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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

Café Chez René

City Center

Located in the center of Amsterdam and regarded as one of the best gay bars in Holland, Chez René is the place to go for a chilled drink and a chat. Attitude free,...

  • LGBTQ
  • Café

Club Church

Kerkstraat

Amsterdam's most famous cruise club - with two floors of dance and play areas upstairs and in the cellar - holds fetish parties like spank!, meat market, xxxleather,...

  • For Men
  • Cruising

Club Rapido

Warmoesstraat

Throwing parties in gay capitals around the world - think Cologne, Barcelona, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Antwerp and Amsterdam -, Club Rapido brings its monthly party to...

  • LGBTQ
  • Party

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

De Barderij

Zeedijk

With the constant traffic of boats under its windows, De Barderijis has a privileged location with great views at the confluence of two major canals. The candle...

  • LGBTQ
  • Pub

De Engelse Reet

City Center

The traditional "brown bars" of Amsterdam are small and busy watering holes, usually furnished with wooden panels and loads of memorabilia dating back hundred of...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pub