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.
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. Parties at Club Church, Cuckoo's Nest, Dirty Dicks, Eagle, Mister B, Prik, Warehouse and Web. Main fetish party DAMAGE at De Marktkantine, Jan van Galenstraat 6 - new venue (up to 1200 guys), with the 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 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 17, 2015, 3-7pm Horsemen & Knights naked/ underwear party at the WareHouse. June 7th, 3-7pm ncAdam naked party. June 21st, 3-7pm - Horsemen & Knights naked/ underwear party. Continuing each 1st (ncAdam) + 3rd (H&K) Sundays of the month, 18+ men-only safe sex naked and underwear parties, free condoms + lube.
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 6, 2015, 7pm-8am, at Hotel Arena, 's-Gravesandestraat 51. Hunkiest, hairiest guys in town; bears, musclebears, bodybuilders, cubs, chasers + everyone in between. DJs Rado and David Hernandez as well as Sergio Cardoso. No dresscode. Upcoming dates: August 1, October 3, December 12, 2015. Website details/ tickets:
June 6, 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.
June 13, 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: August 8th, October 10th, and December 12th.
June 13, 2015, 11pm, at OOCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 -behind Vondelpark. Queer underground dance party, House, Techno, Wave, Electro, Disco, Dub. Stage/Live: Fabby (Amsterdam), Alternatiefus by Jeroen Fransen. Techno/House/Acid/Electro/Wave... DJs: Trashling, Kaseta, Martijn, DortArt and Toon. VJs: AlexEtJeremy/ Exc. Mchne. €7 cover charge. More info:
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. The fourth edition of Milkshake Festival, Sunday at Westerpark in Amsterdam. An ‘everything is possible’ dance festival where entertainment, music preference, clothing choices and status have nothing to do with sexuality. DJs: BE-RIK, SHARON-O-LOVE, SAEED ALI and PAGANO. See 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
August 2, 2015, 3pm- 5am followed by Rapido AFTER at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6. International guest DJs + residents from Rapido on 3 different dance-floors, 2 balcony floors overlooking the main dance-floor. DJs DIKKY VENDETTA (NL), ELIAS MENESES (E), DJRW, SAEED ALI + special performances.
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.
November 28, 2015 at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8. Take Care/ Living PositHiv event. Dancing, many, many artists, live performances, DJs/VJs, divas, live bands, visuals.
Mid-March, 2016, 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, 2016, at De Balie. Annual film festival dedicated to broadening the horizons of the Dutch public and film industry with contemporary Asian cinema - a selection of the best commercial and art house films. Culture and entertainment, but also a creative platform for Asian filmmakers.
April 27, 2016, 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.