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Amsterdam Gay Bars

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to gay bars in Amsterdam. Most gay venues are located in two main areas:

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

Reguliersdwarsstraat / Amstel / Kerkstraat

One of the main gay streets in Amsterdam. Reguliersdwarsstraat is home to excellent gay bars, restaurants and shops. More authentically Dutch gay venues and cafés can be found around at the nearby Amstel area.

Equally close is Kerkstraat, a historic street that runs through the city centre and a more recent addition to the gay nightlife scene. Kerkstraat is home to late-night cruising venues such as Club Church.

SoHo
SoHo
SoHo
SoHo
SoHo
SoHo

Reguliersdwarsstraat 36, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 61 895 2838 |

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

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

SoHo

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 16 votes - click to vote

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, music, dancing | Updated: 02-07-2018

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FAME
FAME
FAME

Amstel 50, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 420 3388 |

weekday: 18:00 - 03:00

weekend: 18:00 - 04:00 / 03:00

FAME

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

FAME (formerly ‘Bar CHEZ René’) is the the newest gay bar in Amsterdam, located in the heart of Amsterdam, just behind Rembrandtplein Square.

Weekends are always fun, with karaoke, go-go dancers, and cabaret shows. Check their Facebook page for further details.

features: bar, music, karaoke, cabaret shows | Updated: 11-04-2018

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Taboo
Taboo

Reguliersdwarsstraat 45, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 775 3963 |

weekday: 17:00 - 03:00 / 04:00

weekend: 16:00 - 04:00 / 03:00

Taboo

audience rating: 3.9 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Wednesgay - dragshow and cocktails

Intimate gay bar located on the main gay street. Taboo has an outdoor terrace, large smoking area and offers an extensive drink menu, monthly specials and free WiFi.

On Fridays, Taboo serves up hot snacks to start the weekend. On Wednesdays, they have a special cocktail night with a live DJ and reduced prices on selected cocktails. Daily happy hour.

features: bar, music, free wi-fi | Updated: 11-04-2018

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Café Montmartre
Café Montmartre

Halve Maansteeg 17, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 625 5565 |

weekday: 17:00 - 03:00

weekend: 17:00 - 04:00

Café Montmartre

audience rating: 4.2 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

TODAY Happy Hour 6pm-8pm

TOMORROW Happy Hour 6pm-8pm

One of the most popular gay bars in Amsterdam. This friendly bar is known for playing hits from the 80’s, 90’s, Dutch pop and festival music.

The place gets packed on weekends. Daily happy hour from 6pm-8pm. Every second Friday is Montmartre ‘goed draag’ day.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, free wifi | Updated: 24-04-2018

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Exit Cafe
Exit Cafe

Reguliersdwarsstraat 42A, Amsterdam | map | distance

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weekday: 16:00 - 04:00

weekend: 16:00 - 05:00 / 04:00

Exit Cafe

audience rating: 4 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

TODAY Gin Tuesday - discount on cocktails

TOMORROW Vodka Wednesdays - discount on cocktails

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 girls, there’s plenty of eye candy on the dance floor. Arrive early and squeeze in! Daily happy hour between 1am-2am.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 25-04-2018

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Reality Bar
Reality Bar

Reguliersdwarsstraat 129, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 639 3012 |

weekday: 20:00 - 03:00

weekend: 20:00 - 05:00

Reality Bar

audience rating: 3 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

Gay café bar that welcomes everyone. Popular with the ethnic community. Friendly atmosphere.

Upbeat Latin music keeps the party going most nights.

features: bar, music, cafe | Updated: 18-01-2018

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Queers Cafe
Queers Cafe
Queers Cafe

Amstel 60, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 65 142 1222 |

weekday: 17:00 - 01:00

weekend: 17:00 - 03:00

Queers Cafe

audience rating: 3 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Gay bar in Amsterdam near the Rembrandt Square, popular with locals for its cheap drinks, pop classics and state-of-the-art sound system.

