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.
May 1, 2016, 6pm- 5am at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6. International guest DJs SAEED ALI (RUS), ANA PAULA (BRA), NACHO CHAPADO (ES) + residents from Rapido on 3 different dance-floors, 2 balcony floors overlooking the main dance-floor. Special performances. Next 2016 dates: Aug 7; Nov 20.
May 2, 2016, 1-10am, at TRANSFORMATORHUIS-WESTERUNIE, KLONNEPLEIN 6. Can you handle another 9 hours of dancing in perfect rapture? Try Rapido AFTER with resident DJ Pagano (UK).
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 7, 2016 11:30pm-5am at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8. Biggest Turkish touch gay party in the West - electronic ultrarities, oriental dums, teks and sleazy steamy pop from beyond the Bosphorus! DJs: Burak Şahin, Serhat Uzunel, Absoluut, Erhan Afacan. Also: The G-Team, MC Miss Bunty, Zenne's from Istanbul + naughty male belly dancers + Bianca. Performances by Trippin Angels.
May 12-16, 2016. Parties at Club Church, Cuckoo's Nest, Dirty Dicks, Eagle, Mister B, Prik, and Web. Main fetish party DAMAGE, election of Mr Leather Amsterdam, international DJs, live shows, porn stars, big play area; fetish events, BLUF meeting, and much more. See website for full agenda:
May 15, 2016, at Nieuwezijds Kolk 25. Wake uuuup! Rise & Shine! Sunday monthly Tea-Dance for Gay/ Openminded party people, DJ DAVID HERNANDEZ. Several house styles. Hosts: Priszilla & Lolo Benzina, The Hysterical Diva's from the Vipers Squat. Special Tea Room complimentary food, cigs, tea -Tea with a Twist‘ darlings ... October through June Winter High Tea!
May 21, 2016, 10pm-late, at Club Church: The Amsterdam Hairy Men Dance Party with DJs Moog, Big General and Bramsterdam. You don't have to be hairy - you just have to like hairy men! Tickets 10€. Next 2016 dates: July 16; September 17; November 19. See details & previous party photos on their website:
May 21, 2016, at Akhnaton. The Classic Party. The best-known light pink gay hits from the 90's though today. Tough pink pop and dance mixes. €10 advance, €13 at the door. Next Danserette: July 30 at Paradiso, The 10-year Anniversary - see their website for details:
May 22, 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 dates: July 24; October 23.
May 28, 2016, at Church, Kerkstraat 52. Every-other-month men-only fetish dance party - sneakers and sportswear. DJs play the harder styles of dance music / great dance floor/ relaxed lounge/ sexy staff. €10 at the door.
May 29, 2016, 2-10pm, pick-up: Steiger 14, behind Central Station. Party for the gay community/ friends/ admirers. Boylesque entertainment. UPPER DECK Open Air with House / Pop/ Vocals - MC Divine. LOWER DECK Dark, Lasers, CO2 with Techno/ Tech-house featuring Sofia Valentine. CHILL DECK Food corner, Photo Booth + Jacuzzi. Admission: 30-40 €. AFTER PARTY 10pm-3am at Club NL.
June 11, 2016, 11pm-6am at Air Amsterdam, Amstelstraat 24. Europride Amsterdam Pre-Party. The hunkiest, hairiest guys in town; bears, musclebears, bodybuilders, cubs, chasers + everyone in-between. DJs Rado, Jack Chang, Alex Logan, Ricardo Osoloco, and Max del Principe play House music. No dresscode/ no door policy. Upcoming in 2016: August 6. Website details/ tickets:
June 18, 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. Next 2016 dates: August 20th, November 19th.
June 18, 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 dates: August 13; October 8; December 17.
June 18, 2016, 10pm-9am at WesterUnie, Klönneplein 4-6. Uplifting beats, crazy entertainment, mind-blowing special effects, energetic crowd, 2 dancefloors, breathtaking lasershows, sexy Go-Go dancers, international DJs include: Dani Toro, GSP, Inshane, Matin Rivera, Hansom, Rafa N, Alenjandro Alvarez, Glaucio Duarte. Next 2016 dates: August 6; September 17; December 17, .
June 25, 2016, 11pm-4am, at OOCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 -behind Vondelpark. Queer underground dance party, House, Techno, Wave, Electro, Disco, Dub. DJs: Trashling, Kaseta, Martijn, Upstairs Bar: Toon, DortArt + Guests. VJs: AlexEtJeremy, Exc Machine + More....
July 23 - August 7, 2016. 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: en.amsterdamgaypride.org
July 30-31, 2016. The 5th 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:
Early September, 2016 (TBC), An unselected, untamed and un-juried festival; 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):
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:
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.
March, 2017 (date TBA). 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.