PRIK

Burgwallen-Nieuwe Zijde

Near Dam Square and the Royal Palace, Prik - which means bubble in Dutch should you be lost in translation - is a fun bar with a relaxed atmosphere. Cocktails and...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Paradiso

Singelgracht

A music venue in a converted church within the canal ring in central Amsterdam, Paradiso attracts a variety of artists, from rock and pop bands to choirs and famous...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

Jimmy Woo

Leidseplein

With a very cosmopolitan feel, complete with young socialites and their shiny jewellery and skinny supermodels, this club attracts the Dutch VIPs and celebrities....

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Brouwerij 't IJ

Funenkade

As far as breweries go, it doesn't get more Dutch than this. Better known as 'windmill brewery', the beer is made in the thatched windmill which towers over the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Cafe 't Mandje

Zeedijk

Cafe 't Mandje is one of the longest-running gay bars in the world, opened in 1927 by local lesbian Bet van Beeren and kept by her sister Greet until the 1980s....

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 4.5
  • 1

Getto Food & Drinks

Red Light District

Getto is a fun and friendly bar that describes itself as "an attitude-free zone, for gays, lesbians, bi, queers and straights". It specializes in reasonably priced...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 1

Het Elfde Gebod

Red Light District

On the edge of the Red Light District and close to Centraal Station, Het Elfde Gebod (The 11th Commandment) is a small local spot with a friendly barkeep and a large...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 1

Lellebel

Utrechtsesstraat

A drag queen's paradise, Café Lellebel has live shows, themed nights and events every day of the week. It is mainly frequented by transsexuals and crossdressers but

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 1

Club NYX

Reguliersdwarsstraat

Named after the Greek goddess of the night and housed in a former carriage house, Club NYX is a multi-level nightclub, each floor with a different type of music and...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Club Lite

Club Lite describes itself as an oasis of freedom, a down-to-earth dance club that welcomes a mixed crowd and encourages dancing barefoot. Theme nights at this...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

The Poolbar

City Center

The Poolbar is a proper dive bar off the tourist track in Amsterdam with a laid-back atmosphere, boardgames, dart boards, shuffle board, friendly staff and ice cold...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Saarein

Elandsstraat

One of the few original bruise kroegen or brown cafes, decorated with dark-wood and smoke-stained walls, this is a fine example Amsterdam's old fashioned beer holes....

  • For Women
  • Bar
  • 4.4
  • 2

The Queen's Head

Red Light District

Hetero-friendly, The Queen's Head on the edge of the Red-Light District has been open for 20 years. The down-to-earth vibe attracts locals, visitors and celebrities...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 1

Soho Bar

Reguliersdwarsstraat

One of the biggest and most popular gay bars in town, Soho Bar is outfitted in English Pub style and draws a younger crowd from midnight on, when the happy hour...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Exit Après Chique

Reguliersdwarsstraat

Exit Après Chique is a late night, après-ski style bar owned by the famous NYX club next door. Happy hour starts at 1 am every night, accompanied by dance pop or

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Taboo Bar

Reguliersdwarsstraat

Right in the middle of gay Amsterdam, Taboo Bar is a popular place to start the night with two daily happy hours. On Wednesdays, check out the Fabulous Cocktail

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

't Smalle

City Center

Originally built as Hoppe distillery in 1780, time appears to have stood still with the lasting old oak casks, vintage brass furnishings and gleaming chandeliers....

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Spijker Bar

Kerkstraat

The local community comes to the Spijker bar to play pool and watch cartoons, projected alongside hardcore gay films on big screens. A fireplace and fresh...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Montmartre

Halvemaansteeg

Small, noisy and packed but still a lot of fun, Montmartre plays Dutch ballads alongside classics like Kylie, Abba and Madonna to a sing-along crowd - a mixture of

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Garbo for Women

Galenstraat

Held every 4th Saturday night of the month outside Amsterdamat Beach Club Vroeger in Overveen, over 1,000 women have gathered to party for the last decade. Female...

  • For Women
  • Party

Club Up

De Weteringschans

With a clandestine feel this 'underground' club can only be spotted by the long queues outside its discreet and narrow building. Away from the party paradise of...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Bitterzoet

Centraal Station

Jazzy, urban and effortlessly sexy, Bitterzoet is a cozy alternative to the many electro clubs of Amsterdam. Here soul music takes over, with the longest...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Cafe Belgique

Dam Square

17th century Dutch meets graffiti art in one of the smallest bars in Amsterdam. One of the main hangouts for street artists and DJs in the city, this place has...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pub

Club Roque

Amstel

The swanky Club Roque is a smallish club which attracts 20-somethings, particularly to its midnight happy hour. Opposite the Stopera, it is right by the Amstel canal

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

OT301

Vondelpark

In 1999, a group of artists squatted this former film school building. Fast forward 16 years and this place has been transformed into a hub for the sub-culture in...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Other

Pacific Park

Westergasfabriek

Set in a former coal processing plant turned city park and cultural hub, this spacious club is like an old American dinner hired out for a party. Full of artsy...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Pollux

City Center

Owners Frits and Tanja are so much part of this go-go bar turned dive that they have their own wax statues next to the comfy seating. The stripper's pole is still...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Vesper Bar

Jordaan

With a British-inspired theme, the Vesper Bar serves up 'high-tea cocktails' in alcohol-filled tea pots and cups, accompanied by cakes and pastries from neighboring...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Vive La Vie

Amstelstraat

For 37 years Vivelavie entertained the lesbian community in Amsterdam with its casual atmosphere, stocked full of photos of female Hollywood stars. A perfect place

  • For Women
  • Bar

Amstel Fifty Four

Amstel

Although the location has changed names, management and style since the late 1980s, what is now Amstel Fifty Four has been a gay institution since the 1964. On the...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar