Amsterdam is a worldwide famous destination, for being a tolerant and open minded city toward gays and sex in general. It’s been a popular gay tourist destination for decades, and still is even with the rise of new gay hot spots in Europe such as Madrid or Berlin.
Amsterdam offers amazing places to experiences for gay travelers, including the regular club and bars, but also an official outdoor cruising area in one of the cities park, and of course the unique gay pride, happening on the city’s canals. Much of the gay scene is located around Reguliersdwarsstraat, not far from the world’s famous red-light district. This is a gay friendly street that hosts many of the city’s gay restaurant, bars and clubs. You will find gay venues for all tastes, from cute and cozy gay friendly cafes to start with, to fun gay bars to party all night, or some more fetish places for people looking for more action.Amsterdam also hosts many gay events throughout the year, the most famous one being the famous Amsterdam gay pride, also called canal pride, happening last week-end of July. But you also have the Bear Pride for bears lovers in end of March, Fetish Pride in mid-May and Leather Pride in end of October for the leather fans. And not to be forgotten, the crazy Milkshake festival, held in Westerpark. A fantastic festival about freedom, creativity and love, not just limited to gay people. Explore the map to discover all gay places in Amsterdam, and don’t hesitate to add new ones missing or comment and rate the existing ones.