Gay Amsterdam • Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Amsterdam is one of the most gay-popular destinations in Europe. The city is best explored on foot, so it makes sense to stay in a relatively central hotel.

Our top Amsterdam hotels for 2018 are sorted by area:

Old Centre

historic centre, home to many of Amsterdam's gay leather bars & Red Light district

Reguliersdwarsstraat, Amstel & Kerkstraat

three gay-popular streets, full of gay bars, shops and cafés

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Old Centre

The historic “Old Centre” of Amsterdam, with Dam Square at its heart, dates from the 13th century. The area is full of shops, great hotels, canals and ‘coffee shops’, making it the most-visited part of the city.

Amsterdam’s Old Town is also renowned for is gay leather fetish & cruise club scene. 

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
Popular choice.
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Nieuwezijdskolk 19, Amsterdam | map | distance

8.29 Excellent
based on 14513 reviews

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre4 stars

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Stylish design. Great location. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 50
2017
Top 50

Popular designer hotel in great location, close to major sights, and just a 5-minute walk from the Central Station, with a range of shops, restaurants and bars nearby. Sauna Nieuwezijds is a short walk away, as is The WEB gay cruise club.

The very stylish Inntel offers over 200 guest rooms with free WiFi, satellite TV, tea & coffee-making facilities, nice en suite bathroom, minibar and safe.

Dinner is served at the neighbouring restaurant Humphrey’s, and the bill can be charged to the hotel guest’s account.

features: bar, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

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DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
Very central.
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station

Oosterdoksstraat 4, Amsterdam | map | distance

8.82 Excellent
based on 11314 reviews

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station4 stars

Why this hotel? Very central. Near the gay scene. Amazing views. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 50
2016
Top 50
2017
Top 50

Large, modern hotel in the heart of Amsterdam – located next to the Central Station and just 5 minutes’ walk from gay bars and cruise clubs in Warmoesstraat and the historic Café ’t Mandje gay bar.

Guest rooms have soundproof, floor-to-ceiling windows with exceptionally good view. Book a suite if queen-sized beds are too small for two big boys. All rooms are equipped with an Apple computer and free WiFi.

The DoubleTree has its own well-equipped gym. Worth a special mention is the restaurant and SkyLounge bar which offer an amazing city view.

features: bar, restaurant, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi

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Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Near the gay scene.
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam

Damrak 1-5, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.88 Very Good
based on 10240 reviews

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam4 stars

Why this hotel? Near the gay scene. Great for sightseeing & shopping. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

The great-value Park Plaza Victoria hotel is located in heart of Amsterdam, just moments from the Central Station, the trams, canal boat, shops and restaurants.

Several gay cruise bars around Warmoesstraat such as The WEB and EAGLE Amsterdam are just a few minutes’ walk away. Equally close is the popular gay sauna Nieuwezijds.

Guest rooms in the new Urban Wing have a contemporary design. Superior Rooms in the original building are more classically themed. All rooms are air-conditioned and have free WiFi.

features: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi

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Hotel CC
Hotel CC
Close to gay nightlife.
Hotel CC
Hotel CC
Hotel CC
Hotel CC

Warmoesstraat 42, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.59 Very Good
based on 3868 reviews

Hotel CC3 stars

Why this hotel? Close to gay nightlife. Value for money. Boutique option. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100
2016
Top 50
2017
Top 100

Great-value boutique hotel in the historical heart of Amsterdam – with a lift!

Hotel CC is just a few minutes’ walk from the gay nightlife on Warmoesstraat, the Central Railway Station, Dam Square and range of restaurants, bars and shops.

The hotel’s relatively small guest rooms feature flat screen TV, air conditioning, spacious showers, safe, tea & coffee-making facilities and free WiFi.

features: free wi-fi

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RHO Hotel
RHO Hotel
Near Dam Square.
RHO Hotel
RHO Hotel
RHO Hotel
RHO Hotel

Nes 5-23, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.88 Very Good
based on 5844 reviews

RHO Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Near Dam Square. Central location. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 50
2017
Top 100

Housed in an art deco 1908 ex-bank building, just steps away from the famous Dam Square. The great-value RHO Hotel offers comfortable rooms with high ceiling, satellite TV, safe, minibar, free WiFi.

RHO serves a decent buffet breakfast. There’s a small bar and vending machines in the lobby for snacks and drinks.

The hotel is surrounded by a range of restaurants and shops. Rather conveniently, it is located about halfway between the two main gay scenes of Amsterdam.

features: bar, shop, free wi-fi

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ibis Amsterdam Centre
ibis Amsterdam Centre
Central location.
ibis Amsterdam Centre
ibis Amsterdam Centre
ibis Amsterdam Centre
ibis Amsterdam Centre

Stationsplein 49, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.67 Very Good
based on 9436 reviews

ibis Amsterdam Centre3 stars

Why this hotel? Central location. Walk to gay bars. Great value for money. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

The ibis Amsterdam Centre is conveniently located, next to the central station and within 10 minutes’ walk from Dam Square and major sights. Gay cruise club The WEB, Cuckoo’s Nest and Sauna Nieuwezijds are all a short walk away.

