Amsterdam

Amsterdam Gay Bars

Europe's liberal capital, Amsterdam is home to countless gay bars.

Possibly Europe's most liberal and subversive capital city, Amsterdam has been a hub for gay nightlife for decades. From the neon glow of the Red Light District to the smoke that billows from coffeeshop doorways, Amsterdam is a city where anything goes. When it comes to the city’s gay scene, most of the best gay venues can be found along Reguliersdwarsstraat, Amsterdam’s unofficial gay district. Here youll find an assortment of bars and clubs catering to every interest, taste, and aesthetic, but the blanket open-mindedness of the city means youll find great gay nightlife on almost any street.

Reguliersdwarsstraat, Amstel / Kerkstraat - home to a great choice of bars & cafés
Old Centre - historic city centre with Dam Square at its heart

Amsterdam Gay Bars

Blend XL
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Reguliersdwarsstraat n 44, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Blend XL: DRINKS – DRAG QUEENS – DJS


Blend XL is the newest addition to Amsterdam’s gay scene, situated on the famous gay street Reguliersdwarsstraat, at n 44. Close to its sister bar Blend

It is a spacious and beautiful bar with elegant & funky décor. Featuring weekly sexy & fun entertainment, Drag Queens and live DJs.

Blend XL is open to all genders, in harmony and respect for all sexualities. A place to be seen, where you can be who you want to be. Glittery yet sober, groovy yet glamorous, gay oriented but open to everybody who can appreciate some good old sophistication, fashion and party time.

In a cozy atmosphere, you can enjoy your drinks, meet new people, see old friends in a stunning venue with a fun mix of music that will make your night a unique experience.

Blend XL accept bookings for private events or parties, for the whole location or one of their 2 separate rooms with apart bar service and entrance. Contact the bar at BlendXl@barblend.nl for more information. 

Features:
Bar
Dancing
drag
Drinks
Music

Weekday: Weds-Thurs: 7pm - 1am (Mon-Tue Closed)

Weekend: Fri-Sat: 7pm-3am; Sun- 7pm-1am

Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

in Reguliersdwarsstraat / Amstel / Kerkstraat

A major gay street in Amsterdam. Reguliersdwarsstraat is home to many gay bars, restaurants and shops. More authentic Dutch gay venues and cafés can be found around the nearby Amstel area.

Equally close is Kerkstraat, a historic street that runs through the city centre and a newer gay neighbourhood with some late-night cruise bars including Club Church.
Free Willie
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Amstel 178, 1017 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Grand Opening- 14th December 2023!

From the team behind the famous gay club, Club Church comes a new late night naked bar for cis- and trans- gay & queer men. Transwomen, non-binary people and anyone who has previously identified as a queer man is also welcome.

Come and hang at the bar or shoot a ball at the beautiful pool table, the venue is strictly Footwear only dresscode (underwear allowed if you insist) this modern trendy bar and lounge is an ideal drinking spot for like minded naturists to enjoy.

Open thorughout the week, but closed Tuesdays, please check the website for the latest events and entrance fees. Over 18's only.

 

Features:
Bar
pool table
lounge

Mon:20:00 - 04:00

Tue:20:00 - 04:00

Wed:20:00 - 04:00

Thu:20:00 - 04:00

Fri:20:00 - 04:00

Sat:20:00 - 05:00

Sun:20:00 - 05:00

Last updated on: 8-Dec-2023

Bar Blend
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Reguliersdwarsstraat 41, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Bar Blend is the newest addition to Amsterdam's gay scene, and is located on the famous "gay street", Reguliersdwarsstraat at n.41.

Bar Blend is a stylish bar, spread out over two floors with great music, video clips, friendly staff, and a fun atmosphere. It has a great 'blend' of customers when it comes to age, gender, and sexual orientation.

There is a varied selection of entertainment, including a weekly drag show on Friday, Sunday and Monday Bingo, as well as occasional Eurovision Parties and 'Guilty Pleasure Tunes' nights. Check their website for the full event schedule.

You can also use the space to host your own party or event. Contact the owners, Valy and Jorge, for further information.

Features:
Bar
Cabaret Show
Coat check / secure storage
Dancing
Free WiFi
Go-Go Show
Music

Weekday: 16:00-03:00

Weekend: 14:00-04:00

Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

SoHo
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Reguliersdwarsstraat 36, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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3.5
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Based on 19 votes

English-style gay bar in the heart of Amsterdam's gay scene. SoHo is great for drinks after work or pre-clubbing. Resident/guest DJ spins dance music on the weekend.

We like the bar's outside terrace area - a great spot to take a breather from the hot dance floor. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Features:
Bar
Dancing
Music

Weekday: Wed-Fri 18:00 - 03:00 / 04:00

Weekend: Sat 17:00 - 04:00; Sun 16:00 - 03:00

Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

    Café Montmartre
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    Halve Maansteeg 17, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    3.9
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    One of the most popular gay bars in Amsterdam. Café Montmartre gets packed on weekends. Music ranges from the 80's, 90's, Dutch pop and festival music.

     

    Features:
    Bar
    Dancing
    Free WiFi
    Karaoke
    Music

    Weekday: Mon-Wed: 17:00 - 1:00; Thurs-Fri: 17:00 - 4:00

    Weekend: Sat: 17:00 - 4:00; Sun: 17:00 - 1:00

    Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

      Exit Cafe
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      Reguliersdwarsstraat 42A, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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      Relatively small but popular gay dance bar & café that plays a great selection of house music every day of the week.

