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.
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 11pm-4/5am. Thur and Sun nights free entrance. At heart of old Amsterdam (old Club Fuxx/ Cockring site), Warmoesstraat 96, the best/ finest dance music friom great DJs. Open in n November/ December 2013 until 10am: Nov 30: for those not wasted from WasteLand party; Dec 21: FunHouse AFTER; Dec 27: Christmas AFTER with Sharon-O-Love.
February 1, 2014, 11pm, at OOCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 - just behind Vondelpark. Queer underground dance party, House, Techno, Wave, Electro, Disco, Dub, DJ Louis Guilliaume (Syncom Data); DJs Martijn, Kaseta (Spellbound); Upstairs: DJs Toon, DortArt (Spellbound) + Spacemaker (Gay Bar, Rotterdam). VJs: AlexEtJeremy, Exc. Mchne. €7 cover charge. More info on website below:
March 13-23, 2014, 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, 2014, 11:30pm-5am, at MC Theater in Westergasterrein, Amsterdam (opposite cinema Ketelhuis). DJ Air then DJ Raf. High-spirited gay dance party, classic campy hits, up-to-the-minute tunes: ABBA & Madonna, to Kylie & Rihanna. Old & new disco hits, danceable kitsch & pop music.
March 15, 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, DJ GSP and friends. Next 2014 FunHouse dates: Jun 28th, Aug 2nd, Sep 20th, Dec 20th.
March 16, 2014, 3-7pm, at The Warehouse, 96 Warmoesstraat. Horsemen & Knights 18+ safe sex men-only naked and underwear, free condoms/ lube. April 6th, 3-7pm NCADAM at Argos, dresscode naked. April 20th, 3-7pm at Warehouse, Horsemen & Knights, dresscode: naked and underwear. Continuing every first (NCDAM) + third (Horsemen & Knights) Sunday/month.
March 22, 2014, 11pm-5am, at Club Odeon, Singel 460. MAIN PARTY AMSTERDAM BEAR PRIDE! Hunkiest and hairiest guys in town. Mr Bear Netherlands contest, bears, musclebears, bodybuilders, cubs, chasers + everyone in between. DJs Rado, Bramsterdam, Big General, Moog. Upcoming BN: April 26, Kingsday. FB: May 17, July 19, September 20, November 15, 2014
March 23, 2014, 4pm-2am at Church, Kerkstraat 52. Spin-off party from infamous XXXLeather parties with 80-100 guys in gear and jeans ready for action… so grab your gear and come play! Men-only gay fetish, dance and safe sex cruise party, and one of the biggest in gay Amsterdam. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, skinhead, army and uniform. Next: June 22, Sep 21, Oct 24, Dec 21.
April 12, 2014, 9pm-6am at Steamworks, Roermondsplein 32, Arnhem. Gay and bi men, safe sex night at Sauna Steamworks Arnhem, short train ride from Amsterdam. Dress code: towel, swimwear, underwear, nude. Delicious heat, beautiful men; DJs Helemaal klaar and Valentijn, XL darkroom, 16 cabins + maze. Next: Jun 14, Sep 6.
April 20, 2014, 2013 11pm-5am, at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8. Monthly/periodic parties "challenge monocultures of this straight, gay and lesbian world ...we use parties and nightlife as medium and transmitter to show ideals of a creative, open-minded society."
April 26, 2014, 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. Next year April 27, 2015.
April 27, 2014 3pm-2am at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6. International guest + Rapido resident DJs. 3 dance-floors, 2 balcony floors. DJs TBA Music by Bloom. Coming in 2014: Jun 21; Aug 3rd - Pride Edition; Nov 30 - 10th Anniversary Edition.
May 29 - June 1, 2014. Big fetish party main event, parties at bars and clubs around town, including the Friday Recon Full Festish Party at the Eagle Amsterdam, and the Saturday XXX Leather dance and fetish party at Club Fuxxx, featuring the election of Mr Leather Amsterdam. See website for details and updates.
May 31, 2014, 10pm-4am. Fetish Pride + October 24, 2014, 10pm-4am Leather Pride. Men-only dance, sex, play & fetish parties. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, skinhead, army and uniform. After Parties and venues TBA.
June 14, 2014, 5pm-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. Next: Nov 15th. See website for details.
July 26 - August 3, 2014. Major events: 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.
Early August, 2014, annual Pride events at the Homomonument include: 100m High Heel Sprint, a tug-of-war, and the Handbag Toss. The cream of the drag sporting world will attend. Hair, poise, make-up, nails and accessories are just as important as strength and technical ability.
October 25, 2014 main RUFF! party Saturday night at The Depot, Amsterdam - part of October 23-26 annual Leatherpride Weekend. Also Warmoesstraat bar events at WareHouse, Eagle, Dirty Dicks and Argos, and at Church, Black Body and Spijker. See more info + previous year's photos at website: