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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.
Bear Necessity - RugBN

October 7, 2017, 10pm-5am at Panama, Oostelijke Handelskade 4. The hunkiest, hairiest guys in town; bears, musclebears, bodybuilders, cubs, chasers + everyone in-between. DJs MIKE JAYY (DE), RADO (AUS/NL), SERGIO CARDOSO (BRA/NL) play House music. No dresscode/ no door policy. Next date: Dec 30th. Details/ tickets at:
Dresscode: shirtless or naked
Sex on Sunday

October 8 + 29, 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.
Mixen we pink pop met dance, vanaf de 90’s tot nu
Danserette Club

October 14, 2017, 10pm-4am at Akhnaton. Cub night mix of dance music hits from 5 decades: from light to hard pink, all together. "We keep it light pink." DJ Dr John. €18 at the door. Next date: TBA. See their website for details:
A new party concept

October 14, 2017, 10pm-5am, at WESTERUNIE + WESTERLIEFDE, KlonneplLein 6. Taking you underground to a place where the drums have more beats than ever. Where hypnotic music takes you deeper and deeper on an exciting journey. The best TECHNO DJs ensure your journey will be X. Gay/mixed dance party w/ DJs LUDO KAISER (FR) + SKIPPO (DE). Next dates: Nov 18th; and Dec 23rd.
Hyte Returns to an Amsterdam Techno Temple

October 19, 2017 THU 10pm-8am The Wall of Sound w/ DVS1, Helena Hauff, Karenn live, Oscar Mulero, CEM, An-i, Gunnar Haslam, Lory D live, Tzusing, Umwelt.
HYTE returns to for the 4th year of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)

October 20, 2017, FRI 10pm-8am at Warehouse Elementenstraat. HYTE ADE x FRRC w/ Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Sonja Moonear, Steve Rachmad, Ferro, Club by Fuse: Enzo Siragusa, Archie Hamilton b2b Rossko, Seb Zito, Rich NxT.
msterdam Dance Event (ADE) warehouse parties
HYTE ADE - SAT Day & Night + SUN

October 21-22, 2017, SAT 8am-8pm, at Warehouse Elementenstraat. A Techno temple with Marcel Dettmann, Robert Hood // Floorplan, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Ryan Elliott, DJ Stingray, and DJ Deep. Followed by SAT 10pm to noon SUN with Chris Liebing (6hr Set), Pan-Pot, Rod Malmok, Radio Slave, Monoloc, and Marco Faraone. SUN 10pm-8am MON with LOCO DICE, Guti live, William Djoko + more TBA.
Getting bigger each year!
Leather Pride Amsterdam 2017

October 26-29, 2017. 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:
Saturday night party

October 28, 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. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, skinhead, army, uniform, neoprene, black jocks or naked. Tickets: €12.50. Next in 2017: Dec 9th.
Queer Underground Dance Party

November 11, 2017, 11pm-4am, at OOCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 -behind Vondelpark. Saturday night queer underground dance party, House, Techno, Wave, Electro, Disco, Dub. DJs Anne Anderson, Kaseta, Martijn + VJs: AlexEtJeremy, Exc Machine. Upstairs: DortArt, Toon and guests. € 7. See facebook
Saturday night at Club Church

November 18, 2017, 10pm-late, at Club Church: The Amsterdam Hairy Men Dance Party with DJs Hansom, Moog, Big General and Bramsterdam. You don't have to be hairy - you just have to like hairy men! Tickets 12.50€. See details & previous party photos on their website:

November 19, 2017, 6pm-5am, at PARADISO, WETERINGSCHANS 6. Gay/mixed dance party w/ DJs AABEL, AM3D, DJRW, MIGG Z, SAEED ALI, SERGIO CARDOSO, and TOM STEPHAN. Next date: April 29, 2018.
Indoor day festival
Welcome to the Future

November 25, 2017, noon-2am. 14-hr daytime marathon/ summer in winter months. MAIN: ANOTR, Benny Rodrigues, Daan Groeneveld, Henrik Schwarz (live), Mathias Kaden, Sam Paganini, The Advent (live), Wesley Roberts. TECHNO: Fjaak (live), JP Enfant, Juan Sanchez, Kevin Arnemann, Mirella Kroes, SHDW + Obscure Shape. GARDEN: Ferro, Herra, Luuk van Dijk, Man With No Shadow.
Fetish Sex Party

November 25, 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.
Put on your favorite kit, come out and meet the other ladz

November 25, 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: Jan 27th.
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.
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.
Will there be a 4th edition in 2018?

Late May, 2018 (TBC), 8pm - past year at Paradiso. The House of Misfits with drag mother Ellen van Ellende presented Superball 2017. Along with established houses, new houses from Holland, Belgium, France and Germany joined the battle to lead Drag house. Each house competed in the following categories: Presentation of the houses, Lipsync, Dance-off and Catwalk.
The 6th?
Amsterdam Fetish Pride

May 24-28, 2018 (TBC). Past year included five days of parties at: Club Church, Cuckoo's Nest, Dirty Dicks, Eagle, Mister B, Prik, Undercurrent, and Web. Saturday Main fetish party with Mr Rubber Netherlands contest, DJs, live shows, go-go dancers, and big play area. See website for full agenda:
A Thuishaven Festivalterrein outdoor festival to celebrate freedom!
Wasteland Summerfest!

Mid-July, 2018. All-genders raw, edgy. fun dance festival atmosphere w/ post-apocalyptic theme, circus performers, fire shows, dancers, contortionists; multiple music genres/ different stages. 2017 DJs included: Saeed, Nacho Chapado, Pagano, Sjeazy Pearl, Aiscream, Jill Kleinjan, Killian Sawn, Hollywood+Vine, Bramsterdam+Big General, Funkerman, Clark Kent, Maringo, Eduardo de la Torre.
For boys who love girls who love girls who love boys who love boys…
Milkshake 2018 - The 7th Edition

Late July, 2018 (TBC). Westerpark SAT/SUN. Everything is possible 2-day dance festival where entertainment, music preference, clothing choices and status have nothing to do with sexuality. Supertoys, Parkhaus Berlin, Vieze Poezendek, Liberated, Damage/Mister B, Sexy Party, Totally Female, Gaybar, Erwin Olaf, Transformer, Less Drama, Now+Wow, House of Vineyard, Wut?Club, Whambam, De Trut.
Book hotel asap!
Amsterdam Gay Pride

July 28 - August 5, 2018. 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:
The biggest gay weekend of the year in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Gay Pride Canal Parade + Street Parties

August 3-5, 2018. Past year included: Prik Street Party; This Is My Pride Weekend at Dam square; Zeedijk  and Reguliersdwarsstraat Street Parties; Pride Drag Queen Olympics at Homomonument. SAT Pride Canal Parade + Street parties and Pride Closing Party at Dam Square.
See festival newspaper: the Daily Starfish
Amsterdam Fringe Festival

Early September, 2018 (TBC). 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):