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.
November 23-27, 2014, at Melkweg. 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.
November 29, 2014 at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8. Take Care/ Living PositHiv event. Dancing, many, many artists, live performances, DJs/VJs, divas, live bands, visuals.
November 30, 2014 3pm-2am at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6. International guest + Rapido resident DJs. 3 dance-floors, 2 balcony floors. Main room DJs: Danny Verde (IT), Ben Manson (F), Giangi Cappai (IT) and Saeed Ali (RUS). Second room DJs: Elias (E), RW (NL) and Dikky Vendetta (NL).Basement host: Destynee, music by Bloom with special performances.
December 1, 2014, 1-10am, at Hotel Arena, s-Gravesandestraat 51. Can you handle another 9 hours of dancing in perfect rapture? Try Rapido AFTER with resident DJ Pagano (UK). Free bus shuttles leave from the front of Paradiso to take you to Hotel Arena.
December 6, 2014, 10pm-4am, at Hotel Arena, 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. Next date: January 17, 2015, at Club Akhnaton.
December 7, 2014, NCADAM 3-7pm at Argos: naked/ underwear party. Dec 21st Horsemen & Knights at the WareHouse. January 1, 2015, 3-7pm, H&K New Year's Extra at Argos, Warmoesstraat, dresscode naked. Continuing each 1st (NCDAM) + 3rd (H&K) Sundays of the month, 18+ men-only safe sex naked and underwear parties, free condoms + lube.
December 13, 2014, 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 RICHIE RIDICULOUS and JAYB, with MC KIKI BOOPS; darkroom, cabins, guest porn stars. Next date: Feb 7th, 2015.
December 13, 2014, 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: April 11th, June 13th, Aug 8th, Oct 10th, and Dec 12th.
December 20, 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, DJs John-K (E), Danny (NL), Rado (NL) & Mike kelly (G).
December 21, 2014, 5-11am, at the WareHouse, Warmoesstraat 96. FunHouse Afterparty. Tickets available at FunHouse WesterUnie event (at the entrance), or at the door. See photos of previous events online at:
December 27, 2014, 10pm-5am, at Hotel Arena, 's-Gravesandestraat 51. Hunkiest, hairiest guys in town; bears, musclebears, bodybuilders, cubs, chasers + everyone in between. DJs Gordon John (UK), MikeJ (Cologne), Sergio Cardoso. No dresscode. Stay at Hotel Arena Deluxe Room. Upcoming 2015 dates: Feb 7, Mar 21, Apr 25, Jun 6, Aug 1, Oct 3, Dec 12. Website has details/ tickets:
January 17, 2015, 10pm-late, at Club Church: The Amsterdam Hairy Men Dance Party with DJs HanSom, 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:
February 7, 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:
February 7, 2015 at Panama, Oostelijke Handelskade 4. Women-only 18+ dance night four times each year in Amsterdam + one summer Flirtation on the Beach. "Crazy is the dress tip not a dress code" for the night. See website for more info:
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:
March 15, 2015, 5:30pm-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.
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 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 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.
Mid-July, 2015. Watch for announcement 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
Late October, 2015 (to be confirmed). Mr Leather Europe Contest & GET RUFF!! Leather/Fetish party. Weekend events at 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.