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Gay bars and cafes

Amsterdam has quite a lot gay bars. Most places get busy just in the weekend.

A very nice place to start your evening is bar Prik, close to Dam square. Most other bars can be found on Reguliersdwarsstraat and Amstel near Rembrandsquar, and on Zeedijk and Warmoeststraat near the Central Station.

gay bars, cafes and pubs
Amstel Fifty-Four
Amstel 54, 1017 AB, Centrum
Amstel Fifty-Four is located on the Amstel river, not surprisingly at number 54. In the bar they play music from the pop charts, Eurovision, some Dutch music. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–03:00, fri-sat 16:00–04:00, sun 16:00–03:00
Cafe Bordó
Nieuwe Nieuwstraat 20, 1012 NH, Centrum Amsterdam
Open minded women cafe, welcoming men as well.
wed-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00
Cafe Rouge
Amstel 60, 1017 AC, Centrum Grachtengordel Amsterdam
Old fashioned cozy cafe for a mixed public. Top 40 music, but also tearjerkers, German Schlagers and the song festival hits  will not be forgotten! The cafe where everyone will feel at home immediately!
wed-thu 17:00–01:00, fri-sat 17:00–03:00, sun 17:00–01:00
Chez Rene
Amstel 50, 1017 AB, Centrum
Café Chez René is a small gay bar with Happy Hour from 23.00 till 00.00. Mostly a younger crowd. [...]
mon-thu 18:00–03:00, fri-sat 18:00–04:00, sun 18:00–03:00
De Barderij
Zeedijk 14, 1012 AX, Amsterdam Amsterdam
De Barderij is a typical bar in Amsterdam style, with a mostly gay clientèle of all ages. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 16:00–01:00
De Engel Van Amsterdam
Zeedijk 21, Warmoesstraat / Zeedijk
De Engel Van Amsterdam is a gay bar at the Zeedijk with a terrace. It's located across the street from The Queen's Head and Barderij. [...]
mon-thu 13:00–01:00, fri-sat 13:00–03:00, sun 13:00–01:00
Downtown
Reguliersdwarsstraat 31, 1017 BJ, Centrum Grachtengordel Amsterdam
Downtown is a small gay friendly lunch room and coffee bar right in one of the gay streets of Amsterdam Reguliersdwarsstraat. [...]
mon-wed 09:00–19:00, thu-sun 09:00–20:00
Exit Après Chique
Reguliersdwarsstraat 42, 1017 BM, Centrum Grachtengordel Amsterdam
Exit Après Chique (Exit Café) is a very popular bar in 'apres ski' style and belonging to club NYX next to it. [...]
mon-thu 22:00–05:00, fri-sat 21:00–05:00, sun 22:00–05:00
Getto
Warmoesstraat 51, Warmoesstraat / Zeedijk
Getto is a gay owned cocktail bar/restaurant serving the community for more than 15 years. [...]
tue-sat 17:00–01:00, sun 12:00–00:00
Lellebel
Utrechtsestraat 4, Rembrandtplein
Lellebel is a very small drag bar on the corner of the Rembrandtplein. This bar has a night licence and is usually popular with all sorts of people (and drags. [...]
mon-thu 20:00–03:00, fri-sat 20:00–04:00, sun 20:00–03:00
Mankind
Weteringstraat 60, 1017SP, Leidseplein
Café Mankind is close by the Rijksmuseum, and the Antiques Quarter centred on the Spiegelgracht is only a few blocks away. [...]
mon-sat 12:00–23:00
Montmartre
Halvemaansteeg 14, Amstel / Halvemaan
Montmartre is small, crowded and noisy but fun. Dutch songs mixed with dance classics, Kylie with ABBA, hysterical guys mixed with old fags and Dutch celebs; everything you expect from a gay bar. [...]
mon-thu 17:00–01:00, fri-sat 17:00–03:00, sun 17:00–01:00
Prik
Spuistraat 109
Prik is a very popular gay bar on the Spuistraat (behind Royal Palace / Magna Plaza). [...]
mon-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 14:00–01:00
Reality
Reguliersdwarsstraat 129, 1017 BL, Centrum Amsterdam
Reality is a gay bar with tropical flavour. It's located in the gay street Reguliersdwarssstraat, but on the other side of it, near Rembrandtplein. [...]
mon-thu 20:00–03:00, fri-sat 20:00–04:00, sun 20:00–03:00
Saarein
Elandsstraat 119