All non-smoking rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning, flat screen TV and private bathroom. Breakfast is served daily in the modern breakfast room.

There is a restaurant and bar onsite. The hotel has a 24-hour reception and vending machines where you can get drinks and snacks anytime of the day.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

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ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera
ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera
Central location.
ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera
ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera
ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera
ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera

Valkenburgerstraat 68, Amsterdam | map | distance

8.05 Excellent
based on 4744 reviews

ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera3 stars

Why this hotel? Central location. Excellent value. Best seller. Free WiFi.

Another favourite hotel from the Ibis group. The Ibis Centre Stopera is located near the metro station, 10 minutes to Dam Square, Rembrandt Square, and within 20 minutes to Café ’t Mandje, The Queen’s Head. and the gay bars.

All simple, no-frills, modern guest rooms feature air conditioning, flat screen cable TV and free WiFi. Some rooms have canal views.

There is a large courtyard where you can hang out in the summer. A nice breakfast buffet is served in the dining room. The café bar offers 24-hour drinks & snacks, though may restaurants & cafés are nearby.

features: bar, restaurant, sun terrace, free wi-fi

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Reguliersdwarsstraat / Amstel / Kerkstraat

These three streets are home to many of Amsterdam’s best gay venues, along with an excellent choice of restaurants and shops.

Hotels in and near this area are well-located for exploring the city centre and major sights.

Hampshire Hotel – Rembrandt Square
Hampshire Hotel – Rembrandt Square
Walk to gay bars.
Hampshire Hotel – Rembrandt Square
Hampshire Hotel – Rembrandt Square
Hampshire Hotel – Rembrandt Square
Hampshire Hotel – Rembrandt Square

Amstelstraat 17, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.5 Very Good
based on 2675 reviews

Hampshire Hotel – Rembrandt Square4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Large rooms. Excellent dining.

Most booked 2015
Top 100
2016
Top 50

The Hampshire Hotel has an excellent location, close to the historic city centre, the museums and a short walk from the gay bars along Amstel river.

Guest rooms are large and have air conditioning, comfy beds, flat screen TV, free WiFi and a fully equipped bathroom with a shower. Blackout curtains ensure that those who party late get a good night’s sleep.

The onsite FLO restaurant serves authentic French cuisine and excellent wine, and the Sopranos Piano Bar has regular live music. A popular choice on Travel Gay Europe.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

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Eden Amsterdam
Eden Amsterdam
Popular choice.
Eden Amsterdam
Eden Amsterdam
Eden Amsterdam
Eden Amsterdam

Amstel 144, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.28 Very Good
based on 8311 reviews

Eden Amsterdam3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Great value. Near the gay scene. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 25
2016
Top 100

The excellent-value Eden Hotel is located close to the famous Rembrandt Square and Central Station, and within walking distance to gay bars and clubs in this area.

The medieval-style building overlooks the Amstel River and features comfortable guest rooms and suites, each with modern facilities include flat screen TV, desk and free WiFi.

The hotel has its own stylish bar & restaurant, although there are plenty of dining options nearby.

features: bar, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

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The Albus
The Albus
Central location.
The Albus
The Albus
The Albus
The Albus

Vijzelstraat 49, Amsterdam | map | distance

8.31 Excellent
based on 3506 reviews

The Albus4 stars

Why this hotel? Central location. Near shops & gay nightlife. Extensive room facilities. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100

Great central location, opposite the famous Kalverstraat shopping street and within walking distance to attractions like the Rembrandt Square and Van Gogh Museum.

The Albus hotel offers stylish guest rooms & suites with facilities such as a Nespresso machine, state-of-the-art entertainment system, flat screen TV, laptop-sized safe, free WiFi.

You can enjoy a drink at the hotels’s trendy bar or a meal in modern, stylish Senses restaurant. The Albus is the official partner of gay dance party RAPIDO.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

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Hotel Atlanta Amsterdam
Hotel Atlanta Amsterdam
Very central.
Hotel Atlanta Amsterdam
Hotel Atlanta Amsterdam
Hotel Atlanta Amsterdam
Hotel Atlanta Amsterdam

Rembrandtplein 8-10, Amsterdam | map | distance

6.08 Good
based on 1507 reviews

Hotel Atlanta Amsterdam2 stars

Why this hotel? Very central. Great for shopping & gay nightlife. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

A top-trending Amsterdam hotel on Travel Gay Europe. Hotel Atlanta has a great location, just a few minutes’ walk to Kalverstraat shopping street, 10 minutes to Dam Square and minutes away from the main gay bars.

Guest rooms with private or shared bathrooms are available. All non-smoking rooms have free WiFi and feature paintings by famous artist Piet Mondrian who lived and painted in this hotel for a few years.

The reception is open 24 hours. The surrounding area has many restaurants, bars and clubs.

features: free wifi

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Quentin Golden Bear Hotel
Quentin Golden Bear Hotel
Near the gay scene.
Quentin Golden Bear Hotel
Quentin Golden Bear Hotel
Quentin Golden Bear Hotel
Quentin Golden Bear Hotel

Kerkstraat 37, Amsterdam | map | distance

6.5 Good
based on 929 reviews

Quentin Golden Bear Hotel2 stars

Why this hotel? Near the gay scene. Excellent-value budget option. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

The budget-friendly Golden Bear is housed in a historic building in Amsterdam, very close to the popular  gay cruise Club Church and within walking distance of attractions, museums and gay nightlife.

