Gay scene, Amsterdam

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    Gay scene: Cassa Maria

    by jo104 Updated Apr 30, 2007

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    We stumbled wanting to find a toilet on outskirts of red light district & found this bar to be really friendly.

    Had to snap shot the "ladiee" at the bar somone should have told her its not lady like to grab a ladies boobs & say how jealous they are!! haha

    Dress Code: Anything goes CLEARLY

    *Update 2007* Looks like the bar has changed name, changed hands & more then likely clientelle as it seems to advertise English sport. Perhaps head towards Zeedijk street for another gay friendly bar

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    Eating, drinking, lounging: ARC

    by tvdm Updated Jun 21, 2006

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    Busy night at ARC

    ARC totally fits in the lounge rage that hit European shores a few years ago. And although the lazy Sundays where French artists like Air, St.Germain and Dimitri from Paris featured prominently on the sound systems are long gone, ARC still remains a firm favourite with the gay and straight scene alike. Its secret? A healthy blend of good food and drinks in sleek sourroundings. Do not miss daily happy hour (5pm-7pm) when cocktails are only €5 each!

    This one is recommended for its hip clientele and is great for an early-evening snack, a casual gathering of friends or lazy Sunday cocktail-sipping. ARC has been my favourite bar for a good while now and I'm sure it's going to stay that way for quite another while.

    Dress Code: Put in a bit of effort. Look at the website and judge for yourself!

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    Exit: Cruising at Gayclub Exit

    by Nelson1979 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    One of the acts in Exit

    Ever seen Queer as Folk ? Ever wondered what Babylon is like in real life ? Come to Gayclub Exit !! It's not big, but has 4 areas and a darkroom.... check out the toilets ! A bit expensive but normal for Amsterdam standards ! A lot of cute guys, especially tourists, a lot of queers, asian boys and muscle marry's ! There is something for everyone's taste. Ans if u cant wait to go back to your hotelroom there is always the darkroom on the topfloor !! make sure u don't lose your wallet. There is a room with dutch and eurovision music, one with club/house/trance, one with R&B and one with rap/hiphop.

    Dress Code: Shirt on, shirt off, nobody cares

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    Gay scene: SOHO

    by tvdm Written Apr 10, 2005

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    Good times are had by all!

    Get an English-style bar, place it in what is still the main gay street of Amsterdam and add a diverse mix of patrons. Sounds like you'd visit a watering hole that sticks out like a sore thumb, right? Nope, Soho actually achieves to mix the olde-world posh library-style place with the good-looking guests quite effortlessly. Great place to visit for quiet weekday drinks or busy weekend parties alike!

    Dress Code: Just put some nice gear on, for crying out loud! :)

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    http://www.gay-news.com/article.php?sid=409: Gay Amterdam, not just for Fags!

    by LolaSanFrancisco Updated Jun 21, 2003

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    Gay bartenders

    By the Eden Hotel, off the river Amstel is the GAY area of town. The guys there told me they hated be called GAY, but the FAG was better. I have the best night out with them, and am still in contact with one even to this day.

    Dress Code: slutty... gay boy style.

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    Gay scene: Queens Head

    by jo104 Updated Apr 27, 2007

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    This tip is courtesy of my friend Han, we have visited this bar together some time ago to enjoy a friendly atmosphere and bittebollen (a dutch delight served with mustard). The bar welcomes gay & straight people alike

    Dress Code: smart / casual

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    ARC: Three-in-one place

    by Charlotte121 Updated Oct 8, 2004

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    This is a large three-in-one: grand-cafe during the day, where you can have a late breakfast, lunch, sip a coffee and read the papers, a restaurant during the evening, and a trendy bar at night, when the reading table collapses into the floor to form a dance floor. Predominantly gay public.

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    Gay scene: De Barderij

    by jo104 Written Apr 27, 2007

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    These nightlife tips are courtesy of Han, this gay bar has been recently refurbished and it is a slightly older crowd. Straight or gay alike will be welcome for a drink here.

    They arrange live entertainment on some nights

    Dress Code: casual

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  • Gay scene: De Trut

    by michelea Updated Jan 6, 2004

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    Its a weekly Sunday Night party called De Trut, held in a squat. Price is 1.50 euros to get in, and drinks are pretty cheap as well (bacardi & coke is 2 euros). All proceeds go towards a charity or some sort of good cause. Everyone who works there works on a volunteer basis, so be nice to them!
    Lots of dancing and there are usually more men there than women. Wear shoes that you dont mind getting dirty or that can be cleaned fairly easily.
    Doors open at 11p.m. (23:00), but there is usually a line forming outside the place by 10ish(22:00) or earlier. If you dont get their early, chances are you will be waiting on line outside to get in for a long time.
    They are VERY strict about having gays and lesbians only. My girlfriend was there one night drunk and closely and jokingly dancing with her friend who is a gay boy and they almost got kicked out for "displaying heterosexual behavior!"

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  • gay/bi/whatever scene

    by frenchlondon Written Nov 2, 2002

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    The gay scene is amsterdam is big but not that varied, you have a lot of bars/clubs cattering for the leather and older crowd.
    Otherwise it;s the queenie ones in bars on the amstel, they are nice, good ambience and mainly frequented by the Dutch which is a nice change. Enuff of the yanks or the brits!! JOKE!!!!

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    Gay scene: Tabboe bar

    by Robin020 Updated Jun 15, 2011
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    Weekly
    Mon
    18:00 - 03:00
    HAPPY HOUR (2 FOR 1)
    HAPPY HOUR ( 2 FOR 1) on all drinks from 18.00 - 19.00 & 24.00 - 01.00 hrs
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    Tue
    18:00 - 03:00
    HAPPY HOUR (2 FOR 1)
    HAPPY HOUR ( 2 FOR 1) on all drinks from 18.00 - 19.00 & 24.00 - 01.00 hrs
    Wed
    18:00 - 03:00
    Cocktailnight
    Cocktail night every wednesday all cocktails from the menu 6 Euro. DJ MBC & Diva May Day every other week. – Free
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    Thu
    18:00 - 03:00
    HAPPY HOUR (2 FOR 1)
    HAPPY HOUR ( 2 FOR 1) on all drinks from 18.00 - 19.00 & 24.00 - 01.00 hrs
    Fri
    17:00 - 04:00
    HAPPY HOUR (2 FOR 1)
    Happy hour ( 2 for 1) on all drinks 18.00 - 19.00 & 24.00 - 01.00 hrs
    Sat
    17:00 - 04:00
    HAPPY HOUR (2 FOR 1)
    Happy hour ( 2 for 1) on all drinks 18.00 - 19.00 & 24.00 - 01.00 hrs
    Sun
    17:00 - 03:00
    Double Happy Hour
    double happy hour from 18 till 20 hours which means all drinks 2 for 1. Harry, Remo & Brendan playing the best tunes from now and back then. Come join us. It's a party every week.

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