Gay bars, cafes and pubs

logo Amstel Fifty-Four Amstel Fifty-Four
Amstel 54, 1017 AB, Centrum
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. [...]
mon-thu 17:00–03:00, fri-sat 17:00–04:00, sun 17:00–03:00
Cafe Fame
Amstel 50, 1017 AB, Centrum
Cafe Fame (formerly Chez) is a small gay bar at the Amstel area. Mostly a younger crowd. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–03:00, fri-sat 16:00–04:00, sun 16:00–03:00
Club YOLO
Amstel 178, 1017 AE, Amsterdam
New gay night club
thu 21:00–04:00, fri-sat 21:00–05:00, sun 21:00–04:00
logo Getto Getto
Warmoesstraat 51, Warmoesstraat / Zeedijk
Getto is a gay owned cocktail bar/restaurant serving the community for more than 15 years. [...]
tue-thu 16:30–01:00, fri-sat 16:30–02:00, sun 16:30–01:00
HotSpot Café
Jonge Roelensteeg 4
Gay bar with old, new & camp music video's.
mon 16:00–01:00, wed-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 16:00–01:00
logo Lellebel Lellebel
Utrechtsestraat 4, Rembrandtplein
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. [...]
mon-thu 21:00–03:00, fri-sat 20:00–04:00, sun 15:00–03:00
logo Montmartre Montmartre
Halvemaansteeg 17, Amstel / Halvemaan
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. [...]
mon-thu 17:00–03:00, fri-sat 17:00–04:00, sun 17:00–00:00
logo Prik Prik
Spuistraat 109
Prik is a very popular gay bar on the Spuistraat (behind Royal Palace / Magna Plaza). [...]
mon-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 15:00–01:00
logo Queers Cafe Queers Cafe
Amstel 60, 1017 AC, Centrum Grachtengordel Amsterdam
The former Rouge/Double D is now transformed to Queers Cafe. A nice cosy bar on the Amstel
wed-thu 17:00–01:00, fri-sat 17:00–03:00, sun 17:00–01:00
logo Reality Reality
Reguliersdwarsstraat 129, 1017 BL, Centrum Amsterdam
Reality is a gay bar with tropical flavour. It's located in the gay street Reguliersdwarssstraat, but on the other side of it, near Rembrandtplein. [...]
mon-thu 20:00–03:00, fri-sat 20:00–04:00, sun 20:00–03:00
Restaurant BurlesQue
Regulierdwarsstraat 47
Paris styled restaurant and bar
wed-thu 10:00–01:00, fri-sun 10:00–03:00
Rosario - Rosario - Amsterdam
Rosario is a gay / straight friendly night in pavillion Het Blauwe Theehuis in the middle of the Vondelpark.
17:00-20:00
logo Saarein Saarein
Elandsstraat 119
Saarein is a mixed gay cafe, but with a strong lesbian accent. Different theme nights attract a mixed audience.
tue-thu 16:00–01:00, fri 16:00–02:00, sat 12:00–02:00, sun 13:00–16:00
logo Soho Soho
Reguliersdwarsstraat 36, Gay area, Reguliersdwarsstraat/Amstel
Big gay bar in English / American style on the Reguliersdwarsstraat. One of the most popular and biggest gay bars in Amsterdam. [...]
wed-thu 18:00–03:00, fri 18:00–04:00, sat 17:00–04:00, sun 16:00–03:00
logo Spijker Spijker
Kerkstraat 4, Leidseplein
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. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 16:00–01:00
logo Taboo Taboo
Reguliersdwarsstraat 45, Gay area, Reguliersdwarsstraat/Amstel
Taboo bar is one of the most popular gay bars in Amsterdam. It's located in the Reguliersdwarsstraat, the main gaystreet. [...]
mon-thu 17:00–03:00, fri 17:00–04:00, sat 16:00–04:00, sun 16:00–03:00
logo The Queen's Head The Queen's Head
Zeedijk 20, Warmoesstraat / Zeedijk
Cafe The Queen's Head is a popular gay bar on the Zeedijk, very close to Central Station. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 16:00–01:00

