Patroc Amsterdam Gay Guide 2020

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Accommodation Tips

Amistad Hotel
Hotel, gay-friendly. **, 80–200 €
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. ***, from 70 €
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

Cafes

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 15 October 2020: By order of the Netherlands government, all bars and restaurants have to close for several weeks.

Brug34
LGBT-friendly cafe-bar for breakfast and snacks, coffee and wine.
@ Utrechtsestraat 19
Amsterdam 1017 VH
Tram: Rembrandtplein, Keizersgracht

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

Mankind
LGBT-friendly pub with canal-side terrace.
Beer, sandwiches and various other dishes.
Located between the Museum quarter and the Spiegel quarter with its antique shops.
@ Weteringstraat 60
Amsterdam 1017 SP
Tram: Weteringcirquit, Spiegelgracht

Bars & Pubs

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 15 October 2020: By order of the Netherlands government, all bars and restaurants have to close for several weeks.

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

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

Brug34
LGBT-friendly cafe-bar for breakfast and snacks, coffee and wine.
@ Utrechtsestraat 19
Amsterdam 1017 VH
Tram: Rembrandtplein, Keizersgracht

Café 't Mandje
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 Après Chique
Gay bar in 'après-ski' style, next to Club NYX.
Mixed crowd. Busiest after 01:00.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 42a
Amsterdam 1017 BM
Tram: Koningsplein

Fame
Small gay bar by the Amstel river in the center of Amsterdam.
@ Amstel 50
Amsterdam 1017 AB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taboo Kantine
Bar with street terrace and snacks, right next to the Taboo bar.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 43
Amsterdam 1017 BK

The Queen's Head
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.

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 15 October 2020: By order of the Netherlands government, all bars and restaurants have to close for several weeks.

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

De Trut
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

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 15 October 2020: By order of the Netherlands government, all bars and restaurants have to close for several weeks.

Church
2 floors of dance and play space. Different theme nights six times a week – check the program on the Church website.
Admission: 7-15 €
@ Kerkstraat 52
Amsterdam 1017 GM

Cuckoo's Nest
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 Dicks
Small gay cruise bar. A bit fetish-oriented, but without dresscodes (except for special parties).
Busiest after midnight.
Minimum consumption: 1-2 drinks
@ Warmoesstraat 86
Amsterdam 1012 JH

Eagle Amsterdam
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
Gay bar in the center of Amsterdam. Some cruising upstairs.
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ Sint Jacobsstraat 6
Amsterdam 1012 NC

Saunas

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 15 October 2020: By order of the Netherlands government, all bars and restaurants have to close for several weeks.

Sauna Nieuwezijds
Reclosed
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: 22.50 €, incl. 1st drink (16 € up to 26 years)
@ Nieuwezijds Armsteeg 95
Amsterdam 1012 NB
Tram, Bus: Nieuwezijds Kolk

Shops

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 15 October 2020: By order of the Netherlands government, all bars and restaurants have to close for several weeks.

Artem Bodywear
Fashionable underwear and beachwear for men.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 39
Amsterdam 1017 BK

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

Gays & Gadgets / Underground
Daily 12:00 – 19:00
Gifts, gadgets, cards and party tickets. Gay magazines, flyers and discount cards.
In the basement with fetish shop Underground.
@ Spuistraat 44
Amsterdam 1012 TV
Tram: Nieuwezijds Kolk

Mister B
Monday-Friday 13:00 – 19:00; Saturday 11:00 – 19:00; 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
Gay and lesbian information and souvenir kiosk at the Homomonument in Amsterdam.
@ Westermarkt
Amsterdam 1016 DH

RoB Amsterdam
Monday-Friday 11:00 – 19:00; Saturday 12:00 – 19:00; Sunday 13:00 – 18:00
Famous shop for leather gear and toys in the center of Amsterdam.
@ 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