Gay & Lesbian Bars & Clubs

Amsterdam has a wide variety of bars and clubs, despite the fact that the bars and clubs are competing hard with the internet. Although Amsterdam does not have gay ‘ghettoes’ like some other cities, there are a couple of areas that have a larger amount of gay bars and cafés. Our favourites are listed on this page.
Go to the details and reviews page of De Lellebel, gay bar in Amsterdam The Lellebel (The Slut) is a small drag show bar and offers live shows, theme nights and events seven days a week the whole year round. The focus of The Lellebel is towards the transvestite, transsexual, gay and lesbian community. It is a small gay bar on the Zeedijk and among the performers are Desiree Dello Stiletto and Babette Lafayatte.

The Lellebel opened its doors in 1997 and still has a loyal following.

Utrechtsestraat 4, Amsterdam
+31 20 427 5139
Mon to Thu: 20.00 to 03.00
Fri & Sat: 20.00 to 04.00
Sun: 20.00 to 03.00
Go to the details and reviews page of the Queen's Head, gay bar in Amsterdam The Queen’s Head is a camp pub on the Zeedijk, a charming street in the middle of the Red Light District. Although frequented a lot by drag queens, the Queen’s Head offers a wide variety of events for as many different type of gay men. The interior can best be described as comfortably 'chic'; fit for a true (Drag) Queen.

The Queen's Head is not very big and a lot of times people also stand on the street with a drink in their hand, especially with special events. The bingo nights on Tuesdays are infamous...

Zeedijk 20, Amsterdam
+31 20 420 2475
Sun to Thu: 16.00 to 01.00
Fri to Sat: 16.00 to 03.00
The Queen's Head
Go to the details and reviews page of Vivelavie, lesbian bar in Amsterdam Bar for lesbians where everyone is welcome. This is how Vivelavie advertises herself. Lesbian bar Vivelavie exists about 30 years and is one of the most popular and busiest bar were women from all over the world meet each other for a date, a flirt and a nice evening. Vivelavie has a relaxed atmosphere with a mixed selection of music: from lounge and classics in the afternoon to dance later in the evening.

Vivelavie also serves some finger food. Prices of drinks and finger food are good!
Amstelstraat 7, Amsterdam
+31 20 624 0114
Sun to Thu: 16.00 to 03.00
Fri & Sat: 16.00 to 04.00
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