Gay cruise bars

logo Club Church Club Church
Kerkstraat 52, 1017 GM, Centrum
Church is a very popular gay dance & cruise club at the Kerkstraat (near Leidsestraat). [...]
tue 20:00–01:00, wed 20:00–04:00, thu 22:00–04:00, fri 22:00–05:00, sat 
logo Cuckoo' s Nest Cuckoo' s Nest
Nieuwezijds Kolk 6, 1012 PV, Centrum Amsterdam
Cuckoo' s Nest is a small gay bar... with a huge play area in the basement. There is a labyrinth with different types of cabins. [...]
mon-thu 13:00–01:00, fri-sat 13:00–02:00, sun 13:00–01:00
logo Dirty Dicks Dirty Dicks
Warmoesstraat 86, Warmoesstraat / Zeedijk
Dirty Dicks, the sleazy bar at the Warmoesstraat has been completely renovated May 2013 and with new staff. [...]
mon-thu 20:00–03:00, fri-sat 20:00–04:00, sun 20:00–03:00
logo Eagle Eagle
Warmoesstraat 90, 1012 JH, Centrum Amsterdam
The Eagle Amsterdam is a gay cruise bar in the gay leather street Warmoesstraat. In the weekend the coat check is open, otherwise you can use the coat check at the bar on the ground floor. [...]
 00:00–00:00, mon-thu 22:00–04:00, fri-sat 22:00–05:00, sun 22:00–04:00
logo The Web The Web
Sint Jacobsstraat 6, 1012 NC, Centrum Amsterdam
The Web is a gay cruise and pick up bar. Like the Cuckoo's Nest (around the corner), this bar opens early in the afternoon and is popular after work and early in the evenings. [...]
mon-thu 13:00–01:00, fri-sat 13:00–02:00, sun 13:00–01:00

gay friendly bars, cafes and pubs

logo 't Mandje 't Mandje
Zeedijk 63, 1012 AS, Centrum
The first, the oldest and most legendary gay bar at the Zeedijk reopened after 25 years. [...]
tue-thu 17:00–01:00, fri 16:00–03:00, sat 15:00–03:00, sun 15:00–01:00
logo De Jaren De Jaren
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20, Amstel / Halvemaan
Cafe De Jaren is a huge Grand Cafe next to De Doelen. Popular place for coffees, lunch, dinner or just a drink. [...]
mon-thu 08:30–01:00, fri-sat 08:30–02:00, sun 08:30–01:00
logo Exit Cafe Exit Cafe - Exit Après Chique
Reguliersdwarsstraat 42, 1017 BM, Centrum Grachtengordel Amsterdam
Exit Café gay friendly bar in 'apres ski' style and belonging to club NYX next to it. [...]
mon-thu 23:00–04:00, fri-sat 23:00–05:00, sun 23:00–04:00
logo Mankind Mankind
Weteringstraat 60, 1017SP, Leidseplein

Café Mankind is close by the Rijksmuseum, and the Antiques Quarter centred on the Spiegelgracht is only a few blocks away. [...]

mon-sat 12:00–00:00
The Otherside
Reguliersdwarsstraat 6, Gay area, Reguliersdwarsstraat/Amstel
This is a non-alcoholic and coffee-free coffee shop, Amsterdam style. Guess you know what we mean. [...]
mon-sun 10:00–01:00
logo Walem Walem
Keizersgracht 449
Very gay friendly and busy bar-restaurant with view on the Keizersgracht. For lunch, coffee with cake or dinner. [...]
mon-sun 09:00–00:00

Gay clubs

logo Club Church Club Church
Kerkstraat 52, 1017 GM, Centrum
Church is a very popular gay dance & cruise club at the Kerkstraat (near Leidsestraat). [...]
tue 20:00–01:00, wed 20:00–04:00, thu 22:00–04:00, fri 22:00–05:00, sat 
logo Club NYX Club NYX
Reguliersdwarsstraat 42, 1017 BM, Centrum
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. [...]
thu 23:00–04:00, fri-sat 23:00–05:00, sun 19:00–01:00
Club YOLO
Amstel 178, 1017 AE, Amsterdam
New gay night club
thu 21:00–04:00, fri-sat 21:00–05:00, sun 21:00–04:00

Gay parties, circuit parties, after parties, etc

Backdoor Amsterdam - Melkweg
Lijnbaansgracht 234a, Leidseplein

The Backdoor organizes gay dance parties at various locations

00:00-00:00
Bear Necessity - Panama
Oostelijke Handelskade 4
Bear Necessity started as a bear party, but has become more a general gay dance party for real men. [...]
22:00-05:00, 22:00-05:00, 22:00-05:00
Club Danserette - Tolhuistuin
IJpromenade 2
Club Danserette is the clubby sister of the Danserette party. With a mix of dance hits from the 90's, 00's en 10's.
logo Danserette Danserette - Akhnaton
Nieuwezijdskolk 25-27
Danserette is a happy gay party with classic hits and tunes from now: from Donna Summer to Lady Gaga. [...]
DISCO TOTAL - OT301
Overtoom 301, 1054 HW, Amsterdam

gay minded dance party

22:00-03:00
logo F*ng POP Queers F*ng POP Queers - Paradiso
Weteringschans 6, 1017 SG, Amsterdam

Young and trendy gay night, it's fun, it's pop and it's soooooo gay! A few times a year this party has a XL edition, at club Paradiso Amsterdam. [...]

