Patroc Amsterdam Gay Guide 2019

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Accommodation Tips

Hotel Freeland
Hotel, gay-friendly. **, 60–180 €
Small gay-friendly hotel close to the Leidseplein.
@ Marnixstraat 386
Amsterdam 1017 PL
Tram: Leidseplein, Raamplein
Amistad Hotel
Hotel, gay-friendly. **, 100–190 €
Small gay-oriented hotel in the historic center of Amsterdam.
Very clean and recently renovated and modernized in 2018.
Fabulous breakfast till 12:00.
@ Kerkstraat 42
Amsterdam 1017 GM
Tram: Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht
Hotel Amstelzicht
Hotel. ***, 85–230 €
Small hotel at the Amstel, very close to the gay bars in Amsterdam's main gay area around Reguliersdwarsstraat & Amstel.
@ Amstel 104
Amsterdam 1017 AD
Tram: Rembrandtplein
The Albus
Hotel, gay-friendly. ****, from 120 €
Upmarket design hotel right next to the gay bars in Reguliersdwarsstraat.
With furniture by designers such as Marc Sadler, Eileen Gray, Enzo Catellani and Per Weiss.
@ Vijzelstraat 49
Amsterdam 1017 HE
Tram: Muntplein

Cafes

Brug34
Monday-Wednesday 08:00 – 22:00; Thursday 08:00 – 01:00; Friday 08:00 – 03:00; Saturday 09:00 – 03:00; Sunday 09:00 – 22:00
Gay-friendly cafe-bar for breakfast and snacks, coffee and wine.
@ Utrechtsestraat 19
Amsterdam 1017 VH
Tram: Rembrandtplein, Keizersgracht

Downtown
Daily 10:00 – 19:00
Small gay-friendly cafe and lunchroom.
In good weather with street terrace.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 31
Amsterdam 1017 BJ
Tram: Koningsplein

Prik
Monday-Thursday 16:00 – 01:00; Friday 16:00 – 03:00; Saturday 15:00 – 03:00; Sunday 15:00 – 01:00
Popular gay cocktail bar. Modern and friendly atmosphere. Snacks available.
Gets busy early.
@ Spuistraat 109
Amsterdam 1012 SV
Tram: Nieuwezijds Kolk

 Cafι Mankind
Monday-Saturday 12:00 – 24:00; Kitchen until 20:30
With own canal-side terrace. Located between the Museum quarter and the Spiegel quarter with its antique shops.
Gay-friendly.
@ Weteringstraat 60
Amsterdam 1017 SP
Tram: Weteringcirquit, Spiegelgracht

Bars & Pubs

Amstel Fiftyfour
Daily 17:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
Gay and lesbian music bar. Occasionally with drag shows.
On weekends best after 23:00.
@ Amstel 54
Amsterdam 1017 AB

Bar Blend
Daily 15:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
New bar in Amsterdam's famous gay street.
With drag shows and bingo nights.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 41
Amsterdam 1016 BR

Cafι 't Mandje
Tuesday-Thursday 16:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 15:00 – 03:00; Sunday 15:00 – 01:00
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

Exit Aprθs Chique
Daily 21:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday till 05:00
Gay bar in 'aprθs-ski' style, next to Club NYX.
Mixed crowd. Busiest after 01:00.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 42a
Amsterdam 1017 BM
Tram: Koningsplein

Fame
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 17:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 17:00 – 04:00; Sunday 17:00 – 03:00
@ Amstel 50
Amsterdam 1017 AB

Lellebel
Monday-Thursday 21:00 – 03:00; Friday 21:00 – 05:00; Saturday 15:00 – 05:00; Sunday 15:00 – 03:00
Drag & travesty bar.
@ Utrechtsestraat 4
Amsterdam 1017 VN

Montmartre
Daily 17:00 – 01:00/03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
Popular Dutch Pop & Schlager music pub.
@ Halvemaansteeg 17
Amsterdam 1017 CR

Prik
Monday-Thursday 16:00 – 01:00; Friday 16:00 – 03:00; Saturday 15:00 – 03:00; Sunday 15:00 – 01:00
Popular gay cocktail bar. Modern and friendly atmosphere. Snacks available.
Gets busy early.
@ Spuistraat 109
Amsterdam 1012 SV
Tram: Nieuwezijds Kolk

Reality
Daily 20:00 – 03:00/05:00
Small gay bar for black and coloured men & friends.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 129
Amsterdam 1017 BL

SoHo
Monday, Tuesday 18:00 – 02:00 (in winter closed); Wednesday, Thursday 18:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 18:00 – 04:00; Sunday 18:00 – 03:00
Gay lounge bar with London pub style.
In good weather with street terrace.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 36
Amsterdam 1017 BM

Spijkerbar
Daily 16:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday till 03:00
Traditional gay jeans bar with pool table.
›Separating the men from the boys for over 40 years.‹
@ Kerkstraat 4
Amsterdam 1017 GL

Taboo
Daily 16:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
Very busy gay bar in the Reguliersdwarsstraat. Mixed ages.
With weekly drag shows.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 45
Amsterdam 1017 BK

Taboo Kantine
Thursday 17:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 17:00 – 03:00; Sunday 17:00 – 01:00
Bar with street terrace and snacks, right next to the Taboo bar.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 43
Amsterdam 1017 BK

The Queen's Head
Daily 16:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday till 03:00
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

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Amsterdam.

