Cramsterdam for the Gays

Most of the bars (in no particular order) grouped by location – also available on google maps and check out the events page on iamsterdam (Milkshake and Pride are two of the main events). Club nights like Bear Necessity or Furball etc are not listed so check out Tom’s guide or Patroc.
In the summer we also tend to meet at Marineterrein AKA the gay beach. Bring snacks, drinks and a blanket to sit on and watch Amsterdammers unwind and swim and get drunk in the marine base near Kattenburg. Further afield is Nieuwe Meer which is an official cruising spot in Park de Oeverlanden.

Reguliersdwarsstraat | Centrum West | De Wallen | Kerkstraat | Amstel | Jordaan | Oost | West


This is the current “gay street” of Amsterdam.

Taboo + Taboo Kantine – 
Reguliersdwarsstraat 4
Busy bar especially for the after work crowd on a Friday but with a few recent price hikes make sure you don’t go crazy.

Blend + Blend XL –  
Reguliersdwarsstraat 41
Next door to Taboo and same kind of crowd. XL is opposite next to SoHo

Bar Exit – 
Reguliersdwarsstraat 42a

SoHo –  
Utrechtsestraat 19
Great bar with a large terrace that gets the evening sunshine so great for after-work beers and the staff are super friendly

Free Willie – (PAID entry ) – XXX
Amstel 178
The newest gay bar. Mostly a naked bar. From the Club Church team.

Utrechtsestraat 4H
Queer bar which is small but fun. They recently moved focus of Lellebel towards building a safe environment for the Queer/Trans community so support it.

Amstel 54
Amstel 54
€10 to spin the wheel and you might win shots or drinks or lose it all! Not as much fun or as gay as it used to be (I predict it will be the next on this list to vanish).

Reguliersdwarsstraat | Amstel | De Wallen | Kerkstraat | Jordaan | Oost | West

Centrum West

Spuistraat 109
Great terrace although it is along a (sometimes) busy street.
The Web XXX
Sint Jacobsstraat 6
Sometimes PAID entry but usually no cover just buy a drink before exploring.
The Cuckoo’s Nest XXX
Nieuwzijds Kolk 6
No cover just buy a drink before exploring.
Sauna Nieuwezijds – (PAID entry ) – XXX
Nieuwezijds Armsteeg 95
Paid entry.

Reguliersdwarsstraat | Centrum West | De Wallen | Kerkstraat | Jordaan | Oost | West

Centrum/De Wallen

The Queen’s Head
Zeedijk 20 (Oudezijds Kolk)
Friendly little bar where you can have a nice drink and a chat. Get there early for the booth with the canal views.
Café ‘t Mandje
Zeedijk 63, Amsterdam
Best described as ‘quirky’
Eagle Amsterdam XXX
Warmoesstraat 90
(sometimes PAID entry )
Ring the bell for entry. Not for the faint-hearted 😉 Usually, no cover unless there is an event.
Dirty Dicks XXX
Warmoesstraat 86
(sometimes PAID entry )
Usually, no cover unless there is an event.

Reguliersdwarsstraat | Centrum West | De Wallen | Amstel | Jordaan | Oost | West

Kerkstraat and Leidseplein

Spijker Bar XXX
Kerkstraat 4HS
Pool, Bingo, Disney + Porn in addition to naked Tuesdays what more could you ask for? Oh super friendly staff that’s what. Not as large a “play” area as some of the other bars with “play” areas but hey that can sometimes be fun right…

Club Church – (PAID entry ) – XXX
Kerkstraat 52 (Leidsestraat)
Also not for the faint-hearted (paid entry and allegedly very cruisy). Expect club nights like Furball to sell out and even with tickets arrive in good time or you will be joining a 1 out 1 in line outside


Elandsstraat 119
Neighbourhood LGBT+ friendly bar.


Lola (The Green Aardvark)
Mauritskade 100 A-h
Another large terrace great in the summer and they do good food too


Jacob van Lennepstraat 86H
Local neighbourhood queer cafe bar


The ahem other bars…
XXX – signifies the bar has a dark room or is otherwise a sex positive venue.

Reguliersdwarsstraat | Centrum West | De Wallen | Kerkstraat | Amstel | Jordaan | Oost | West



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