23:00-05:00, 23:00-05:00
logo Flirtation Flirtation - Panama
Oostelijke Handelskade 4
Flirtation is a trendy women-only party. More than 1250 open minded women from different cultures, a beautiful club, female top DJs, the best entertainment make this a unique 'girls night out'. [...]
logo Funhouse Funhouse - WesterUnie
Klönneplein 4-6, Westergasfabriek ,
Rapido Events present FunHouse. Popular gay dance parties at Wester Unie, at Westergasfabriek Amsterdam. [...]
22:00-05:00, 22:00-05:00, 22:00-05:00
Homomonument
Westermarkt, Central Station
Amsterdam’s world-famous Homomonument is not just a memorial; it's also a fabulous place to party during Kingsday, Liberation Day. [...]
logo Ladz Ladz - Club Church
Kerkstraat 52, 1017 GM, Centrum
Ladz: the gay dance party for lads, scallies, gabbers, sneaker- and sportswear boys. [...]
22:00-05:00, 22:00-05:00, 22:00-05:00
logo Rapido Rapido - Paradiso
Weteringschans 6, 1017 SG, Amsterdam

Rapido is a gay circuit party in Amsterdam. The party is held at concert hall Paradiso, which is a former old church in the centre of Amsterdam. [...]

15:00-02:00, 15:00-02:00, 15:00-02:00
Rosario - Rosario - Amsterdam
Rosario is a gay / straight friendly night in pavillion Het Blauwe Theehuis in the middle of the Vondelpark.
17:00-20:00
logo Spellbound Spellbound - OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134, 1075 XL, Amsterdam
Queer Underground Dance Party with Performances, DJs, VJs, Video, Chill Out Techno, Electro, House, Disco, Dub. [...]
23:00-04:00
logo Trut Trut
Bilderdijkstraat 165
Very cheap underground gay party every week on Sunday in Amsterdam. Be early, as only 220 people fit in and at 22h it's usually full. [...]
sun 22:00–03:00
X-Party - WesterUnie
Klönneplein 4-6, Westergasfabriek ,
X-Party Amsterdam is a new party concept by team of Rapido and FunHouse. This time they are taking you underground. [...]

Gay friendly, mixed and str8 clubs and parties

logo Supperclub Supperclub
Singel 460, 1017 AW, Amsterdam
Famous and trendy restaurant / lounge. In fact, it was Supperclub that launched the lounging phenomenon. [...]
mon-tue 19:30–01:00, wed 19:30–02:00, thu-sat 19:30–04:00, sun 19:30–01:00

Gay saunas and bath houses

logo Sauna NZ Sauna NZ
Nieuwezijds Armsteeg 95, 1012 NB, Centrum
Sauna NieuweZijds (NZ) is a new modern gay sauna open since December 2013 located very close to Central Station. [...]
mon-thu 12:00–06:00, fri-sat 12:00–10:00, sun 12:00–06:00

Gay cruise bars and clubs

logo Club Church Club Church
Kerkstraat 52, 1017 GM, Centrum
Church is a very popular gay dance & cruise club at the Kerkstraat (near Leidsestraat). [...]
tue 20:00–01:00, wed 20:00–04:00, thu 22:00–04:00, fri 22:00–05:00, sat 
logo Cuckoo' s Nest Cuckoo' s Nest
Nieuwezijds Kolk 6, 1012 PV, Centrum Amsterdam
Cuckoo' s Nest is a small gay bar... with a huge play area in the basement. There is a labyrinth with different types of cabins. [...]
mon-thu 13:00–01:00, fri-sat 13:00–02:00, sun 13:00–01:00
logo Dirty Dicks Dirty Dicks
Warmoesstraat 86, Warmoesstraat / Zeedijk
Dirty Dicks, the sleazy bar at the Warmoesstraat has been completely renovated May 2013 and with new staff. [...]
mon-thu 20:00–03:00, fri-sat 20:00–04:00, sun 20:00–03:00
logo Eagle Eagle
Warmoesstraat 90, 1012 JH, Centrum Amsterdam
The Eagle Amsterdam is a gay cruise bar in the gay leather street Warmoesstraat. In the weekend the coat check is open, otherwise you can use the coat check at the bar on the ground floor. [...]
 00:00–00:00, mon-thu 22:00–04:00, fri-sat 22:00–05:00, sun 22:00–04:00
logo The Web The Web
Sint Jacobsstraat 6, 1012 NC, Centrum Amsterdam
The Web is a gay cruise and pick up bar. Like the Cuckoo's Nest (around the corner), this bar opens early in the afternoon and is popular after work and early in the evenings. [...]
mon-thu 13:00–01:00, fri-sat 13:00–02:00, sun 13:00–01:00

