Stefan Arestis

我们爱visiting Amsterdam. Whether it's for a city break, romantic weekend or a gay party, we always know we're going to have a terrific time.

Whilst Amsterdam is most notorious for its “coffeeshops” where you can smoke joints legally, it is also culturally rich with excellent museums and has the most distinctive urban landscape. The city is dominated by water, with 165 canals, around 500 bridges, lots of cute narrow cobblestone streets and many many许多bicycles! It's so picturesque that the network of canals in the 17th-century historic old town (called the “Canal Ring“)被列为UNESCO World Heritage Site在2010年。

阿姆斯特丹也超同志,这并不奇怪,因为它是对一个省会城市most gay friendly countries in the world。就像柏林的同性恋场景,阿姆斯特丹的世界里,我们感觉舒适的步行牵着手在街上或不喜欢我们在公众场合亲吻时查看我们肩上的几个地方之一。这其中的原因很多,我们也评分为一体top gay travel destinations in Europe


Gay district of Amsterdam


从进一步上涨Reguliersdwarsstraat大街just by the Westerkerk church you can find the large pink同性恋纪念碑三角形的纪念。当它于1987年建成开业,成为世界第一纪念纪念在第二次世界大战期间,谁被迫害所有同性恋男人和女人。旁边的同性恋纪念碑是“Pink Point“阿姆斯特丹的官方同性恋信息亭。

The Homomonument memorial of Amsterdam in full taken from above
在阿姆斯特丹©吉尔特 - 扬Edelenbosch / WikiCommons的同性恋纪念碑纪念

Amsterdam gay cafes and coffeeshops

Our favourite coffeeshops and gay cafes in Amsterdam are located on Reguliersdwarsstraat. Remember in Amsterdam a咖啡店是你去咖啡因和地方coffeeshop吸烟。

  • 小吃店市中心: a staple since the 1970s. This is a cool place to hang out during the day especially on the outdoor terrace on a sunny day. It's open everyday until around 7pm.
  • The Otherside:最酷的作品很时髦同性恋友好咖啡店为你得到高享受。这是每天开放至午夜。
  • 贝蒂:吸烟哈希和杂草冷冻氛围。它有2层楼和一个小露台。贝蒂每天营业至凌晨1点。
Can you guess who had one too many joints at the Betty Boop?

