The Amsterdam gay club scene is vibrant and thriving, with plenty of options to choose from. Many clubs are exclusively gay, while other clubs host regular or semi-regular gay nights. The list here is a selection of the best gay clubs Amsterdam has to offer, so your night on the town can be spent at just the right spot.
Large gay dance and circuit parties about once or twice a month. Amsterdam has quite a lot gay bars. Most places are open all week, but most of them only get real busy in weekends.
We love visiting Amsterdam. Whether it's for a city break, romantic weekend or a gay party, we always know we're going to have a terrific time. The city is dominated by water, with canals, around bridges, lots of cute narrow cobblestone streets and many many many bicycles!
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The Amsterdam Dance Event ADE is one of the biggest if not the biggest electronic music event and club festival in the world. It takes place every year during the month of October. ADE offers parties, workshops and panel discussions.
A music venue in a converted church within the canal ring in central Amsterdam, Paradiso attracts a variety of artists, from rock and pop bands to choirs and famous Near Dam Square and the Royal Palace, Prik - which means bubble in Dutch should you be lost in translation - is a fun bar with a relaxed atmosphere. Cocktails and
De Marktkantine has been around for about two years. There are other clubs in Amsterdam that are trying hard to trademark a certain style but Marktkantine is more relaxed about who can come in. You can still see the balconies and booths from when it was a theatre.
The more extrovert end of the gay spectrum is well represented by cruising club Church. It has it all plus more: a bar with Greek-style columns, a stage perfect for drag-queen acts, a great sound and light system and various dark, dark chambers Cheeky theme nights abound.
This diverse city even boasts gay-only districts, providing exclusive access to some of the best nightlife in Amsterdam. Expect theme nights, drag queen performers and happy hour cocktails — what are you waiting for? Hop from one music-pumping venue to the next with our know-it-all guide.
Amsterdam had been a powerful city of maritime trade fame for many centuries. First of all you got the street with the unpronounceable name, Reguliersdwarsstraatwhich is rather mainstream and quite busy at the weekend. Nearby are the Amstel street and Kerkstraat. And finally there is the Warmoesstraat with its gay cruise bars and fetish shops.