Gay play, fetish and cruise party

logo Club Church Club Church
Kerkstraat 52, 1017 GM, Centrum
Church is a very popular gay dance & cruise club at the Kerkstraat (near Leidsestraat). [...]
tue 20:00–01:00, wed 20:00–04:00, thu 22:00–04:00, fri 22:00–05:00, sat 
Dikke Maatjes Sauna - Sauna NZ
Nieuwezijds Armsteeg 95, 1012 NB, Centrum
Once a month gay Sauna IN is host to the Dikke Maatjes Sauna. For gay Bear, Chubby, Cub, Chaser or Admirer.
logo Horsemen and Knights Horsemen and Knights - Eagle
Warmoesstraat 90, 1012 JH, Centrum Amsterdam
Horsemen and Knights is the big willy gay play and cruise party, in the afternoon. [...]
logo Nude Club Amsterdam Nude Club Amsterdam - Eagle
Warmoesstraat 90, 1012 JH, Centrum Amsterdam
Nude Club Amsterdam is as the name implies a nude gay cruise and play party once a month on Sunday afternoon. [...]
Sameplace
Nassaukade 120
Erotic cafe and club with regular men-only play nights (every Monday). Dress Code: men's underwear/shorts, one piece only.
mon 20:00–01:00
logo Wasteland Wasteland - Northsea Venue
Hemkade 48, Zaandam

Wasteland is the wildest party on earth. Europe’s most notorious straight / gay mixed fetish fantasy extravaganza welcomes you and fetishionistas from all over the globe to the North Sea Venue. [...]

Gay cruisingareas

Nieuwe Meer
Anton Schleperspad Amsterdam
The Nieuwe Meer / De Oeverlanden is a recreational area at a small lake just outside the city centre of Amsterdam. [...]
mon-sun 24h
Oosterpark
Next to Tropenmuseum
The Oosterpark gets cruisy after dark, mostly at the east side of the lake. Some guys walk around, others go by bike. [...]
mon-sun 21:00–07:00
Vondelpark
Vondelpark
The best park to hang out a bit in during the day. A busy cruising spot at night is the Rozentuin (Rose Garden) in the middle of the park (AYOR).
mon-sun 21:00–07:00

Lesbian and mixed gay/lesbian bars and cafes

logo Prik Prik
Spuistraat 109
Prik is a very popular gay bar on the Spuistraat (behind Royal Palace / Magna Plaza). [...]
mon-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 15:00–01:00
Restaurant BurlesQue
Regulierdwarsstraat 47
Paris styled restaurant and bar
wed-thu 10:00–01:00, fri-sun 10:00–03:00
logo Saarein Saarein
Elandsstraat 119
Saarein is a mixed gay cafe, but with a strong lesbian accent. Different theme nights attract a mixed audience.
tue-thu 16:00–01:00, fri 16:00–02:00, sat 12:00–02:00, sun 13:00–16:00

Lesbian and mixed gay/lesbian clubs and parties

Club Danserette - Tolhuistuin
IJpromenade 2
Club Danserette is the clubby sister of the Danserette party. With a mix of dance hits from the 90's, 00's en 10's.
logo Club NYX Club NYX
Reguliersdwarsstraat 42, 1017 BM, Centrum
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. [...]
thu 23:00–04:00, fri-sat 23:00–05:00, sun 19:00–01:00
logo Flirtation Flirtation - Panama
Oostelijke Handelskade 4
Flirtation is a trendy women-only party. More than 1250 open minded women from different cultures, a beautiful club, female top DJs, the best entertainment make this a unique 'girls night out'. [...]
Homomonument
Westermarkt, Central Station
Amsterdam’s world-famous Homomonument is not just a memorial; it's also a fabulous place to party during Kingsday, Liberation Day. [...]

