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Going Out @ Amsterdam Gay Guide for gays, lesbians and friends

 © by smex - Gabriel Heuser - modified by F. Behr

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In 1811 homosexuality was legalized by the Napoleonic code in the Netherlands. The opening of two dance halls in Amsterdam, De Schakel (1955) and De Odeon Kring (DOK) (1958) in the 50's and the course of the sexual revolution of the mid-1960s, liberal attitude and policy made the city to the gay ca... read more or write a travelogue




Most popular places of gays and lesbians (recommended for the first stay in town)*
 Name  CityBranch of business
 Music Bars & Music Pubs none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeCafé Soho
Reguliersdwarsstraat 36
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamMusic Bars & Music Pubs
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/womenCafé Saarein
Elandsstraat 119
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Cruising Bars none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menThe Web
St. Jacobsstraat 4-6
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCruising Bars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeDe Barderij
Zeedijk 14
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeDe Engel van Amsterdam
Zeedijk 21
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Theme Bars & Clubs none Majority of guests: gays/men
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Club Church
Kerkstraat 52
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamTheme Bars & Clubs
 Pubs / Neighborhood Bars none Majority of guests: gays/menThe Queen's Head
Zeedijk 20
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamPubs / Neighborhood Bars
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeDe Trut
Bilderdijkstraat 165e
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomePrik
Spuistraat 109
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeCafé le Montmartre de Paris
Halvemaansteeg 17
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Cruising Bars none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menThe Cuckoo's Nest
Nieuwezijds Kolk 6
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCruising Bars
 Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedBar Dvars
Reguliersdwarsstraat 44
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars


 Name  CityBranch of business
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: gays/menWareHouse
Warmoesstraat 96
Mo, Tu, We: closed; Th, Su: 11:00 p.m. - 04:00 a.m.; Fr, Sa: 11:00 p.m. - 05:00 a.m.
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/women Access: only for womenReality Girlz
Reguliersdwarsstraat 125
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeCozy Bar
Sint Jacobsstraat 8
Mo, Tu, We, Th: 04:00 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.; Fr, Sa, Su: 04:00 p.m. - 03:00 a.m.
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/womenBar Vivelavie
Amstelstraat 7
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Pubs / Neighborhood Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeCafé Chez René
Amstel 50
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamPubs / Neighborhood Bars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/men Trannies are most welcomeExit Après Chique
Reguliersdwarsstraat 42
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeCafé Rouge
Amstel 60
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Music Bars & Music Pubs none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeAmstel Fifty Four
Amstel 54
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamMusic Bars & Music Pubs
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeCafé 't Mandje
Zeedijk 63
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/menHot Spot
Amstel 102
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeCafé het Dwarsliggertje
Reguliersdwarsstraat 105
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeReality Bar
Reguliersdwarsstraat 129
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Theme Bars & Clubs none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menSpijker Bar
Kerkstraat 4
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamTheme Bars & Clubs
 Pubs / Neighborhood Bars none Majority of guests: gays/menHet Wapen van Londen
Amstel 14
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamPubs / Neighborhood Bars
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeClub NYX
Reguliersdwarsstraat 42
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeCafé Entre Nous
Halvemaansteeg 14
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Theme Bars & Clubs none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menThe Eagle Amsterdam
Warmoesstraat 90
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamTheme Bars & Clubs
 Cruising Bars none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menDirty Dicks
Warmoesstraat 86
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCruising Bars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/men Trannies are most welcomeTaboo Bar
Reguliersdwarsstraat 45
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeHabibi Ana
Lange Leidedwarsstraat 93
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Show Bars & Drag none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeLellebel
Utrechtsestraat 4
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamShow Bars & Drag
 Cultural Facilities none Majority of guests: straights (women and men) Trannies are most welcomeComedy Theater
Nes 110
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCultural Facilities
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Sugarfactory
Lijnbaansgracht 238
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedCafe De Biecht
Kerkstraat 346
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Tourist Attractions & Features none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeHomomonumentNetherlands, the  AmsterdamTourist Attractions & Features
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Bungalow 8
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 14
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Club Home
Wagenstraat 3
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Cultural Facilities none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)OCCII (Onafhankelijk Culureel Centrum In It)
Amstelveenseweg 134
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCultural Facilities
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Club Roses
Rozengracht 133
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Cultural Facilities none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)CREA Café
Turfdraagsterpad 17
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCultural Facilities
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)De Club Up
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 26-1
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Cultural Facilities none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Boom Chicago
Leidseplein 12
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCultural Facilities
 Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Infokafee Bollox
Eerste Schinkelstraat 14-16
@ MKZ
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Kamer 401
Marnixstraat 401
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Club 8
Admiraal de Ruijterweg 56b
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Studio 80
Rembrandtplein 17
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Jimmy Woo Club
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Cultural Facilities none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Odeon
Singel 460
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCultural Facilities
 Music Bars & Music Pubs none Majority of guests: completely mixedFree-I
Reguliersdwarsstraat 70
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamMusic Bars & Music Pubs
 Pubs / Neighborhood Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedBetty, TOO!
Reguliersdwarsstraat 29
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamPubs / Neighborhood Bars
 Pubs / Neighborhood Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedCoffeeshop The Otherside
Reguliersdwarsstraat 6
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamPubs / Neighborhood Bars
 Pubs / Neighborhood Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Music Box
Paardenstraat 9
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamPubs / Neighborhood Bars
 Cultural Facilities none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Melkweg
Lijnbaansgracht 234a
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCultural Facilities
 Cultural Facilities none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Paradiso
Weteringschans 6-8
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCultural Facilities
 Tapas Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)De Portugees
Zeedijk 39a
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamTapas Bars
 Music Bars & Music Pubs none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Backstage Christmas Twins Coffeecorner (Twins Backstage)
Utrechtsedwarsstraat 67
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamMusic Bars & Music Pubs
 Tapas Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Castillo Tapas y Steaks
Reguliersdwarsstraat 89
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamTapas Bars
 Cocktailbars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Lime Bar
Zeedijk 104
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCocktailbars
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: completely mixedClub Roque
Amstel 178
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Akhnaton
Nieuwezijds Kolk 25
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Westerunie Westerliefde WestergasTerras
Klönne plein 4-6
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: completely mixedClub Stereo
Jonge Roelensteeg 4
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Club JvG (Uitgaanscentrum Jan Van Galen)
Jan van Galenstraat 24
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Escape deLux
Amstel 70
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Escape
Rembrandtplein 11
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)AIR
Amstelstraat 24
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Museums, Exhibitions & Archives none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeIHLIA-Homodok Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 143
6e verdieping
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamMuseums, Exhibitions & Archives
 Theme Bars & Clubs none Majority of guests: completely mixed Trannies are most welcomeErotic Bar Sameplace
Nassaukade 120
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamTheme Bars & Clubs
 Museums, Exhibitions & Archives none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Anne-Frank-Museum
Prinsengracht 267
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamMuseums, Exhibitions & Archives
 Museums, Exhibitions & Archives none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum
Oudezijdsachterburgwal 148
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamMuseums, Exhibitions & Archives
 Theatres & Operas none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Theater Carré
Amstel 115-125
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamTheatres & Operas




