Gay Amsterdam • Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Amsterdam is one of the most gay-popular destinations in Europe. It makes sense to stay in a relatively central hotel as Amsterdam is best explored on foot.

Our top Amsterdam hotels for 2017 are sorted by area:

Old Centre

historic centre, ground zero for Amsterdam's gay leather & cruise clubs, the Red Light district and Chinatown

Reguliersdwarsstraat, Amstel & Kerkstraat

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

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Old Centre

The “Old Centre” of Amsterdam, with Dam Square at its heart, dates from the 13th century. The district is full of shops, excellent hotels, canals, interesting buildings and “coffee shops” making it the most visited part of the city.

Of particular note are Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk streets. Warmoesstraat runs parallel to the Amstel river from the Centraal railway station to Dam Square and is the heart of Amsterdam’s world-famous gay cruise & leather fetish bar scene. Zeedijk has a growing number of gay venues but is better known as home of Amsterdam’s Chinatown. 

Very central.

Oosterdoksstraat 4, Amsterdam | map | distance

8.81 Very Good
based on 12502 reviews

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station4 stars

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

Most booked 2014
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Large, modern hotel in the heart of Amsterdam – conveniently located next to the central station and just 5 minutes’ walk to gay bars and cruise clubs in Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk, including Café ’t Mandje, one of the old gay bars in world.

Guest rooms have soundproof, floor-to-ceiling windows with exceptionally good view (especially on higher floors). Opt for 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 view of the city.

features: bar, restaurant, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi | Updated: 04-03-2017

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Popular choice.

Nieuwezijdskolk 19, Amsterdam | map | distance

8.39 Very Good
based on 18865 reviews

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre4 stars

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

Most booked 2016
Top 50

Popular designer hotel in an excellent location, close to all the major sights, just a 5-minute walk from the Central Station and with a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars nearby. Sauna Nieuwezijds is just a couple of minutes walk from your room, as are a good choice of gay bars such as The WEB.

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 | Updated: 04-15-2017

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Excellent value.

Damrak 1-5, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.9 Good
based on 12378 reviews

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam4 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Near the shops, sights and scene. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

The great-value-for-money Park Plaza Victoria is located in the city centre, just moments from the Central Station, the trams, canal boats and surrounded by shops and restaurants.

Several gay cruise bars around Warmoesstraat suc as The WEB and EAGLE Amsterdam are just a few minutes’ walk. 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 are air-conditioned and have free WiFi.

features: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi | Updated: 12-08-2016

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Close to gay nightlife.

Warmoesstraat 42, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.47 Good
based on 3617 reviews

Hotel CC3 stars

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

Most booked 2014
Top 100
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Great-value boutique hotel in the historical heart of Amsterdam – with a lift!

Hotel CC is located just a few minutes from the gay nightlife on Warmoesstraat, the central railway station, Dam Square, as well as a 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 internet access.

features: free wi-fi | Updated: 04-15-2017

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Near Dam Square.

Nes 5-23, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.87 Good
based on 5817 reviews

RHO Hotel3 stars

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

Most booked 2016
Top 50

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 and 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 | Updated: 04-22-2017

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Central location.

ibis Amsterdam Centre3 stars

Stationsplein 49, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.58 Good - based on 2330 reviews

Why this hotel? Central location. Excellent value for money. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

The great-value ibis Amsterdam Centre is conveniently located, next to the central station and just a 10-minute walk from Dam Square and all the 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 also 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 | Updated: 12-08-2016

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Central location.

ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera3 stars

Valkenburgerstraat 68, Amsterdam | map | distance

8.04 Very Good - based on 3653 reviews

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

One of the most popular budget hotels in town. The great-value ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera is close to the metro station, about 10 minutes to Dam Square, Rembrandt Square, and within 20 minutes to Café ’t Mandje, The Queen’s Head and other 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 onsite café bar offers 24-hour drinks & snacks, though may restaurants and cafés are nearby.

features: bar, restaurant, sun terrace, free wi-fi | Updated: 01-28-2017

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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.

Walk to gay bars.

Amstelstraat 17, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.59 Good
based on 5542 reviews

Hampshire Hotel – Rembrandt Square4 stars

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

Most booked 2015
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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 | Updated: 04-17-2017

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Popular choice.

Amstel 144, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.35 Good
based on 9546 reviews

Hampshire Hotel – Eden Amsterdam3 stars

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

Most booked 2014
Top 100
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The excellent-value Hampshire Hotel Eden 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 is plenty of dining options nearby.

features: bar, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi | Updated: 04-17-2017

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Central location.

Vijzelstraat 49, Amsterdam | map | distance

8.1 Very Good
based on 4421 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 has stylish guest rooms and suites with facilities such as a Nespresso coffee machine, state-of-the-art entertainment system, flat screen TV, laptop-sized safe and free WiFi.

You can enjoy a drink at the hotels’s rendy 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 | Updated: 04-17-2017

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Near the gay scene.

Quentin Golden Bear Hotel2 stars

Kerkstraat 37, Amsterdam | map | distance

6.54 Pleasant - based on 1036 reviews

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

Most booked 2014
Top 25
Top 100

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

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

features: bar, free wi-fi | Updated: 04-03-2017

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Free minibar & snacks.

Banks Mansion4 stars

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

9.32 Fantastic - based on 6300 reviews

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 and 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 | Updated: 12-08-2016

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other areas

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

Great for RAPIDO party.

Jan Luijkenstraat 76, Amsterdam | map | distance

8.99 Very Good
based on 2458 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 and 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, internet access, free wi-fi | Updated: 04-17-2017

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Quiet location.

Keizersgracht 15, Amsterdam | map | distance

9.22 Fantastic
based on 2132 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 very 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 excellent service. Guest rooms feature flat screen cable TV, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, iPod dock and free WiFi. There is a nice bar on the ground floor.

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

features: bar, free wi-fi | Updated: 04-17-2017

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Top 50 hotels.

BackStage Hotel2 stars

Leidsegracht 114, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.57 Good - based on 561 reviews

Why this hotel? Top 50 hotels. Modern rooms. Central location. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100

Great-value boutique hotel in central Amsterdam, just 5-10 minutes’ walk to many gay venues and famous attractions like Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Museum of Modern Art. It’s a music hotel with a rock and roll theme – very popular.

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

BackStage is located close to the gay venues, including Paradiso, Melkweb, The Cave, Sugar Factory, etc.

features: bar, massage, free wi-fi | Updated: 12-08-2016

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Budget option.

Hotel Freeland2 stars

Marnixstraat 386, Amsterdam | map | distance

7.63 Good - based on 807 reviews

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

Excellent-value Hotel Freeland is a popular budget choice. Even better, Splash Healthclub is just around the corner, and some of the best gay bars and clubs are within 10-15 minutes’ walk away.

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

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 04-17-2017

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