Many will find the current bar scene in Amsterdam underwhelming. Some old stalwarts have closed down, while the Regulierswardstraat and the Warmoestraat are arguably a shadow of their former selves. No doubt the advent of apps like Grindr have had a part in this, but the good news is that there are some newcomers like Club Church enjoying growing success.

Amstel FiftyFour

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Once known as the Amstel Taverne, this lively gay and lesbian bar along the Amstel Canal, close to Rembrandtplein got a full makeover in 2007 - it's…

Café De Barderij

A traditional and friendly Amsterdam-style bar with some pretty great views over the canals. 

Café Mankind

Open Mon-Sat till midnight and owned & run by Frank for over 25 years, Mankind offers a warm and friendly welcome at any time of the year. Check the…

Café Montmartre

Small, fun, often crowded and loud, with fab camp tunes & happy hours on Wednesday from 6pm. 

Chez Rene

Attracting a younger crowd, this is another lovely bar to relax listening to chart & pop tunes. Open until 3am (4am on Fri & Sat) and with happy hour…


Renovated in 1974 but with a history of over forty years, this bar is an institution on Amsterdam’s gay fetish scene.

Eagle Amsterdam

This bar has been a popular stop for men into leather & denim for over thirty years. On three floors with a large dance floor, with cruising area,…


Since Lellebel's opening in 1997 its focus has been the transvestite, transsexual, gay and lesbian community. The Lellebel offers live shows, theme…


A super-popular gay bar on the central Spuistraat - voted best Dutch gay bar for a few years in a row. The name Prik (bubble in Dutch) is related to…

Queers Café

This bar is open 7 days a week and plays the best 70's, 80's & 90's hits in a cosy atmosphere full of glitz & glamour. Don't miss the cabaret / drag…


Want to escape reality and think of tropical faraway lands - well, this is the place for you! Cafe Reality is famous for bringing a touch of the…

Soho Amsterdam

With a very traditional British look complete with leather Chesterfield sofas, this venue attracts a young & fashionable crowd. At the weekend DJs…


Serving the Gay Community since 1978. The friendliest, attitude free gay bar in Amsterdam! Cosy, popular with a mix of local residents and visitors…

t' Mandje

This is the oldest LGBT bar in Amsterdam and it all goes back to the legendary Bet van Beeren, a motorcycle riding lesbian who bought it from her…


A very popular bar, especially with after work drinks or pre-clubbing at weekends. Check their website for happy hours (generally late afternoon).

The Queen's Head

The Queen's Head is a popular gay bar on the Zeedijk, established for over 20 years. This cosy bar is famous for its weekly bingo nights hosted by…

The Web

This cosy bar is located close to Central Station and attracts a loyal base of bears and admirers. Regular parties and DJs spinning tunes. the…


For 35 years this lively bar has welcomed lesbian women who want to meet for a chat, a flirt or an evening of dancing.

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