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Amsterdam's Gay Nightlife - Colorful and Crazy

Published February 6, 2019

The Dutch capital is one of the world´s queerest hot spots and has always attracted LGBT visitors from everywhere. No wonder, the tolerant and amazing city is home to a colorful, crazy and fantastic nightlife.

Gay Clubs and Parties in Amsterdam - Insider Tips and Recommendations

Dance Bars - Typical Amsterdam

Lovely dance bars are an integral part of Amsterdam´s gay party life. Just in time for weekend, Friday and Saturday evenings, the city's bars fill up with locals and visitors; then people usually dance to funny pop songs after a while and just have a great time. Especially in summer time people love standing outside the bars and create a street party vibe.

Popular Gay Dance Bar

On Amsterdam's gayest street, Reguliersdwarsstraat, you can find trendy Exit Cafe. This small and cozy gay bar opens its doors every day and is popular with international visitors and locals alike. Here you can let your hips circle to witty dance music and get to know funny people.

Exit Café - Gay Dance Bar in Amsterdam
Exit Café
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Free admission and pop music

Only a few meters further you will find the huge gay bar Soho. The popular dance bar, which is usually crowded every night, does not take entry fees and the drinks are reasonably priced. Soho is known for its funny pop music and relaxed atmosphere.

Soho Amsterdam - popular gay bar in Reguliersdwarsstraat
SOHO Amsterdam
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Clubbing in Amsterdam

Also in the middle of the gay district you will find the famous club NYX. Locals and international visitors come here in droves, especially on weekends. The NYX impresses with its friendly atmosphere and relaxed vibe. There are three different floors- one very special: the toilet also serves as a dance floor!

3x NYX @ Club NYX in Amsterdam - Gay Party every Saturday
3x NYX @ Club NYX
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Drag Queens and Kings

Once a week - every Thursday - a colorful party spectacle takes place at notorious Club Church. blue party is a fun dance pleasure full of good mood and positive energy. Here, the drag queens and kings of the Dutch capital come together to entertain, gagg and have fun.

every Thursday blue - Club Church's new crazy club night
blue @ Club Church
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Gay Underground Party

At regular intervals the trendy Club OCCII- not far from the center of Amsterdam -hosts one of the city´s best queer parties. For many years, the colorful Spellbound party attracts cool people from all over the world and is more popular than ever. Here you can dance to electro, house, and techno music.

Spellbound Underground Queer Techno Party in Amsterdam
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Great party of the bear community

Several times a year, Amsterdam's bear scene meets at the popular Panama Club to celebrate one of the city's hottest gay parties. Since 2008, the Bear-Necessity is one of the most successful party events of the gay bear scene and enjoys a large international fan base. The location offers several dance floors with circuit and electronic music.

Bear-Necessity - the biggest Bears Fetish Party in Amsterdam
Bear-Necessity @ Panama Amsterdam
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