Amsterdam Gay Bars

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:

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

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.

Bar Blend is the newest addition to Amsterdam’s gay scene, and 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 with regard 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.


bar, music, dancing, cabaret show, go-go show, coat check / secure storage, free wifi

Updated: 30-Jul-2021

Reguliersdwarsstraat 41, Amsterdam

Weekday: 14:00-03:00
Weekend: 14:00-04:00

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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.

Happy hour 6pm-8pm. Every 2nd Friday is ‘Goed Draag’ Day.


bar, music, dancing, karaoke, free wifi

Updated: 19-Jul-2021

Halve Maansteeg 17, Amsterdam

Weekday: 17:00 - 03:00
Weekend: 17:00 - 04:00

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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. Arrive early and squeeze in! Daily happy hour between 1am-2am.


bar, music, dancing

Updated: 19-Jul-2021

Reguliersdwarsstraat 42A, Amsterdam

Weekday: 16:00 - 04:00
Weekend: 16:00 - 05:00 / 04:00

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Gay café bar that welcomes everyone. Popular bar with a Caribbean influence. Friendly atmosphere.

Upbeat Latin music keeps the party going most nights.


bar, music, cafe

Updated: 19-Jul-2021

Reguliersdwarsstraat 129, Amsterdam

Weekday: 20:00 - 03:00
Weekend: 20:00 - 05:00

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Founded in 1978, Spijker Bar is one of Amsterdam’s oldest gay bars. It was taken over by new management on March 1, 2020. It was forced to close shortly after for obvious reasons! The new owner’s renamed it Ikea in protest: Ikea was able to stay open so they renamed it after the furniture giant as a protest.

It’s likely that Spijker Bar or Ikea hasn’t seen its final chapter yet. Fancy a trip to Ikea?



Updated: 20-Jan-2021

Kerkstraat 4, 1017 GL, Amsterdam

Weekday: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-1am
Weekend: Fri-Sat: 4pm-1am Sun: 4pm-1am

in Old Centre

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, Queen’s Head hosts Netherbears – a social club for bears, bearded men and admirers.


bar, music

Updated: 19-Jul-2021

Zeedijk 20, Amsterdam

Weekday: 16:00 - 01:00
Weekend: 16:00 - 03:00

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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.


bar, music, dancing

Updated: 19-Jul-2021

Elandstraat 119, Amsterdam

Weekday: Tue-Fri 16:00 - 01:00 / 02:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 02:00; 13:00 - 01:00

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From 62 votes Vote

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