Amsterdam gay bars


  • 苏荷:它在晚上变成了舞蹈的表演场地最大的同性恋酒吧之一。户外露台是一个很酷的地方挂出来的时候,天气允许的。苏荷区是开放的周三至周日从晚上6点到凌晨3点(周末凌晨4点)。
  • PRIK: we love the play on words with Prik (which meansbubblesin Dutch). As well as being a fun place to hangout, Prik also has events like Speed Dating, Karaoke and the Prik Pride street party in the summer. Check their Facebook page for full details. Prik is open every day from 4pm to 1am and is located at Spuistraat 109.
  • 阿姆斯特尔54:上周日热闹拖累业绩现代视频吧。由入口检查出戏剧性的吊灯!它位于几条街从Reguliersdwarsstraat大街at 1017 AB Amsterdam and is open every day from 5pm to 3am (4am on weekends).
  • 忌讳: another popular and quite large gay bar in Reguliersdwarsstraat spread over 2 floors. It is open everyday from 5pm to 3am (4am on weekends).
  • Bar Blend:在阿姆斯特丹的同性恋场面最新的同性恋酒吧,我们的生活吧!它是由背后的真棒俱乐部YOLO同一个男孩在2019年年底开业(见下文)。他们有欢乐时光每天7-8pm(5-6PM周末),然后在午夜至凌晨1点,这样你就知道这是happeningplace to come for pre clubbing drinks in the Amsterdam gay scene!
  • 咖啡现实: dubbed as“最热的黑白同性恋酒吧在Amsterdam“。It's the place to come if you love Latino and Caribbean music. It's particularly popular with the Surinamese and Antillean LGBTQ community, especially “black and coloured”人(如在其网站上注明)。咖啡馆现实位于Reguliersdwarsstraat大街的林布兰端部并且从下午8点开放每天凌晨3点到(周末上午05点)。
  • Exit Cafe:退出是对的Reguliersdwarsstraat大街流行的同性恋酒吧之一,点缀在一个古怪的滑雪后的风格。它往往是拥挤,有一个有趣的混合人群流溢到户外露台。退出咖啡馆每天晚上,直到凌晨4点(周末上午05点)是开放的。
  • 咖啡馆HET Dwarsliggertje: a very荷兰人栏上吸引Reguliersdwarsstraat大街更局部的人群。这是每天开放到凌晨3点(周末上午05点)。
  • 东京公爵: after years of moving around to new locations, the Duke of Tokyo finally settled into its new permanent home on Reguliersdwarsstraat. As the name suggests it is Japanese inspired, decorated so that you feel like you're in a small alley in Tokyo. It also has 8 private karaoke booths which can be rented by groups of 4-25 people. It is open everyday (except Tuesday) from 5pm to 1am (3am on weekends).
  • 咖啡馆Lellebel: one of the best drag bars in Amsterdam with some amazing lip synch performances! We love the live shows here, which we definitely recommend checking out. Lellebel is located a few blocks away from Reguliersdwarsstraat at Utrechtsestraat 4 and is open everyday from 9pm till 3am (5am on weekends).
  • Spijker酒吧: proudly serving the gay community since 1978 when it used to be a jeans and leather bar. Today Spijker is a cool bar for everyone, with the ad hoc fetish sports nights. Check their Facebook events page for details about the next one. Spijker is located at Kerkstraat 4 and is open everyday until 1am (4am on weekends).
  • Queen's Head:阿姆斯特丹更魅力的同性恋酒吧,装饰着华丽五十媚俗和著名的宾果拖动的夜晚之一。它位于Zeedijk 20就在运河环在著名的红灯区边缘的中间。女王头每天营业至凌晨1点(周末上午03点)。
  • Getto: unpretentious gay bar going strong since 1996, which welcomes everyone. We love the creative names given to their cocktails and burgers, named after drag queens, like “Horny Queen Maxima“, “Jennifer Hopelezz”和“Windy Mills“。会过位于Warmoesstraat 51,这是阿姆斯特丹的皮革场景中的焦点。这是每天开放(除星期一)至凌晨1点(周末凌晨2时)。
  • 咖啡馆Fame: small and intimate gay bar overlooking the Amstel river. It attracts quite a young crowd and has lots of happy hours each evening. It is located around the corner from Reguliersdwarsstraat on Amstel 50 and is open everyday until 3am (4am on weekends).
  • Montmarte:友好的同性恋酒吧,如果你到80,90年代流行经典,你一定会喜欢。他们有6-8pm,并每2至星期五的每天欢乐时光“Goed Draag”天。蒙马特位于运河在环Halvemaansteeg 17 and is open every day until around 3 (4am on weekends).
A particularly perfect Pride Party at Prik!


These are some of the best gay clubs in Amsterdam, which we loved:

  • Club NYX:在巨大的Reguliersdwarsstraat大街俱乐部分布在三个楼层。据倪克斯的名字命名的,夜晚的希腊女神。它吸引了相当多的年轻时尚人群,特别是周四“Sugar Daddy”夜。俱乐部倪克斯只在周末开放,晚上11点,从凌晨4点至周四上午05点,并在周五/周六。
  • Club YOLO: very cool weekend club where the cool kids go to party. They sometimes have themed evenings like the Friday “拉丁之夜“。The YOLO owners got so successful they recently opened up a new bar called Blend (see above). YOLO is located at Amstel 178 and is only open Thursday to Sunday from 8pm till 7am the next morning.
  • Eagle Amsterdam: a men-only gay cruising club spread over 3 floors complete with dance floor, wet & piss areas, douche facilities, darkrooms, showers, slings, glory holes and more. It's open Tuesday to Sunday until 4am (5am on weekends) and is located at Warmoesstraat 90.
  • Club Church: Amsterdam's best gay cruising club that organises various themed nights everyday like蓝Kooking Klubbing拖晚上在周四,周五,SOS周日,更Zonderbroek内衣派对。教堂位于Kerkstraat 52检查他们的网站,了解最新的活动和开放时间的详细信息,并观看它这个迷人的视频:


These are some of the best monthly gay parties in Amsterdam you may want to look out for during your visit:

