- Gay Nightlife Amsterdam
- Hotels and apartments near gay places
- Gay bars and cafes
- Clubs and parties
- Cruise bars, parties and gay sauna
- PinkPoint at HomoMonument
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Gay Nightlife Amsterdam
Amsterdam is famous for its tolerant and open atmosphere. It was one of the first cities with an extensive and open gay scene.
Amsterdam is small and has to compete with other cities but it has still many gay bars and clubs.
For info on parks, the beach, restaurants and museums, art and sight seeing please see the section Amsterdam for gay visitors
Hotels and apartments near gay places
As Amsterdam has a very compact city centre, just stay somewhere in the city centre, so everything is at walking distance. Our Hotel Guide shows you the best hotels in the different gay areas.Hotel map center
Gay bars and cafes
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 well known Soho and Taboo bars. Close to it is the Amstel area and Halvemaansteeg, with bars popular by the locals. In the Kerkstraat you find popular the popular gay club Church, with many fetish theme nights.
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 Cuckoosnest. On the Warmoesstraat you find the leather scene and gay bars for 'real men'. Connected to it is the Zeedijk, with another 5 gay bars.
Both areas are at walking distance of each other.
Clubs and parties
Amsterdam has a couple of weekly gay clubs and a wide range of popular monthly dance parties. The weekly clubs are Club Nyx (in the main gay street), The Warehouse open minded dance club with cabins and Club Roque (very young and a bit more stylish).The most famous party is Rapido (2 till 4 times a year). Bear Necessity (muscle bears)Clubs and Parties
Cruise bars, parties and gay sauna
Amsterdam is also known for its dark and sleazy places. As a tourist your probably don't want to miss the popular large Thermos Sauna.A popular fetish place with different theme parties is Club Church. The other cruise bars are located around Warmoesstraat: Argos (leather bar) and Club Fuxxx.Already from afternoon you can visit The Web or Cuckoo' s Nest. Check out PLAY for all gay cruise bars and leather parties.gay saunas and cruise bars
PinkPoint at HomoMonument
Since the Gay Games in 1998, PinkPoint is the information centre for gay tourists in Amsterdam. The kiosk is to be found at the Westermarkt, at the HomoMonument. At PinkPoint you will find all information you need to get around in gay Amsterdam, as well as cute souvenirs to bring back home.Pinkpoint Amsterdam