Gay and regular shops

logo Black Body Black Body
Kerkstraat 173, 1017 GH, Centrum Amsterdam
Well-known leather and rubber shop. Recently moved to the Kerkstraat. Extensive collection of rubber,leather, neoprene, underwear, swimwear and accessories. [...]
mon-sat 11:00–19:00, sun 13:00–18:00
logo Cuts & Curls Cuts & Curls
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 74, 1017RD, Leidseplein
Richard , well known gay hairdresser. by appointment only appointments only via the site
Gays&Gadgets - GAYtic - Gays&Gadgets
Spuistraat 44, Central Station
Gay shop with souvenirs and things to have. Also features tourist information point GAYtic. [...]
logo Mr. B Mr. B
Warmoesstraat 89, 1012HZ
Mr. B is known throughout the gay world for its famous tee-shirts. The original of this famous leather shop is here in Amsterdam, right in the heart of Warmoesstraat. [...]
Pinkpoint
Westermarkt 9, Central Station
Pinkpoint is a small outside gay shop and information centre at the Homomonument. [...]
logo RoB RoB
Warmoesstraat 71, 1012 HX, Centrum Amsterdam
RoB is one of the big leather and fetish stores in Amsterdam. It's located in the leather street Warmoesstraat. [...]

Gay and regular restaurants

't Sluisje
Torensteeg 1
Restaurant, with drag performances.
Little Thai Prince
Zeedijk 33A, 1012 AR, Centrum Amsterdam
Small but very popular Thai restaurant on the Zeedijk. Very popular with gay guys.

Gay beaches and parks

Nieuwe Meer
Anton Schleperspad Amsterdam
The Nieuwe Meer / De Oeverlanden is a recreational area at a small lake just outside the city centre of Amsterdam. [...]
mon-sun 24h
Vondelpark Rozentuin - Vondelpark
Vondelpark
The Rozentuin (Rose garden) in the Vondelpark is a popular daytime hangout for gay guys on warm sunny days. [...]

Gay events

Amsterdam Gay Pride - Various locations
Amsterdam Gay Pride is one of the most special and the biggest pride events around the world. [...]
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Gay Movie Night - Pathe de Munt
Vijzelstraat 15, 1017HD
Every first Wednesday of the month Pathé de Munt shows a special gay classic movie. [...]
Vondelpark Rozentuin - Vondelpark
Vondelpark
The Rozentuin (Rose garden) in the Vondelpark is a popular daytime hangout for gay guys on warm sunny days. [...]

Big gay events

logo Amsterdam Bear Weekend Amsterdam Bear Weekend - Various locations
 
Bear Necessity, NZ Sauna, Eagle, Spijkerbar and many other local businesses organise the Amsterdam Bear Weekend.
Amsterdam Fetish Pride - Various locations
Amsterdam celebrates Fetish Pride. Many bars, clubs, shops, restaurant and enterprise are participating the Amsterdam Fetish Pride. [...]
Amsterdam Gay Pride - Various locations
Amsterdam Gay Pride is one of the most special and the biggest pride events around the world. [...]
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Amsterdam Leather Pride - various locations
Amsterdam Leather Pride is back with new organizers and a large main party back in the center of Amsterdam. [...]
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Kings Day Amsterdam - Various places
With Willem Alexander and Maxima becoming King and Queen of Holland in 2013, the traditional Dutch national holiday Queensday, has become King's Day (Koningsdag in Dutch). [...]

Events

logo Amsterdam Bear Weekend Amsterdam Bear Weekend - Various locations
 
Bear Necessity, NZ Sauna, Eagle, Spijkerbar and many other local businesses organise the Amsterdam Bear Weekend.
Amsterdam Fetish Pride - Various locations
Amsterdam celebrates Fetish Pride. Many bars, clubs, shops, restaurant and enterprise are participating the Amsterdam Fetish Pride. [...]
Amsterdam Gay Pride - Various locations
Amsterdam Gay Pride is one of the most special and the biggest pride events around the world. [...]
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Amsterdam Leather Pride - various locations
Amsterdam Leather Pride is back with new organizers and a large main party back in the center of Amsterdam. [...]
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Gay Movie Night - Pathe de Munt
Vijzelstraat 15, 1017HD
Every first Wednesday of the month Pathé de Munt shows a special gay classic movie. [...]
Kings Day Amsterdam - Various places
With Willem Alexander and Maxima becoming King and Queen of Holland in 2013, the traditional Dutch national holiday Queensday, has become King's Day (Koningsdag in Dutch). [...]
Kingsday night - Amstel / Reguliersdwarsstraat
On the evening before Kingsday (the former Queensday), first celebrations start on the streets, with street festivals and performances throughout the Amsterdam. [...]
Vondelpark Rozentuin - Vondelpark
Vondelpark
The Rozentuin (Rose garden) in the Vondelpark is a popular daytime hangout for gay guys on warm sunny days. [...]