs down to the toilets and a smoking room.

Every Tuesday the bar has a popular bingo from 21:00 - 01:00, hosted by on the Amsterdam drag queens.

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month there is a meeting at the bar of the NetherBears from 20:00 - 01:00

And from 1st of february, they accept creditcards

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The Queen's Head
Zeedijk 20
Amsterdam
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Lellebel

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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...). Performances by various drag queens and sometimes a stage open to the public where everyone can sing along too.

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Lellebel
Utrechtsestraat 4
Amsterdam
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Gay clubs

Club YOLO

Club Yolo is a small gay nightclub on Amstel. It's open in the weekend and gets going quite late. Usually when other gay bars in the neighbourhood are about to close.

The club has an entrance fee and coat check. In the back there is a small intimate dance floor.

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Club YOLO
Amstel 178
Amsterdam
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fri23:59 - 05:00sat23:00 - 05:00
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Club NYX

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Club NyX is a gay minded club in the famous Reguliersdwarsstraat Amsterdam. The club attracts a young audience, many are gay but str8 are also welcome. On the ground floor is the entrance with coat check. The first floor has got a large dance floor and a bar. The second floor has a balcony on the dance floor and a second bar. On the 3rd floor there are the toilets (including toilet DJ!) and a large smoking lounge. In the same building on the ground floor there is the popular Exit Apres Chique bar, open every day of the week till late. In the weekend the club often has a cue outside.

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Club NYX
Reguliersdwarsstraat 42
Amsterdam
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thu23:00 - 04:00fri - sat23:00 - 05:00
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