The following venues no longer exist
 Name  CityBranch of business
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/men Trannies are most welcomeSultana Bar
Reguliersdwarsstraat 21
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Cruising Bars none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menClub Fuxxx
Warmoesstraat 96
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamCruising Bars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeBar Bump
Kerkstraat 23
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeCafe Bleu
Geldersekade 111
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeCafe Mon Ami
Amstelstraat 34
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/women Access: only for womenCafé Sappho
Vijzelstraat 103
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/womenCustom café Sugar
Hazenstraat 19
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeClub Havana
Reguliersdwarsstraat 17-19
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Theme Bars & Clubs none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menStablemaster Bar
Warmoesstraat 23
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamTheme Bars & Clubs
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/menNightlife
Paardenstraat 7
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedCafé Casa Maria
Warmoesstraat 60
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeApril
Reguliersdwarsstraat 37
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedBar Why Not
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 28
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menBlue Boy Club
Spuistraat 3
First floor
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Theme Bars & Clubs none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menArgos Bar
Warmoesstraat 95
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamTheme Bars & Clubs
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: completely mixedClub 11
Oosterdokskade 3-5
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedPalma's Hoekje
Amstel 202
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars
 Pubs / Neighborhood Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedThe Old Highlander
St. Jacobsstraat 1
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamPubs / Neighborhood Bars
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: completely mixedClub Chi
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 161
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: completely mixedBG (Post CS) (Club L B G)
Oosterdokskade 3
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Powerzone (TPZ)
Spaklerweg
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Night Clubs & Lounges none Majority of guests: completely mixedCluB You II
Amstel 178
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamNight Clubs & Lounges
 Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedCosmo Bar
Kerkstraat 42
Netherlands, the  AmsterdamBars


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