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LGBT Rights in Netherlands

Homosexual activityLegal Since 1945
Same-sex marriageLegal Since 2001
LGBT discriminationIllegal Since 1993
Equal age of consentEqual Since 1978

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Eden Amsterdam

Popular choice. Great value. Near the gay scene.

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Amsterdam : 3-star

Close to gay nightlife.

Hotel CC

Close to gay nightlife. Value for money. Boutique option.

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Amsterdam : 3-star

Central location.

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Central location. Stylish rooms. Popular with gay guests.

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Amsterdam : 4-star

Very central.

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station

Very central. Near the gay scene. Amazing views.

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Amsterdam : 4-star

Walk to gay bars.

Hampshire Hotel – Rembrandt Square

Walk to gay bars. Large rooms. Excellent dining.

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Amsterdam : 4-star

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Dam Square / Old Centre
very central area, located halfway between the two main gay scenes

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Amsterdam boasts one of Europes most alive, vibrant and inclusive gay scenes. The capital of the Netherlands has been a bastion of LGBT+ culture for centuries and has seen its community survive and flourish in the face of political and social adversity. Today, Amsterdam has some of the best gay clubs, bars and hotels in the world, offering gay travelers a truly unique and exciting visit.

Known as “the Venice of the north” because of its distinctive canals and narrow bridges, Amsterdam is one of the most charming and also exciting city’s in the world, offering something for everyone’s taste. The city is also rich in culture and art, with an expanse of galleries, museums and exhibition spaces showcasing the finest art from the Netherlands and beyond. Key attractions include Anne Frank’s house, the Van Gogh Museum and the Museum of Sex.

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Amsterdam Events

 | various venues | 2021-Jul One of Europe’s most popular gay festivals. Pride Amsterdam 2019 ran from July 27th-August 4th, wit...

 | Gashouder | 07-Aug-2021 @ Gashouder, featuring four different vibes: big room house (GasHouder) – club circuit (WesterUnie)...

 | Paradiso | 08-Aug-2021 The best Sunday afternoon party during Amsterdam Pride. Rapido – the Pride edition. Sunday August 8...

Gay Parties & Events in Amsterdam Today

different kinds workshops

 | ONEstudio

3 NYX - three floors of music - guest DJ'

 | Club NYX

Happy Hour 6pm-8pm

 | Café Montmartre

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Featured Venues


English-style gay bar in the heart of Amsterdam’s gay scene. SoHo is great for drinks after...

Café ’t Mandje

Opened in 1927 by Bet van Beeren (a motorcycle-riding lesbian), ’t Mandje was the first gay...

Club Church

One of the most popular gay cruise party venues in Amsterdam.

Club NYX

Brand new three-floor gay dance club in the heart of Reguliersdwarstsraat.

Sauna Nieuwezijds

Gay sauna with modern facilities.

Pure Male Massage

Intuitive male massage sessions with deep bodywork. Johan is a certified bodyworker in the...

Kayak In Amsterdam

Gay friendly kayak tours in Amsterdam. Offering a unique and alternative way to experience the...

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