3x NYX @ Club Nyx
Saturday from 23:00
Big club with several dancefloors, bars and lounge areas.
Mixed young clientele. Music: Pop, Urban and House.
Admission: 10-13 €
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 42
Amsterdam 1017 BM
Tram: Koningsplein

Club YOLO
Friday, Saturday 24:00 – 05:00
@ Amstel 178
Amsterdam 1017 AE

De Trut
Sunday 22:00 – 02:45 (entry till approx. 23:00)
Very popular ›non-commercial dike and faggot disco‹ with a mixed clientele.
Limited capacity – it is advised to queue by 21:30 to get in.
@ Bilderdijkstraat 165 E
Amsterdam 1053 KP
Tram: Bilderdijkstraat/Kinkerstraat

Cruising & Fetish

Church
Tuesday, Wednesday 20:00 – 01:00; Thursday 22:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 05:00; Sunday 16:00 – 20:00
2 floors of dance and play space. Different theme nights six times a week – check the agenda on the Church website.
Admission: 6-15 €
@ Kerkstraat 52
Amsterdam 1017 GM

Cuckoo's Nest
Daily 13:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday till 02:00
Started 1984 as a leather bar, now without fetish and dresscodes.
The cruising labyrinth in the basement is quite busy at late evening.
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ Nieuwezijds Kolk 6
Amsterdam 1012 PV

Dirty Dick's
Daily 20:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
Small gay cruise bar. A bit fetish-oriented, but without dresscodes (except for special parties).
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ Warmoesstraat 86
Amsterdam 1012 JX

Eagle Amsterdam
Daily 23:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday till 05:00
Gay cruise bar. Traditionally associated with leather and denim, but open to all types of gays.
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ Warmoesstraat 90
Amsterdam 1012

The Web
Daily 13:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday till 02:00
Gay bar in the center of Amsterdam. Some cruising upstairs.
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ Sint Jacobsstraat 6
Amsterdam 1012 NC

Saunas

Sauna Nieuwezijds
Monday-Wednesday 12:00 – 02:00; Thursday 12:00 – 06:00; Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 10:00; Sunday 12:00 – 06:00
Modern, clean and well maintained. With spacious lounge bar.
Mixed ages.

Located in the center of Amsterdam, close to the central station.

ID card needed to access the sauna.

Admission: 21 €, incl. 1st drink (15 € up to 26 years)
@ Nieuwezijds Armsteeg 95
Amsterdam 1012 NB
Tram, Bus: Nieuwezijds Kolk

Thermos Sauna
Closed.

Until 2015 the biggest and busiest gay sauna in Amsterdam.
@ Raamstraat 33
Amsterdam 1016 XL

Shops

Artem Bodywear
Monday, Wednesday 11:00 – 18:00; Thursday 11:00 – 19:00; Friday 11:00 – 18:00; Saturday 12:00 – 18:00; Sunday 13:00 – 18:00
Fashionable underwear and beachwear for men.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 39
Amsterdam 1017 BK

Black Body
Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 19:00; Sunday (in summer) 13:00 – 18:00
Fetish shop for men: underwear, sportswear, rubber, leather etc.
@ Kerkstraat 173
Amsterdam 1017 GH
Tram: Keizersgracht

Gays & Gadgets / Underground
Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 19:00; Friday, Saturday 11:00 – 19:00; Sunday 12:00 – 19:00
Gifts, gadgets and party tickets. Gay maps, magazines, flyers and discount cards.
In the basement with fetish shop Underground.
@ Spuistraat 44
Amsterdam 1012 TV
Tram: Nieuwezijds Kolk

Mister B
Monday-Wednesday 11:00 – 19:00; Thursday-Saturday 11:00 – 20:00; Sunday 13:00 – 18:00
Famous shop for leather and rubber gear, erotic toys etc.
@ Prinsengracht 192
Amsterdam 1016 GW
Tram, Bus: Westermarkt

Pink Point
Monday-Saturday 10:00 – 18:00; Sunday 12:00 – 18:00; extended opening hours during special events
Gay and lesbian information and souvenir kiosk at the Homomonument in Amsterdam.
@ Keizersgracht/Westermarkt
Amsterdam 1016 DH

RoB Amsterdam
Monday-Thursday 11:00 – 19:00; Friday, Saturday 11:00 – 20:00; Sunday 13:00 – 18:00
Shop for leather gear and toys.
@ Warmoesstraat 71
Amsterdam 1012 HX

Shirt Shop
Daily 13:00 – 18:45/19:00
Shirts, T-shirts, trousers and underwear for men.
Not for brand addicts – the shop focuses on design and quality.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 64
Amsterdam 1017 BM