Gay Amsterdam · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

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.

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. 

Why this hotel?: Central location. Stylish rooms. Popular with gay guests.

Very central and popular with gay travelers. Inntel Amsterdam offers 200+ stylish guest rooms with free WiFi, satellite TV, tea & coffee makers, private 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.

The locate is great – just a 5-minute walk to the Central Station. Many shops, restaurants, as well as Sauna Nieuwezijds and The WEB gay cruise club are all within walking distance away.


bar, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

Nieuwezijdskolk 19, Amsterdam


Based on 16170 votes

Why this hotel?: Central location. Excellent value. Best seller.

A popular hotel on Travel Gay. The IBIS Centre Stopera in the city center. The Waterlooplein, Central Station, and Rembrandtplein are only a short walk away and 20 minutes to Café ’t MandjeQueen’s Head and other gay bars. Madame Tussauds, Dam Square, the Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh Museum are also easy to reach, with all public transport in close proximity to the hotel, making the various districts and outer reaches of the city a stone’s throw away.

All modern, non-smoking, guest rooms feature air-conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, and free WiFi. Some rooms have canal views (at a supplement).

There’s a large courtyard where you can hang out in the summer. A nice breakfast buffet is served in the restaurant. Lunch, snacks or just drinks are all available.

Many restaurants & cafés are nearby.


bar, restaurant, sun terrace, free wi-fi, great location

Valkenburgerstraat 68, Amsterdam

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

The IBIS Amsterdam Centre is conveniently located right next to Central Station. Rembrandtplein & Leidseplein with their many bars and restaurants are within walking
distance. Gay cruise club The WEB, Cuckoo’s Nest and Sauna Nieuwezijds are all also short walk away. Madame Tussauds, Dam Square, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are easy to reach by metro or tram.

A Canal cruise can be arranged within walking distance of the hotel. The ideal location next to the railway station gives our guests easy access to the rest of the beautiful
city with excellent public transport connections.

All non-smoking rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning, flat screen TV and private bathroom. Breakfast, lunch, snacks or just drinks are all available at Chill#49.

The hotel has a 24-hour reception and vending machines where you can get drinks and snacks any time of the day.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi, great value, central location

Stationsplein 49, Amsterdam

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

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.


free wi-fi

Warmoesstraat 42, Amsterdam

Very Good

Based on 3833 votes

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

Large, modern hotel in the heart of Amsterdam – 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 are the restaurant and SkyLounge bar which offer an amazing city view.


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

Oosterdoksstraat 4, Amsterdam


Based on 12783 votes

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

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.


bar, shop, free wi-fi

Nes 5-23, Amsterdam


Based on 6484 votes

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

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, 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 modern design. Superior Rooms in the original building are more classically themed. All rooms are air-conditioned and have free WiFi.


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

Damrak 1-5, Amsterdam

Very Good

Based on 10634 votes

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.

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

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.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

Amstelstraat 17, Amsterdam

Very Good

Based on 2892 votes

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

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 & suites, each with modern facilities including flat screen TV, desk, free WiFi.

The hotel has its own stylish bar & restaurant, or you can check out the restaurants nearby.


bar, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

Amstel 144, Amsterdam

Very Good

Based on 8578 votes

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

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.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

Vijzelstraat 49, Amsterdam


Based on 3885 votes

Why this hotel?: Very central. Great for shopping & gay scene. Popular choice.

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

Guest rooms come with either private or shared bathrooms . 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.


free wifi

Rembrandtplein 8-10, Amsterdam


Based on 1517 votes

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

Quentin 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 (private or shared bathroom) include TV, coffee & tea-making facilities, desk,  free WiFi, bottled water. Like many hotels in this area, expect steep steps and no lift.


bar, free wi-fi

Kerkstraat 37, Amsterdam


Based on 1171 votes

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

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.


bar, cafe, free wi-fi

Herengracht 519-525, Grachtengordel-Zuid, Amsterdam


Based on 5746 votes

Amsterdam · hotels in other areas

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

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

JL No76 is located in the heart of the Museum district, just a block from the Van Gogh Museum. Great for a night out at Paradiso, close to gay club Church on Kerkstraat. Gay leather & cruise bars around Warmoesstraat & Zeejijk car a short taxi ride away.

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 local restaurants nearby. A snack counter is available 24 hours.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

Jan Luijkenstraat 76, Amsterdam


Based on 2891 votes

Why this hotel?: Quiet location. Elegant décor. Great service.

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

The Sebastian’s has 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.


bar, free wi-fi

Keizersgracht 15, Amsterdam


Based on 3037 votes

Why this hotel?: Modern rooms Central location.

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.


bar, massage, free wi-fi

Leidsegracht 114, Amsterdam

Very Good

Based on 856 votes

Have we got something wrong?

Are we missing a new venue or has a business closed? Or has something changed and we've not yet updated our pages? Please use this form to let us know. We really appreciate your feedback.