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.

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 12 votes - click to vote

English-style gay bar in the heart of Amsterdam’s gay scene. SoHo is a good place for drinks during the week, after work or a day of sightseeing, or on the weekend when a mix of in-house and guest DJ’s spinning dance music all through the night.

We like the outside terrace area; a great place to make friends and take a breather from the hot dance floor. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 10-10-2017

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Amstel 50, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 420 3388 |

weekday: 18:00 - 03:00

weekend: 18:00 - 04:00; Sun 18:00 - 03:00

FAME

audience rating: 3.4 stars from 7 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: 31-10-2017

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Reguliersdwarsstraat 45, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 775 3963 |

weekday: Mon-Thu 17:00 - 03:00; Fri 17:00 - 04:00

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

Taboo

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 8 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. A great place to hang out after work or before clubbing.

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: 31-10-2017

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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: 31-10-2017

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Reguliersdwarsstraat 42A, Amsterdam | map | distance

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weekday: 16:00 - 04:00

weekend: 16:00 - 05:0 / 04:00

Exit Cafe

audience rating: 4.0 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. Tram: Koningsplein

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 30-10-2017

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Amstel 54, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 623 4254 |

weekday: 17:00 - 03:00

weekend: 17:00 - 04:00

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!

features: bar, music | Updated: 10-10-2017

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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: 3.0 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: 10-10-2017

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Amstel 60, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 65 142 1222 |

weekday: 17:00 - 01:00

weekend: 17:00 - 03:00

Queers Amsterdam

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

New gay bar in Amsterdam near the Rembrandt Square. This cosy, colourful venue is popular with locals who come to enjoy the cheap drinks and pop classics blasting from the state-of-the-art sound system.

Queers 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: 30-10-2017

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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: 4.1 stars from 14 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: 30-10-2017

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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: Fri,Sat 15:00 - 05:00; Sun - 03:00

Lellebel

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 15 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: 10-10-2017

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Jonge Roelensteeg 4, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 770 4037 |

weekday: 16:00 - 01:00

weekend: 16:00 - 01:00

HotSpot

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

Small, cosy bar in the city centre of Amsterdam, near Dam Square. HotSpot plays campy music, with music videos on 4 big TV screens.

Open every day from 4pm, with Happy Hour 5-6pm.

features: bar, music | Updated: 17-07-2017

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Old Centre

Spuistraat 109, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 320 0002 |

weekday: 16:00 - 01:00

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

PRIK

audience rating: 3.6 stars from 14 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: 10-10-2017

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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 / 1:00

Café ’t Mandje

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 6 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.

The venue closed in 1982 but was restored and re-opened in 2008. The walls are filled with mementos and old photographs, 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 girls. Closed on Mondays.

features: bar, music | Updated: 12-07-2017

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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: 5.0 stars from 6 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: 31-10-2017

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Elandstraat 119, Amsterdam | map | distance

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+31 20 623 4901 |

weekday: Tue-Thu 16:00 - 01:00; Fri 16:00 - 02:00

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

Café Saarein

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Café Saarein is a cosy, old-fashioned gay bar in the heart of Amsterdam, 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: 10-10-2017

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