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.
March 11-22, 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 1-6, 2015, at De Balie. Includes documentary "Our Marriages" April 4, 9:10pm, explores the lives of 4 lesbians who decide to marry gay men, so as to secretly pursue relationships with their girlfriends - followed by forum and discussion on being LGBT in the Asian community of Korea. Festival goes on tour to Rotterdam and The Hague April 11-12, then Eindhoven April 17-19.
April 11, 2015, 4pm-2am at Church, Kerkstraat 52. The men-only gay fetish, dance and safe sex cruise party - one of the biggest in gay Amsterdam. DJs Mo'cum and HanSom. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, skinhead, army and uniform. Upcoming XXXL dates in 2015: June 13th, Aug 8th, Oct 10th, and Dec 12th.
April 11, 2015, 9pm-close, at Thermos Sauna, Raamstraat 31, Amsterdam. Gay/ bi 18+ foam party/ safe sex men's night. Dress: towel, swimwear, underwear, nude. Heat, men; DJs JayB and RICHIE RIDICULOUS. Darkroom, cabins. Next date: June 6.
April 11, 2015, 11pm, at OOCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 - just behind Vondelpark. Queer underground dance party, House, Techno, Wave, Electro, Disco, Dub. DJs / VJs TBA. €7 cover charge. More info on website below:
April 18, 2015, 10pm-7am at Ahoy Arena, An Ahoy Rotterdam/ Gay Fantasy annual gay dance event. World-class DJs and artists: Erick E, Roog, Elof de Neve, Faya, Phil Romano + MC Berget Lewis. The arena will be at the heart of various surrounding smaller stages, each with special acts and sexy dancers performing, establishing intimacy and a sense of connection with the larger audience.
April 19, 2015, 3-7pm - Horsemen & Knights naked/ underwear party at the WareHouse. May 3rd, 3-7pm ncAdam naked party at the WareHouse. May 17th 3-7pm Horsemen & Knights naked/ underwear party at the WareHouse. Continuing each 1st (ncAdam) + 3rd (H&K) Sundays of the month, 18+ men-only safe sex naked and underwear parties, free condoms + lube.
April 25, 2015, 7pm-8am, at Hotel Arena, 's-Gravesandestraat 51. Hunkiest, hairiest guys in town; bears, musclebears, bodybuilders, cubs, chasers + everyone in between. Mr Bear Netherlands election. DJs Rado, Bramterdam + Big General, Elliott Matos, Felipe Regata, David Hernandez. No dresscode. Upcoming dates: Jun 6, Aug 1, Oct 3, Dec 12. Website details/ tickets:
April 26, 2015, 3pm- 5am followed by Rapido AFTER at Paradiso, Weteringschans. International guest DJs + residents from Rapido on 3 different dance-floors, 2 balcony floors overlooking the main dance-floor. DJs DANNY VERDE (IT), SAEED ALI (RUS) AND PAGANO (UK); DIKKY VENDETTA (NL), ELIAS MENESES (E) + basement host Destynee and music by Bloom + special performances.
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.
May 9, 2015, at Hotel Arena - The club version of Danserette with best-known light pink gayhits from the 90's until now. Tough pink pop and dance mixed by Dr. John and DJ Raf. Tickets: 10€ online. Other Danserette dates take place at Akhnaton - see their website for upcoming events:
May 14-18, 2015. Big fetish party main event, the election of Mr Leather Amsterdam, parties at bars and clubs around town. See website for details and updates.
May 16, 2015, 10pm-late, at Club Church: The Amsterdam Hairy Men Dance Party with DJs Mike Kelly, Big General & Bramsterdam. You don't have to be hairy - you just have to like hairy men! Tickets 10€. See details & previous party photos on their website:
May 24, 2015, 4-8pm at Club Chuch. Four times each year men-only Sunday dance, sex, play & fetish parties. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, skinhead, army and uniform. DJ’s Mo’Cum & HanSom. 4-8pm special Bear Pride treats and surprises. Next dates: August 23rd, November 22nd.
June 6, 2015, 5:30pm-midnight at The Warehouse, Warmoesstraat 96. 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 date: Nov 14. See website for details.
June 20, 2015, 10pm-5am, at WesterUnie, Klönneplein 4-6. Uplifting beats, crazy entertainment, mind-blowing special effects, energetic crowd, 2 dancefloors, breathtaking lasershows, sexy GoGo-dancers, top-level international DJs. Next: Aug 1, September 19, December 19, 2015 - all at WesterUnie.
July 19, 2015. Watch for more details on the fourth edition of Milkshake Festival 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 2014 photos and more details at website:
July 25 - August 2, 2015. 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
October 14-18, 2015 at various venues. Some of the gay clubs in Amsterdam participate officially, others do so unofficially. Features the world's biggest artists alongside fresh talent, covering the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres; listening sessions, hidden performances, temporary screenings, pop-up stores, hop-on party buses, talks, gear, art, films, and more. See website:
October 22-26 2015. Mr Leather Europe Contest & GET RUFF!! Leather/Fetish party. This year Leather Pride will be bigger than ever. 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 28-31, 2015 (to be confirmed). Halloween costume party. Last year featured artists, performers, DJs, Drop Dead Gory Workshops; A Room With A Boo; Fright Night Skate; Dinner of Darkness freaky feast of The Underworld bizarre cast of servers and entertainment; Mr.Horror’s Halloween Horror Show all-night horror movie marathon.
Late November, 2015 (to be confirmed). Scheduled during US Thanksgiving Week, a five-day celebration of international cannabis products. Cannabis Cup Awards ceremony and seminars such as “The Military-Industrial Complex vs. the Cannabis-Industrial Complex.” Parties and events around town, including at Betty's Too! gay coffeehouse, Reguliersdwarsstraat 29.