Gay Bars in Amsterdam

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 19 December 2021: All bars, cafes, restaurants, clubs and saunas have to stay closed again.

Gay and lesbian music bar. Occasionally with drag shows.
@ Amstel 54
Amsterdam 1017 AB

New bar in Amsterdam's famous gay street.
With drag shows and bingo nights.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 41
Amsterdam 1016 BR

LGBT-friendly cafe-bar for breakfast and snacks, coffee and wine.
@ Utrechtsestraat 19
Amsterdam 1017 VH
Tram: Rembrandtplein, Keizersgracht

The grande dame of Amsterdam's gay & lesbian nightlife. It was the first gay bar in the Netherlands (and one of the first in the world) when it was opened in 1927. Reopened in 2008 with a preserved interior, 't Mandje today is a small cozy bar with a mixed clientele. Music: Dutch ›Schlager‹, chansons, Pop.
@ Zeedijk 63
Amsterdam 1012 AS

Gay bar in 'après-ski' style, next to Club NYX.
Mixed clientele.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 42a
Amsterdam 1017 BM
Tram: Koningsplein

Small bar with local drag shows and karaoke.
@ Utrechtsestraat 4
Amsterdam 1017 VN

Popular Dutch Pop and Schlager music pub.
@ Halvemaansteeg 17
Amsterdam 1017 CR

Popular gay cocktail bar. Modern and friendly atmosphere. Snacks available.
Gets busy early.
@ Spuistraat 109
Amsterdam 1012 SV
Tram: Nieuwezijds Kolk

Small gay bar for black and coloured men & friends.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 129
Amsterdam 1017 BL

Big gay lounge bar with London pub style.
In good weather with street terrace.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 36
Amsterdam 1017 BM

Traditional gay jeans bar with pool table.
›Separating the men from the boys for over 40 years.‹
@ Kerkstraat 4
Amsterdam 1017 GL

Very busy gay bar in the Reguliersdwarsstraat. Mixed ages.
With weekly drag shows and popular street terrace.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 45
Amsterdam 1017 BK

Friendly gay bar with weekly drag shows and eccentric bingo shows.
On weekends with DJs.
In the back cozy nook with canal view.
@ Zeedijk 20
Amsterdam 1012 AZ