The cosy, colourful bar gets very busy on weekends when drag queens and cabaret stars put on a great show.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music, cabaret show | Updated: 11-04-2018

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Spijker
Spijker

Kerkstraat 4, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 341 7366 | Free WiFi

weekday: 16:00 - 01:00

weekend: 16:00 - 03:00

Spijker

audience rating: 4.2 stars from 15 votes - click to vote

TODAY Beer Bust - reduced beer

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

Happy hour from 7-9pm. Smoking room and small dark room upstairs. Check out their infamous bingo party on Saturday afternoons – it’s a hoot!

features: bar, music, internet access, dark room, free wi-fi | Updated: 25-04-2018

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Lellebel
Lellebel

Utrechtsestraat 4, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 427 5139 |

weekday: Mon-Wed 21:00 - 03:00; Thu 15:00 - 03:00

weekend: 15:00 - 05:00 / 03:00

Lellebel

audience rating: 3.9 stars from 17 votes - click to vote

TODAY Karaoke Night - from 9pm

Amsterdam’s most famous drag show bar, with regular shows and monthly special events. Fun, lively atmosphere. Karaoke on Tuesday nights.

This relatively small venue is the place for transvestites, transsexuals and their friends to meet in a relaxed and friendly environment.

features: bar, music, karaoke, cabaret show | Updated: 02-07-2018

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HotSpot
HotSpot

Jonge Roelensteeg 4, Amsterdam

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+31 20 770 4037 |

weekday: Wed-Fri from 16:00

weekend: from 16:00

HotSpot

audience rating: 4 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

Cosy no nonsense gay bar for drinks & snacks in the city centre of Amsterdam. HotSpot plays new, old and campy music videos.

Open Wednesday till Sunday from 4pm.

features: bar, music | Updated: 17-04-2018

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PRIK
PRIK

Spuistraat 109, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 320 0002 |

weekday: 16:00 - 01:00

weekend: 16:00 - 03:00; 15:00 - 01:00

PRIK

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 15 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
  2016
4 Star Winner

Very popular gay bar with friendly atmosphere, tasty snacks and excellent cocktails.

PRIK has fresh, colourful décor, a nice sun-catching terrace and well-trained staff from the BOLS Bartending Academy. DJ’s on the weekend play a mix of electro pop, dance and funky music.

Kitchen closes at midnight – earlier on the weekends.

features: bar, music | Updated: 11-04-2018

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Café ’t Mandje
Café ’t Mandje

Zeedijk 63, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 622 5375 |

weekday: 17:00 - 01:00 / 03:00

weekend: 15:00 - 03:00 / 01:00

Café ’t Mandje

audience rating: 3.9 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

Opened in 1927 by Bet van Beeren (a motorcycle-riding lesbian), ’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 | Updated: 02-07-2018

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The Queen’s Head
The Queen’s Head

Zeedijk 20, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 420 2475 |

weekday: 16:00 - 01:00

weekend: 16:00 - 03:00

The Queen’s Head

audience rating: 5 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

TODAY Queen's Head Bingo Night - drag queen host

Friendly gay bar, owned by a drag queen and her partner. The Queen’s Head has a small terrace with a nice canal view, DJ’s on weekends and bingo on Tuesdays.

A great place for drinks and conversations, though the place gets busier as the night progresses. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, Queen’s Head hosts Netherbears – a social club for bears, bearded men and their admirers.

features: bar, music | Updated: 11-04-2018

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Café Saarein
Café Saarein

Elandstraat 119, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 623 4901 |

weekday: Tue-Fri 16:00 - 01:00 / 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00; 13:00 - 01:00

Café Saarein

audience rating: 2.2 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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 round. Closed on Mondays.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 11-04-2018

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Amstel Fifty Four
Amstel Fifty Four

Amstel 54, Amsterdam

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+31 20 623 4254 |

Amstel Fifty Four

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

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.

| Updated: 17-04-2018

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17-07-2018