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Drop your pants and dance!

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.
De niet-commerciele potten en flikkerdiscotheek
Trut Sundays

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!
Safe Sex Parties on Warmoesstraat
Horsemen & Knights + ncAdam

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.
Jorge Arbert & Yerpun Castro, performers/teachers
Tango Queer in Amsterdam

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.
Samen naar een mooie voorpremière!
Gay movie night at Pathe de Munt

Every first Wednesday of the month, 9pm screening of an LGBT-themed movie. Come at 8:30pm for a free welcome drink. Other recent mainstream films are shown in original language versions with subtitles - see their website for upcoming schedules.
Ceremonies and a march
Memorial Day

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.
Mixen we pink pop met dance, vanaf de 90’s tot nu
Danserette Club - The Feel Free Edition

May 6, 2017, 10pm-4am 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." DJs Dr John + Raf. €16 at the door. See their website for more details:
UltraSexi presents an FPQXL spring special:
F*cking Pop Queers - Boudoir Secret/ Mini-FPQ

May 12, 2017, midnight-4:30am at Paradiso Basement Amsterdam. It's fun, it's pop and it's sooo gay! Boudoir Secret/ Mini-FPQ. DJs: DJs Glen Coco + Baby Blue. Next dates: Jun 17 FPQXL + Aug 5 Gay Pride at Paradiso. See: Ultrasexi
With a Secret Line-up - Come as you are!
Spring is Burning - Gay night

May 13, 2017, 11pm, Elementenstraat 25. Out-of-this-world 3rd anniversary bash. Outside Spring celebration - party all DAY + all NIGHT - starting festivities at Contactweg 68, and continuing from 11pm to early morning at Elementenstraat 25: 16€ Day or Night; 27.50€ Day + Night. As always, the line up is secret, but you won't be disappointed. Dancefloor fire by Is Burning.
Dresscode: shirtless or naked
Sex on Sunday

May 14 + 28, 2017, 4-8pm at Club Chuch. Men-only every 2nd + last Sunday party, running for more than 12 years - always busy and cruisy. Arrive early as doors sometimes close. Dress code is shirtless, but many guys are in their underwear or nude. Always lots of action! €10 - or €5 for guys 26 and under.
The fifth house for Superball 2017

May 20, 2017, 8pm at Paradiso. The House of Misfits with drag mother Ellen van Ellende present Superball 2017. Along with established houses, new houses from Holland, Belgium, France and Germany want to join the battle to lead Drag house. Each house will compete in the following categories: Presentation of the houses, Lipsync, Dance-off and Catwalk.
Saturday night at Club Church

May 20, 2017, 10pm-late, at Club Church: The Amsterdam Hairy Men Dance Party with DJs Rafa Nunes (FR), Big General and Bramsterdam. You don't have to be hairy - you just have to like hairy men! Tickets 12.50€. Next 2017 dates: July 15th, Sept 2nd (TBC), Nov 18th. See details & previous party photos on their website:
The 5th!
Amsterdam Fetish Pride

May 25-29, 2017. Five days of parties at: Club Church, Cuckoo's Nest, Dirty Dicks, Eagle, Mister B, Prik, and Web. Main fetish party: May 27th, 9:30pm at Undercurrent Papaverweg 265, with Mr Rubber Netherlands 2017 contest, DJs T&T (Topher/Trippy) + RW (NL), live shows, go-go dancers, and big play area. Free ferry/ bus shuttle every 30 minutes. See website for full agenda:
Put on your favorite kit, come out and meet the other ladz

May 27, 2017, 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: July 29th.
Bear Necessity - D3 DIES3L World Pride Pre-Party

June 3, 2017, 10pm-5am at Panama, Oostelijke Handelskade 4. The hunkiest, hairiest guys in town; bears, musclebears, bodybuilders, cubs, chasers + everyone in-between. DJs D3 DIES3L, DAVE URANIA (ES), RADO (AUS/NL), and SERGIO CARDOSA (BRA/NL) play House music. No dresscode/ no door policy. Next dates: Aug 5th; Oct 7th; Dec 30th. Details/ tickets at:
Saturday night party

June 10, 2017, 10pm-5am at Church, Kerkstraat 52. Men-only gay fetish, dance/ safe sex cruise party - one of the biggest in gay Amsterdam. DJs Mo'cum + Rado. Hot guys including Mr XXXLeather 2016 + Mr Leather Amsterdam 2017. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, skinhead, army, uniform, neoprene, black jocks or naked. Tickets: €12.50. Next in 2017: Aug 19th; Oct 27th; Dec 9th.
Fetish Sex Party

June 17, 2017, 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.
Rapido at WesterUnie
FunHouse - Victor's Secret

June 17, 2017, 10pm- 5am at WesterUnie + WesterLiefde, Klonneplein 6. Saturday/ Sunday gay/mixed dance party. International guest DJs KARL KAY (F) + HOUSE OF LABS (P) AND MORE TBA. Normal tickets: 25€ at the door. Next dates: Aug 5th; Sep 2nd; Sep 16th; Oct 14th; Nov 18th; Dec 23rd.
UltraSexi presents:

June 17, 2017, 11pm-5am, Paradiso. Queer Trash/ Pop Party to challenge monocultures of this straight, gay and lesbian world ...for a creative, open-minded society. Dresscode: Dandy Gentlewoman + Mr. Femme Fatale. Queer cabaret performers, crossdressing dancers. FPQ Ballhaus Popmusik, Club der Piraten Moderne elektronische tanzmusik + BeatClub! Next: Aug 5th - FPQXL GAY PRIDE!
For boys who love girls who love girls who love boys who love boys…
Milkshake 2017

July 29-30, 2017. 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:
Book hotel asap!
Amsterdam Gay Pride

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:
Put on your favorite kit, come out and meet the other ladz

July 29, 2017, 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 dates: Sept 30th; Nov 25th.
Club Rapido presents

August 6, 2017, 3pm-2am, at PARADISO, WETERINGSCHANS 6. Gay/mixed dance party w/ DJs TBA. Then Rapido AFTER, 1-10am at WesterUnie. Can you handle 19 hours of dancing in perfect rapture? Next dates: September 3 + November 19, 2017; plus April 29, 2018.
See festival newspaper: the Daily Starfish
Amsterdam Fringe Festival

September 7-17, 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):
Queer Underground Dance Party

September 9, 2017, 11pm-4am, at OOCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 -behind Vondelpark. Saturday night queer underground dance party, House, Techno, Wave, Electro, Disco, Dub. DJs TBA + Video: AlexEtJeremy, Exc Machine. € 7. Next date: tba. See facebook
Getting bigger each year!
Leather Pride Amsterdam 2017

Late-October, 2017 (TBC). 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:
The 6th annual event in the Bear Pride lineage
Amsterdam Bear Weekend 2018

Early March, 2018 (TBC). Welcoming all the furry fellas and friends for a 5-day 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.
Pink Film Days 20th Edition
Roze Filmdagen 2018

March 8-18, 2018. Annual Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, with screenings 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:
King's Day - wear orange

April 27, 2018, 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.