Saarein is a mixed gay cafe, but with a strong lesbian accent. Different theme nights attract a mixed audience.
tue-thu 16:00–01:00, fri 16:00–02:00, sat 12:00–02:00, sun 13:00–16:00
Soho
Reguliersdwarsstraat 36, Gay area, Reguliersdwarsstraat/Amstel
Big gay bar in English / American style on the Reguliersdwarsstraat. One of the most popular and biggest gay bars in Amsterdam. [...]
wed-thu 18:00–03:00, fri-sat 18:00–04:00, sun 17:00–03:00
Spijker
Kerkstraat 4, Leidseplein
Spijker is a gay bar with a local crowd, most in their thirties or fourties. The bar is well known for it's pool table. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 16:00–01:00
Taboo
Reguliersdwarsstraat 45, Gay area, Reguliersdwarsstraat/Amstel
Taboo bar is one of the most popular gay bars in Amsterdam. It's located in the Reguliersdwarsstraat, the main gaystreet. [...]
mon-thu 17:00–03:00, fri-sat 16:00–04:00, sun 17:00–03:00
The Queen's Head
Zeedijk 20, Warmoesstraat / Zeedijk
Cafe The Queen's Head is a popular gay bar on the Zeedijk, very close to Central Station. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 16:00–01:00
Vivelavie
Amstelstraat 7, 1017 DA, Centrum Grachtengordel Amsterdam
Vivelavie is the most well known and popular bar for women. At the corner of the Rembrandtplein. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–03:00, fri-sat 16:00–04:00, sun 16:00–03:00
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Argos
Warmoesstraat 95, 1012 HZ, Centrum
Bar Argos is the oldest gay leather bar in Amsterdam. The bar was recently renovated and extended. [...]
mon-thu 22:00–03:00, fri-sat 22:00–04:00, sun 18:00–03:00
Club Church
Kerkstraat 52, 1017 GM, Centrum
Church is a very popular gay dance & cruise club at the Kerkstraat (near Leidsestraat). [...]
wed 20:00–01:00, thu 22:00–04:00, fri-sat 22:00–05:00, sun 20:00–04:00
Cuckoo' s Nest
Nieuwezijds Kolk 6, 1012 PV, Centrum Amsterdam
Cuckoo' s Nest is a small gay bar... with a huge play area in the basement. There is a labyrinth with different types of cabins. [...]
mon-thu 13:00–01:00, fri-sat 13:00–02:00, sun 13:00–01:00
Dirty Dicks
Warmoesstraat 86, Warmoesstraat / Zeedijk
Dirty Dicks, the sleazy bar at the Warmoesstraat has been completely renovated May 2013 and with new staff. [...]
mon-thu 20:00–03:00, fri-sat 20:00–04:00, sun 20:00–03:00
Eagle
Warmoesstraat 90, 1012 JH, Centrum Amsterdam
The Eagle Amsterdam is a gay cruise bar in the gay leather street Warmoesstraat. In the weekend the coat check is open, otherwise you can use the coat check at the bar on the ground floor. [...]
mon-thu 22:00–04:00, fri-sat 22:00–05:00, sun 22:00–04:00
The Web
Sint Jacobsstraat 6, 1012 NC, Centrum Amsterdam
The Web is a gay cruise and pick up bar. Like the Cuckoo's Nest (around the corner), this bar opens early in the afternoon and is popular after work and early in the evenings. [...]
mon-thu 13:00–01:00, fri-sat 13:00–03:00, sun 13:00–01:00
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't Mandje
Zeedijk 63, 1012 AS, Centrum
The first, the oldest and most legendary gay bar at the Zeedijk reopened after 25 years. [...]
tue-thu 17:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 15:00–01:00
De Jaren
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20, Amstel / Halvemaan
Cafe De Jaren is a huge Grand Cafe next to De Doelen. Popular place for coffees, lunch, dinner or just a drink. [...]
mon-sun 09:30–01:00
The Otherside
Reguliersdwarsstraat 6, Gay area, Reguliersdwarsstraat/Amstel
This is a non-alcoholic and coffee-free coffee shop, Amsterdam style. Guess you know what we mean. [...]
mon-sun 10:00–01:00
Walem
Keizersgracht 449
Very gay friendly and busy bar-restaurant with view on the Keizersgracht. For lunch, coffee with cake or dinner. [...]
mon-sun 09:00–00:00
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