Patroc Amsterdam Gay Guide 2020

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Accommodation Tips

Hotel Freeland
Hotel, gay-friendly. **, 80–190 €
Small gay-friendly hotel close to the Leidseplein.
@ Marnixstraat 386
Amsterdam 1017 PL
Tram: Leidseplein, Raamplein
Amistad Hotel
Hotel, gay-friendly. **, 100–200 €
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 90 €
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 130 €
Upmarket design hotel right next to the gay bars in the 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
Reopened May 2020, daily from 08:00/09:00
LGBT-friendly cafe-bar for breakfast and snacks, coffee and wine.
@ Utrechtsestraat 19
Amsterdam 1017 VH
Tram: Rembrandtplein, Keizersgracht

Downtown
Reopened June 2020, daily 12:00 – 21:30
Small gay-friendly cafe and lunchroom.
In good weather with street terrace.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 31
Amsterdam 1017 BJ
Tram: Koningsplein

 Café Mankind
Reopened June 2020, Monday-Saturday from 12:00
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, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Amstel Fiftyfour
Reopened June 2020; Monday 17:00 – 02:00; Tuesday-Thursday 15:00 – 02:00; Friday, Saturday 15:00 – 04:00; Sunday 15:00 – 02:00
Gay and lesbian music bar. Occasionally with drag shows.
On weekends best after 23:00.
@ Amstel 54
Amsterdam 1017 AB

Bar Blend
Reopened June 2020; daily 14:00/15:00 – 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

Brug34
Reopened May 2020, daily from 08:00/09:00
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
Reopened June 2020, daily 12:00 – 01:00
Gay bar in 'après-ski' style, next to Club NYX.
Mixed crowd. Busiest after 01:00.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 42a
Amsterdam 1017 BM
Tram: Koningsplein

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

Montmartre
Reopened June 2020; Monday 14:00 – 01:00; Tuesday-Thursday 14:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 14:00 – 04:00; Sunday 14:00 – 03:00
Popular Dutch Pop & Schlager music pub.
@ Halvemaansteeg 17
Amsterdam 1017 CR

Prik
Reopened June 2020; Monday-Thursday 16:00 – 01:00; Friday 16:00 – 03:00; Saturday 12:00 – 03:00; Sunday 12:00 – 01:00
Popular gay cocktail bar. Modern and friendly atmosphere. Snacks available.
Gets busy early.
@ Spuistraat 109
Amsterdam 1012 SV
Tram: Nieuwezijds Kolk

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

SoHo
Reopened June 2020; Monday, Tuesday 16:00 – 03:00 (in winter closed); Wednesday, Thursday 18:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 18:00 – 04:00; Sunday 16:00 – 03:00
Big gay lounge bar with London pub style.
In good weather with street terrace.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 36
Amsterdam 1017 BM

Spijkerbar
Reopened June 2020; 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
Reopened June 2020; daily 16:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
Very busy gay bar in the Reguliersdwarsstraat. Mixed ages.
With weekly drag shows and popular street terrace.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 45
Amsterdam 1017 BK

Taboo Kantine
Reopened June 2020; daily 16:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday till 03:00
Bar with street terrace and snacks, right next to the Taboo bar.
@ Reguliersdwarsstraat 43
Amsterdam 1017 BK

The Queen's Head
Reopened June 2020; 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.

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

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, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Church
2 floors of dance and play space. Different theme nights six times a week – check the agenda 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 Dick's
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 JX

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, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Sauna Nieuwezijds
Reopening approx. September 2020
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 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
Daily 12:00 – 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.
@ 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