  • FunHouse XL by Rapido:最流行的每月一次的“电路”风格同志在阿姆斯特丹发生在不同地点的当事方之一。退房事件部分在其网站上的最新信息和购买门票。
  • Shelter is Burning @ Shelter:同性恋电晚上在一年四季交替的场所。检查他们的Facebook页面事件有关下次聚会的细节。
  • 后门派对@马戏团的Melkweg显示:这是超过一个党,一个晚上lots of entertainment and non-stop dancing every Saturday evening at the Melkweg, located at Lijnbaansgracht 234-A. It gets busy after midnight and goes on until 7am.
  • The One @ Eagle Amsterdam:每个月,鹰俱乐部主机“The One” club night, which gets pretty busy! Check out The One's Facebook page for the latest information about the next event.
  • 熊必要性:在巴拿马阿姆斯特丹选择周六晚上阿姆斯特丹最大的月度熊党走位Oostelijke Handelskade 4.检查他们的网站了解下党的细节。

Gay cruising Amsterdam


  • 在Oeverlanden Nieuwe米尔湖:NIEUWE米尔是一个小湖在Oeverlanden公园,这就是运河环外。它有一个衣服,可选的日光浴区,使其在夏季的热门地点。因为这是巡航正式承认和容忍的唯一的地方,你可以找到行动发生日夜。
  • Oosterpark: large park in Amsterdam East, which gets cruisy after dark in the area next to the Tropenmuseum. It goes without saying you should take care here when cruising at night as robbery and stabbings frequently take place.
  • Vondelpark Rose Garden:城市公共公园在阿姆斯特丹南部与接近尾声被称为“玫瑰园”的公园右侧一个热门的同性恋巡航点。巡航平时天黑后发生,但在夏季,你可以看到一些白天行动为好。
  • 赞德沃特天体海滩: Zandvoort is a beach resort town around 30 minutes train journey from Amsterdam Centraal followed by a 30 minute walk south to the official nudist beach. Just like thegay beach of Gran Canaria, it is surrounded by dunes which makes it popular for cruising.

Gay saunas and bathhouses in Amsterdam

目前只有一个在阿姆斯特丹的同性恋桑拿叫Nieuwezijds, named after its address at Nieuwezijds Armsteeg 95. It is conveniently located in the Canal Ring, very close to Amsterdam Centraal station.

Nieuwezijds has events like “圆润星期一“, “没有毛巾星期二” and a bear night on the last Saturday of each month. It is open every from midday until 6am the next morning (extended to 10am on weekends).




Amsterdam Bear Weekendin March: the best way to welcome the Spring to the city, with your bear buddies to hand! The Bear Weekend includes pub crawls, parties and the election of the “老总乙ear Netherlands“。

Amsterdam gay Pridein July/August: the last week of July and the first week of August the city turns into one fabulous colourful party. The Amsterdam gay Pride parade in early August is world-famous because it is the only one that takes place on the water, with 80 boat-floats making their way through the canals. Also not to miss during Pride are the street parties, particularly on Reguliersdwarsstraat.

阿姆斯特丹皮革骄傲在十月: the biggest leather party in Holland attracting thousands of leather and fetish fans on the last weekend in October. As well as lots of parties, it includes the crowning of the new “先生皮革阿姆斯特丹“, “先生皮革荷兰”和“Mister Leather Europe“。




  • Artem Bodywear: hot underwear, swimwear and trendy sportswear for men, located on the Reguliersdwarsstraat street.
  • Black Body Shop: has the biggest collection of rubber clothing and toys in Europe. It is located at Kerkstraat 173.
  • 德雷克的豪华精品: offers a wide range of gay-orientated clothing, home accessories, adults toys. It is located at Damrak 61.
  • 罗布阿姆斯特丹:销售各种服装,玩具,小工具等。它位于Warmoesstraat 71。
  • 老总乙: popular leather and fetish chain, which sells a range of toys, clothing and accessories. It is located at Prinsengracht 192.
The Black Body gay shop in Amsterdam



Whether we were travelling on a budget, a romantic break to celebrate an anniversary, a weekend city break from London or a stag weekend, every place we've stayed at has been welcoming and never had an issue about us sharing a double bed. For more information, check out our top 10 favouritegay hotels in Amsterdamand also read what we think are the在阿姆斯特丹最好的酒店卧室的乐趣


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Stefan Arestis


8 thoughts on “Gay Amsterdam Travel Guide: gay bars, clubs, hotels & awesome things to do”

  1. 这是伟大的和有益的我,斯特凡。

    am about to solo my first trip in amsterdam in the upcoming nov’19.


    struggling with the hotel to stay but after reading all your recommendation, i think i gt what i need!

    thank you and appreciateeeeeeee all your hard work



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