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.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights 11pm-4/5am. At old Club Fuxx/ Cockring site, Warmoesstraat 96, the best/ finest dance music friom great DJs. Thursday POP! Lounge; Fun Fridays + last Friday Boiler Room go-gos/strippers + erotic visuals; Saturday Deviate with monthly guest DJ Pagano (UK); Sunday NightShift and special parties. Smoking room, Chill Out lounge w/ cabins.
May 29 - June 1, 2014. Big fetish party main event, parties at bars and clubs around town, including the Friday Recon Full Festish Party at the Eagle Amsterdam, and the Saturday XXX Leather dance and fetish party at Club Fuxxx, featuring the election of Mr Leather Amsterdam. See website for details and updates.
June 7, 2014, 11pm, at OOCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 - just behind Vondelpark. Queer underground dance party, House, Techno, Wave, Electro, Disco, Dub. DJs Martijn, Kaseta (Spellbound) + Trashling. Upstairs Bar DJs: Toon, DortArt + Victorioso. VJs: AlexEtJeremy/ Video: xmchine. €7 cover charge. More info on website below:
June 14, 2014, 9pm-6am at Steamworks, Roermondsplein 32, Arnhem. Gay and bi men, safe sex night at Sauna Steamworks Arnhem, short train ride from Amsterdam. Dress code: towel, swimwear, underwear, nude. Delicious heat, beautiful men; DJs Helemaal klaar and Valentijn, XL darkroom, 16 cabins + maze. Next: Sep 6th.
June 28, 2014, 10pm-5am, at WesterUnie, Klönneplein 4-6. Uplifting beats, crazy entertainment, mind-blowing special effects, energetic crowd, 2 dancefloors, breathtaking lasershows, sexy GoGo-dancers, DJ GSP and friends. Next 2014 FunHouse dates: Aug 2nd, Sep 20th, Dec 20th.
July 6, 2014, 3-7pm, NCADAM at Argos, dresscode naked; July 20, Horsemen & Knights at The Warehouse, 96 Warmoesstraat, dresscode: naked and underwear. Continuing every 1st Sunday (NCDAM) + 3rd Sunday (Horsemen & Knights) of the month. NEXT: August 3, 2014, 3-7pm NCADAM at The Warehouse, dresscode naked. 18+ safe sex men-only naked and underwear parties, free condoms + lube.
July 19, 2014, 10pm-late, at Club Church: The Amsterdam Hairy Men Dance Party with DJs Big General & Bramsterdam, Mike Kelly & guest. Upcoming dates: September 20th, and November 15, 2014. You don't have to be hairy - you just have to like hairy men! See details & previous party photos on their website.
July 20, 2014. Third edition of Milkshake Festival, awarded the ‘Golden Gnome’ for ‘Best One-Day Festival 2012’ to take place at Westerpark in Amsterdam. An ‘everything is possible’ dance festival where entertainment, music preference, clothing choices and status have nothing to do with sexuality. See 2013 photos and more details at website:
July 26 - August 3, 2014. Major events: 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.
August 1, 2014, 10th annual Pride events at the Homomonument include: 100m High Heel Sprint, a tug-of-war, and the Handbag Toss. The cream of the drag sporting world will attend. Hair, poise, make-up, nails and accessories are just as important as strength and technical ability.
August 2, 2014, 9pm-5am, at Club Odeon, Singel 460. Hunkiest and hairiest guys in town; bears, musclebears, bodybuilders, cubs, chasers + everyone in between. DJs Mike J. (DE), Rado (AUS/NL), Sergio Cardoso (BR/NL). No dresscode. Tickets: 20€ pre-sale, 25€ at the door. Also at Milkshake with Boy George (DJ Set) + Marc Vedo! Last BN Odeon event moving in October to Hotel Arena.
August 2, 2014, 11pm-5am, at MAINHALL: G-A-Y-B-A-R. Parties to challenge monocultures of this straight, gay and lesbian world ...for a creative, open-minded society. DJs: HEY GIRL HEY, VALENTIJN DE HINGH, BIG SURPRISE; Twink Service, Gayboy Strippers, FPQ’S Dragrace. DRESSCODE: Pink Boys/Girls, DRAG Kings/Queens, Muscle Marys/Lipstick Lesbians. NEXT: Aug 20 at Milkshake.
August 3, 2014 3pm-2am at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6. International guest + Rapido resident DJs. 3 dance-floors, 2 balcony floors. DJs TBA Music by Bloom. Coming up: November 30th - The 10th Anniversary Edition.
August 9 + October 11, 2014, 10pm-4am at Club Chuch. Men-only dance, sex, play & fetish parties. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, skinhead, army and uniform. DJ’s Mo’Cum & HanSom. October 24th Leatherpride weekend party venue TBA. Tickets at: Black Body, Kerkstraat 173, Mister B, Warmoestraat 89 and RoB Amsterdam, Warmoestraat 71.
August 30, 2014, 10pm-4am, at Hotel Arena, 's-Gravesandestraat 51, Amsterdam. DJs Raf and John. High-spirited gay dance party, classic campy Pink Pop hits, Black Eyes Peas, Madonna, Avicci to Katy Perry. Old & new disco, danceable kitsch & pop. Tickets: 12€ online.
September 21, 2014, 4pm-2am at Church, Kerkstraat 52. Spin-off party from infamous XXXLeather parties with 80-100 guys in gear and jeans ready for action… so grab your gear and come play! Men-only gay fetish, dance and safe sex cruise party, and one of the biggest in gay Amsterdam. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, skinhead, army and uniform. Next dates: Oct 24, Dec 21.
October 25, 2014 main RUFF! party Saturday night at The Depot, Amsterdam - part of October 23-26 annual Leatherpride Weekend. Also Warmoesstraat bar events at WareHouse, Eagle, Dirty Dicks and Argos, and at Church, Black Body and Spijker. See more info + previous year's photos, plus additional Depot events at website:
November 15, 2014, 5pm-midnight at Club Argos, Warmoesstraat 95. 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. See website for details.
Mid-March, 2015, annual Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 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, 2015, 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.