Every Friday + First Saturdays 10pm-5am at Church. Men-only dance + cruise parties. Underwear, jocks, swimwear, sports shorts or naked. DJs Rado, Max del Principe, Hansom, Danny + guests. €10 to enter.
Every Sunday 10pm-3am at Bilderdijkstraat 165 E popular mixed Gay/Lesbian disco dance night by non-commercial queer group of volunteers. Good atmosphere, good music, affordable prices and a secure environment. Check online for special theme party dress codes and come early - they fill up fast!
Every 1st Sunday of the month, 3-7pm at the Eagle, ncAdam Naked Night at the Eagle. Every 3rd Sunday at the Eagle, Horsemen & Knights, 18+ men-only safe sex naked and underwear parties. Free condoms + lube.
Each Monday, 8-9:30pm, Tango Queer workshops at Amstelveenseweg 7 near Vondelpark with support from the Embassy of Argentina. Dance with same-sex partner in free and welcoming environment -- suitable for all levels (no partner needed). After workshop the dance floor is open until midnight for tango dance practice.
October 1, 2016, at Akhnaton. Gay/mixed dance party party with nothing but hits, from classic to club and club to classic ... Tough pink pop and dance mixes. €17.50. Next date: Dec 10th. See their website for more details:
October 1, 2016, 11pm-7am at Radion, Louwesweg 1. Saturday fetish dance + cruise party with DJs Adam Turner (LON), William Sizen Bell (MAN), Niels Klein (AMS), Titia (AMS). Two dance floors, big play area, chill-out area and cruising lounge. Sexy go-go boys + performances.
October 8, 2016, 10pm-5am at Church, Kerkstraat 52. XXXLeather - the men-only gay fetish, dance and safe sex cruise party - one of the biggest in gay Amsterdam. DJs Mo'cum and Rado. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, skinhead, army and uniform. Tickets: €10. Next 2016 date: December 17.
October 15, 2016, 10pm- 5am at WesterUnie + WesterLiefde, Klonneplein 6. Saturday/ Sunday gay/mixed dance party. International guest DJs include ANDREI STAN, MARTIN RIVERA, MICHIEL BOUWENS, AM3D, HANSOM + more. Normal ticket at the door: 25 €. Next 2016 dates: Nov 12, Dec 17.
October 19 - 23, 2016. Amsterdam ArenA, Ziggo Dome, Heineken Music Hall. WED Top 100 world DJ awards. THU Hardwell/ Knife Party/ Atmozfears/ DANNIC/ Kill the Buzz/ Kris Kross Amsterdam/ Thomas Newson. FRI Tiësto/ Mike Williams. SAT Alesso/ Axwell /\ Ingrosso/ Chainsmokers/ David Guetta/ Don Diablo/ Ferreck Dawn/ Hardwell/ Jay Hardway/Showtek/ Sunnery James/ Ryan Marciano/ W&W...
October 19-23, 2016 Festival + Playground: extensive music, gear, art, film, talks & pop-up program turns Amsterdam into the clubbing capital of the world, covering all things related to electronic music culture. With 450+ events, 2,200+ artists, 375,000+ visitors at 100+ venues. Conference: 450 speakers, 9 streams, 5.500 visitors of 90+ nationalities.
October 23, 2016, 4-8pm at Club Chuch. Four times each year men-only Sunday dance, sex, play & fetish parties. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, full uniform, skinhead, army, boots only (naked), shirtless or leather with jeans, jockstrap or dark underwear. DJ Mo’Cum. €10 (no advance sales). Next 2016 date: .
October 27-31, 2016. Mr Leather Europe Contest & GET RUFF!! Leather/Fetish party. Each year Leather Pride gets bigger than ever before. Main event party: Damage. Weekend events at clubs around town: WareHouse, Eagle, Dirty Dicks, Argos, Church, Black Body, Spijker, De Engel and more. See more info at website:
October 29, 2016, 1-4pm. Cruise on Amsterdam canals, where you meet fetish friends from all over the world along with the the candidates for the Mr Leather Amsterdam 2017 contest. Before boarding meeting/ gathering at Mister B, Warmoesstraat 89 for drinks.
October 29, 2016. Halloween Costume Party w/ 35+ artists, performers, DJs Wannabe A Star, Ravage!Ravage!, Dionysius, Alex Kaseta, Shirley Macholina. Artists/ performers: The Xenomorph, Star Wars aerialist/ burlesque, Party Predators, Live alien autopsy, Dead Space poster booth, Studio Nepco + Artificial Happiness, Area 51 tricks/ treats, Dutch Garrison. 500€ ostume prize.
October 29, 2016, 9pm - 3am at OT301, Overtoom 301. It's time for the big bang. Let's all dress up, drink and party like it's our last night on earth. DJs MR.Kremer / Sjammie, Manita + more TBA. See details:
October 29, 2016, at NDSM Dock, Papaverweg 265. Saturday fetish party at new industrial location w/ huge dance floor and great views over the water. Live shows, sexy dancers and big play area with slings, beds, benches + International porn stars Ale Tedesco, Ken Taylor, Aneudi & Evertin in live shows. DJs RW (NL) + Jack Chang (DE). Go-go dancers + Bondage. Free bus + ferry services.
