|Gay Friendly Travel Guide to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is famous for canals, museums, picturesque buildings, bikes everywhere, and tulips!
It's also known as the place where you can get stoned simply by walking past some of the coffee shops!
And of course there is the Van Gogh Museum, and the world-famous red-light district.
Oh, and don't forget the windmills, the wooden shoes, and the house where Anne Frank lived.
All of the above make Amsterdam famous, and are well worth checking out.
But for us, Amsterdam has an even bigger attraction - It is the most gay friendly major city in Europe.
Amsterdam is truly gay-friendly, and is considered by those in the know as the dark gay heart of Europe.
Berlin can be raunchy, Madrid can be pretty hard core, but Amsterdam is downright dirty!
The gay scene in Amsterdam is concentrated in 2 areas.
The main gay street is Reguliersdwars Straat (just ask for "Gay Street")
Here you will find the most popular and most trendy gay bars.
The other area is Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk.
Here you will find the more serious leather scene'.
You can easily walk between the two gay areas.
A good place to start your visit is Pink Point - a gay information center at the Homo-Monument.
Pink Point is staffed by volunteers, and has a wide range of information for gay and lesbian visitors.
Amsterdam Gay Bars & Clubs
Getto - Lesbian bar and restaurant.
Saarein - Lesbian bar.
The Cuckoo's Nest - Popular gay bar - mixed crowd. Huge playroom in the cellar.
The Eagle - Cruisey men-only leather bar. Darkroom and a pool table with an adjustable sling above it!
De Spijker - Small cruisey gay bar Porn videos and an upstairs darkroom.
The Web - Cruisey leather bar (men only) close to Central Station. Dark interior, stairs up to darkroom.
Argos - In the heart of the red light district, the oldest and most famous leather-and-denim bar. Very
cruisey and strictly men only. Basement darkroom.
Dirty Dicks - A late night leather bar. Very sleazy.
Stablemaster - Bar and Hotel famous for it's masturbation parties in the downstairs bar.
Club Church - New cruise club. Leather, darkroom, good bar.
Adonis - Cinema, darkroom, private cabins.
B1 Cinema - Huge cruising cinema with sex shop and darkroom.