      Popular with young gays and gals, with plenty of eye candy on the dance floor.

      Features:
      Bar
      Dancing
      Music

      Weekday: 21:00 - 04:00

      Weekend: Fri-Sat: 20:00 - 05:00; Sun: 21:00 - 04:00

      Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

        Reality Bar
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        Reguliersdwarsstraat 129, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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        3.3
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        Based on 8 votes

        Gay café bar that welcomes everyone. Popular bar with a Caribbean influence and an overall friendly atmosphere.

        Upbeat Latin music keeps the party going most nights.

        Weekday: 18:00 - 3:00

        Weekend: Fri-Sat: 18:00 - 4:00; Sun: 18:00 - 23:00

        Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

        Spijker
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        Kerkstraat 4, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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        3.9
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        Based on 21 votes

        Traditional gay bar that attracts a local 'jeans' crowd in their 30's. Spijker features a pool table, a fireplace and TV showing gay action movies. Gets busy on weekends around midnight. Free WiFi.

        Happy hour from 7-9pm. Smoking room and a small dark room upstairs. 

        Features:
        Bar
        Dark Room
        Free Wi-Fi
        Music

        Weekday: 16:00 - 01:00

        Weekend: 16:00 - 03:00

        Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

        Café ’t Mandje
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        Zeedijk 63, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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        3.8
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        Based on 12 votes

        Opened in 1927 by Bet van Beeren (a motorcycle-riding lesbian), Cafe ’t Mandje was the first gay & lesbian bar in Netherlands and one of the first in the world.

        Closed in 1982, but restored and re-opened in 2008. The walls are filled with mementos and old photos, and you'll find the bar staff have plenty of anecdotes and juicy stories to tell.

        Mixed crowd, but mainly frequented by older gays and gals.

        Features:
        Bar
        Music

        Weekday: 16:00 - 01:00

        Weekend: 15:00 - 03:00

        Last updated on: 4-Oct-2023

        Amstel 54
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        Amstel 54, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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        3.7
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        Based on 7 votes

        Gay bar with nightly sing-alongs and occasional drag shows. Very popular with locals, young and old. On the weekend, the crowd spills over to the street by Amstel River.

        Amstel 54 has a laid-back atmosphere. Small but cosy. Best to go after 11pm when the DJ plays pop classics, from Madonna to Rihanna.

        Pay 10€ to play their drink roulette game and see what drink deal you'll win. Fingers crossed, you land on the bottle of Prosecco.

        Last updated on: 4-Oct-2023

        in Old Centre

        PRIK
        Tomorrow: Bubbles and Bites - free nibbles & champagne - Every Sunday
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        Spuistraat 109, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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        Based on 28 votes

        2019 Audience Awards
        2019 Audience Awards

        4 Star Winner

        2020 Audience Awards
        2020 Audience Awards

        4 Star Winner

        PRIK is a friendly gay bar hidden in the heart of Amsterdam, wher you can come and relax either indoors or on their lovely terrace. The menu consists of yummy bites and unique cocktails like the Strawberry Cheesecake and Dutch Pepper Bomb - with or without a little ‘prik’ (as prik means bubbles in Dutch). Don't forget the Prik (Prosecco) from tap in white and pink!

        Prices are just as friendly as the boys serving you. In the weekends this loungy bar turns into a packed out mini dance club, with the exception that there’s never a cover charge, the music is always great and the crowd always fun! Amsterdam’s best gay DJ’s spin an eclectic mix of vocal dance, hot pop and funky disco. Check out the website what's going on right now.

        PRIK has been serving Amsterdam since July 2006 and won numerous awards since, like “most popular gay bar of the Netherlands”, the Rainbow Award for best gay bar and "best gay venue of Amsterdam" twice by time out magazine and also best LGBT terrace Amsterdam.

        Features:
        Bar
        Music

        Weekday: 16:00 - 01:00/03:00

        Weekend: 15:00 - 03:00/1:00

        Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

          The Queen's Head
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          Zeedijk 20, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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          4.4
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          Based on 9 votes

          Friendly gay bar, owned by a drag queen and her partner. The Queen's Head has a small terrace with a nice canal view, DJs on weekends, and several live entertainment on different weeknights.

          A great place for drinks and conversations, though the place gets busier as the night progresses.

          Features:
          Bar
          Music

          Weekday: 4 PM - 1 AM

          Weekend: 4 PM - 3 AM

          Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

            Café Saarein
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            Elandstraat 119, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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            Based on 6 votes

            Cosy, old-fashioned gay bar in the heart of Amsterdam. Cafe Saarein is one of the few original old taverns left in the city.

            You'll find great music here, along with a pool table and lots of friendly people hoping to make friends. A fun night all around. Open Thursdays to Sundays.

            Weekday: Thurs: 4 PM - 1 AM

            Weekend: Fri-Sat: 4 PM - 2 AM; Sun 4 PM - 10 PM

            Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

            Café Mankind
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            Weteringstraat 60, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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            3.9
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            Based on 7 votes

            The gay-friendly Café Mankind is located near the Museum Quarter. This cosy, quaint little café bar has a riverside terrace with great views.

            Meals served from noon till 8pm. Mankind also hosts regular music nights and themed parties. Free WiFi. Closed on Sundays.

            Features:
            Bar
            Cafe
            Free Wi-Fi
            Restaurant

            Weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

            Weekend: Sat 12:00 - 00:00

            Last updated on: 3-Oct-2023

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