November 5, 2016, 11pm-4am, at OOCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 -behind Vondelpark. Saturday night queer underground dance party, House, Techno, Wave, Electro, Disco, Dub. DJs Trashling, Martijn. Kaseta + Video: AlexEtJeremy, Exc Machine. € 7. See facebook
November 5, 2016, 11pm-5am, at Paradiso. Queer Trash + Pop Party to challenge monocultures of this straight, gay and lesbian world ...for a creative, open-minded society. DJs: TBA; Twink Service, Gayboy Strippers, FPQ’S Dragrace. Pink Boys/Girls, DRAG Kings/Queens, Muscle Marys/Lipstick Lesbians. Next: Dec 31st + April 27th.
November 19, 2016, 5:30pm-midnight at The Eagle, Warmoesstraat 90 (new location). Strict rules private male-only sex event; willing "mares" offer themselves to succession of "stallions" never seeing their faces. Participants decide their role, but cannot change once the party starts.
November 19, 2016, 10pm-late, at Club Church: The Amsterdam Hairy Men Dance Party with DJs Mike Kelly, Big General and Bramsterdam. You don't have to be hairy - you just have to like hairy men! Tickets 10€. Next 2016 date: TBA. See details & previous party photos on their website:
November 20, 2016, 3pm-2am, at PARADISO, WETERINGSCHANS 6. Gay/mixed dance party w/ DJs ABEL (USA), CHRIS BEKKER (GER), DJRW (NL), SAEED ALI (RUS). Can you handle 11 hours of dancing in perfect rapture?
November 26, 2016, 10pm-6am at Northsea, Hemkade 48, Zaandam. Bi-annual kink-fetish party. Europe’s most notorious adult playground/ house music + spectacular entertainment. Strict dress code - mostly straight but gay-friendly. Entry: €50, Shuttle buses €10 round trip from the Victoria hotel, opposite Central Station on the hour and half hour, between 9:30pm and 1:30am.
November 26, 2016, 10pm-5am at Church, Kerkstraat 52. Every-other-month men-only gay fetish dance/cruise party for lads, scallies, gabbers in sneakers and sportswear. DJs play the harder styles of dance music / great dance floor/ relaxed lounge/ sexy staff. €10 at the door. Next date: January 28 - The Winter White Edition.
December 3, 2016, 11pm-6am at Air Amsterdam, Amstelstraat 24. The RUGIBN Amsterdam Party. The hunkiest, hairiest guys in town; bears, musclebears, bodybuilders, cubs, chasers + everyone in-between. DJs Rado, Sergio Cardoso and Asaf Dolev play House music. No dresscode/ no door policy. Dates in 2017: Feb 4th; Mar 4th; Apr 29th; Jun 3rd; Aug 5th; Oct 7th; Dec 17th. Details/ tickets at:
December 10, 2016, 10pm-4am at Akhnaton. Gay/mixed dance party party with nothing but hits, from classic to club and club to classic ...ABBA/ Kylie/ Rihanna,,, Tough pink pop and dance mixes. €17.50. See their website for more details:
January 28, 2017 at Paradiso Noord, Buiksloterweg 5C, Tolhuistuin. Cub night mix of dance music from the 90s until now: Junior Jack, Madonna, Beyonce and Rozalla. "We keep it light pink."
March 2-6, 2017. Welcoming all the furry fellas and friends for a weekend of fun: bowling, pub crawl, dancing, cruising, bingo, canal cruise, plus the Mister Bear Netherlands election - events to inckude Furball + Bear Necessity in a diverse schedule to take place at Eagle / Dirty Dicks and other locations.
March 9-19, 2017. Annual Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, in past year at three halls of Het Ketelhuis, at the Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek. Around 120 high quality, broad and diverse selection of movies (features, documentaries and many shorts) scheduled this year from around the world. For more info and venues see website:
April 27, 2017, was Queen's Day, now King's Day following the investiture of King Willem-Alexander. Parties begin the night before, streets fill with people, canals bob with boats and circuit parties throb. Open-air concerts are generally free. Reguliersdwarsstraat and Amstel areas and the Roze Wester Festival at Westerkerk draw big gay crowds.
May 4th each year. Main events at the Dam square to honor those lost in the war; also a gay ceremony at the Homomonument to commemorate the Holocaust casualties.
May, 2017 (TBC). Five days of parties, in past year at: Club Church, Cuckoo's Nest, Dirty Dicks, Eagle, Mister B, Prik, and Web includes Main fetish party, election of Mr Leather Amsterdam, international DJs, live shows, porn stars, big play area; fetish events, BLUF meeting, and much more. See website for agenda:
July 29-30, 2017 (TBC). The 6th edition of Milkshake Festival, Sunday at Westerpark in Amsterdam. An ‘everything is possible’ two day dance festival where entertainment, music preference, clothing choices and status have nothing to do with sexuality. See more details at website:
July 29 - August 6, 2017. Festival, partying in bars and streets: the world's only gay Canal Parade, Saturday on the Prinsengracht and Amstel river; Drag Queen Olympics; Netherbears in the Street; plus sports, concerts and cultural events of all kinds beginning earlier in the week. Also below and: pride.amsterdam
Early September, 2017. An unselected, untamed and un-juried festival of 11 days; a celebration of theatrical madness and independent spirit; a plea for artistic freedom. Eleven days with 80 different shows at more than 40 locations -- plays, live art and performances outside the established theater circuit. See website for program (in English):