The relatively small rooms have either shared or private bathroom, bottled water, TV, coffee & tea-making facilities, desk and free WiFi. Like many hotels in this area, expect steep steps and no lift.

features: bar, free wi-fi

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Banks Mansion
Banks Mansion
Free minibar & snacks.
Banks Mansion
Banks Mansion
Banks Mansion
Banks Mansion

Herengracht 519-525, Grachtengordel-Zuid, Amsterdam | map | distance

9.2 Exceptional
based on 5413 reviews

Banks Mansion4 stars

Why this hotel? Free minibar & snacks. Great location near the gay bars. Free WiFi.

Banks Mansion, a stylish, slightly art deco boutique hotel. The hotel has a great location close to major sights and just a few minutes walk from many gay bars in the city.

All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a comfortable bed and en suite rain shower. Every room has a free minibar, free Nespresso coffee, snacks, movies, WiFi, free breakfast.

In the afternoon, the hotel’s “living room” lobby serves drinks, nibbles and a cheese board. In essence, you can eat, drink and chill out as much as you want without having to worry about the tab.

features: bar, cafe, free wi-fi

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Amsterdam • hotels in other areas

These hotels are just outside the Old Centre but still within easy reach of the sights and gay nightlife.

Hotel JL No76
Hotel JL No76
Great for RAPIDO party.
Hotel JL No76
Hotel JL No76
Hotel JL No76
Hotel JL No76

Jan Luijkenstraat 76, Amsterdam | map | distance

8.88 Excellent
based on 2349 reviews

Hotel JL No764 stars

Why this hotel? Great for RAPIDO party. Stylish rooms. Excellent location. Free WiFi.

Hotel JL No76 is located in the heart of the picturesque Museum district, literally one block from the Van Gogh Museum.

The location is unbeatable for a night out and Paradiso – close to Club Church on Kerkstraat. Gay leather & cruise bar scene around Warmoesstraat & Zeejijk can be easily accessed by tram or taxi.

Each luxurious room features a signature bed with down comforter, iPod dock, laptop-sized safe, LCD TV with digital channels, minibar, espresso coffee machine. Executive rooms have a jacuzzi bath with a built-in TV!

A varied menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner is offered from Restaurant JAN, although there are plenty of dining choices nearby. A snack counter is available 24 hours.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

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Hotel Sebastian’s
Hotel Sebastian’s
Quiet location.
Hotel Sebastian’s
Hotel Sebastian’s
Hotel Sebastian’s
Hotel Sebastian’s

Keizersgracht 15, Amsterdam | map | distance

9.21 Exceptional
based on 2821 reviews

Hotel Sebastian’s3 stars

Why this hotel? Quiet location. Elegant décor. Great service. Free WiFi.

Lovely boutique hotel located in a quieter Keizergracht neighbourhood (compared with other central hotels) with stylish, almost mystical rooms – many of which have beautiful canal views.

Sebastian’s is known for its elegant décor, attractive atmosphere and great service. The rooms feature flat screen cable TV, minibar, Nespresso machine, iPod dock, free WiFi. There’s a nice bar on the ground floor.

The lively gay nightlife near Central Station, Dam Square and the popular Anne Frank House are all within walking distance.

features: bar, free wi-fi

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BackStage Hotel
BackStage Hotel
Modern rooms
BackStage Hotel
BackStage Hotel
BackStage Hotel
BackStage Hotel

Leidsegracht 114, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.82 Very Good
based on 679 reviews

BackStage Hotel2 stars

Why this hotel? Modern rooms Central location. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100

Great-value hotel in central Amsterdam, just 5-10 minutes’ walk to gay venues, the famous Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Museum of Modern Art. BackStage is a hotel with a rock & roll theme – very popular.

The boutique hotel has rooms that can accommodate up to 5 persons, each featuring free WiFi, iPod dock, LCD TV. There is a 24-hour front desk and a relaxing bar where you can play pool.

Located close to the gay venues, including Paradiso, Melkweb, The Cave, Sugar Factory, etc.

features: bar, massage, free wi-fi

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Hotel Freeland
Hotel Freeland
Budget option.
Hotel Freeland
Hotel Freeland
Hotel Freeland
Hotel Freeland

Marnixstraat 386, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.68 Very Good
based on 821 reviews

Hotel Freeland2 stars

Why this hotel? Budget option. Great for sightseeing & gay scene. Free WiFi.

The great-value Freeland hotel is a popular budget choice with gay visitors. But that’s not all – Splash Healthclub is just around the corner, and some of the best gay bars are within 10-15 minutes’ walk away.

The bedrooms are fully furnished with a TV, tea & coffee-making facilities, free WiFi. The hotel’s restaurant serves a tasty breakfast every morning, although plenty of local dining options are nearby.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

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