Amsterdam Gay Travel Guide & Map 2020

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|  7 June 2020
Tropikali Festival 2020: three parties in the garden of the Noorderlicht Café, including Kalinichta and Rosario. From tropical grooves to Balkan beats and music from all around the world.
Mixed clientele.
Tickets: from 32 €
12:00 – 23:00 @ Noorderlicht (NDSM Plein 102)
|  27 June 2020
Superball 2020 – Battle of the Drag Houses: Who are the best drag queens and drag kings in Amsterdam? The biggest drag ball of Europe.
20:00 – 05:00 @ Paradiso (Weteringschans 6-8)
|  25  –  26 July 2020
Milkshake Festival 2020: big annual open-air party festival celebrating the diversity of people: gay, straight, trans, thick, thin, small, large, black, white ...
12:00 – 23:00 @ WesterPark
|  25 July  –  2 August 2020
Amsterdam Gay Pride 2020: Canal Parade with 80 boats floating through the canals of Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon, 1 August, 13:00 – 17:00.
|  21  –  25 October 2020
Amsterdam Dance Event – ADE 2020: the biggest festival & conference in the world for electronic music. With debates, talks and many events in big and small clubs all over Amsterdam, incl. various gay venues and queer parties.
|  7 November 2020
Museum Night Amsterdam: From 19:00 till 02:00, about 50 museums and institutions open their doors again for one night and organize special events.
Although the event focuses on a Dutch audience, there is plenty to see and do for non-Dutch speakers, too.
Tickets: approx. 22 €

About Amsterdam and its gay life

Amsterdam had been a powerful city of maritime trade fame for many centuries. In the second half of the 20th century it was considered the gay capital of Europe, due to the beauty of the city and due to the city's liberal atmosphere which was far ahead of most other European cities and countries at that time.

As our Amsterdam Gay Maps show, there are several gay areas in Amsterdam, all of them not really far from each other. First of all you got the street with the unpronounceable name, Reguliersdwarsstraat, which is rather mainstream and quite busy at the weekend. Nearby are the Amstel street and Kerkstraat. And finally there are Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk in the center of Amsterdam.

As you can see on the Clubs & Parties page there aren't many regular gay clubs and parties left in Amsterdam nowadays. The most popular and crowded parties are those which happen monthly or every few months. So, if you like dancefloors with hundreds of half-naked sweating guys, check for the next dates of those irregular parties.

Annual highlights and queer events in Amsterdam are the LGBTQ film festival Roze Filmdagen in March, the Bear Weekend in spring, King's Day on the 26th/27th of April, the Milkshake Festival in July and the Amsterdam Gay Pride with the canal parade in August.