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.
October 25-31, 2013. Six-day festival, various events. SAT party, 10pm-5am at Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324. The fourth annual Amsterdam Halloween Festival returns to strike fear into the heart of soberly attired Dutch folks. This bewitching week features Halloween boats on the canals, a costumed Friday Night Skate and the infamous costume party.
October 25, 2013, 10pm-5am at The Eagle, Kerkstraat 52. Leather Pride opening party at Eagle Amsterdam. Men-only dance, sex, play & fetish party. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, skinhead, army and uniform. After Party at Dirty Dicks from 5am.
October 26, 2013 main RUFF! party Saturday night at warehouse location, Humberweg 7, Amsterdam (near Sloterdijk station) - part of October 25-27 annual Leatherpride Weekend. Also Warmoesstraat bar events at WareHouse, Eagle, Dirty Dicks and Argos, and at Church, Black Body and Spijker. Host hotel: IBIS Hotel, Central Station. See more info + previous year's photos at website:
October 27, 2013 at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6. International guest + Rapido resident DJs. 3 dance-floors, 2 balcony floors. DJs: Manny Lehman (USA), Dikky Vendetta (B), Saeed Ali (RUS) & Fabio White (IT). Second room: DJ RW (NL), Jack Chang (UK) & Sharon-O-Love (UK). Basement host Destynee. Music by Bloom. Coming in 2014: Apr 27th -Kings Edition; Aug 3rd -Pride Edition
October 28, 2013 11pm-4am at the WareHouse. Are you still full of energy? Recover from Halloween madness with Rapido resident DJ Sharon-O-Love (UK).
October 28, 2013, 1-10am, at Hotel Arena, s-Gravesandestraat 51. Can 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.
November 2, 2013, 11pm-5am, Halloween... a Pogonophobic Nightmare, at Club Odeon. Great line-up, amazing laser shows, the hunkiest and hairiest guys in town. Bears, musclebears, bodybuilders, cubs, chasers +everyone in between welcome. DJs Rado Alessandro Londra (UK), and Bravoguy. LASERSHOW: Matahari Lasers. Book/confirm on Facebook. Upcoming dates: Dec 9th, Feb 1st, Mar 22nd.
November 2, 2013, 11pm, at OOCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 - just behind Vondelpark. Queer underground dance party, House, Techno, Wave, Electro, Disco, Dub... DJ's Trashling, Martijn, Kaseta. Performance: Krause. Upstairs Bar: Toon, DortArt + Linx. VJs: AlexEtJeremy, Exc. Mchne. €7 cover charge. NEXT SPELLBOUND: February 1, 2014. More info on website below:
November 9, 2013, 9pm-6am at Steamworks, Roermondsplein 32, Arnhem. Gay and bi men, safe sex night at Sauna Steamworks Arnhem, a short train ride from Amsterdam. Dress code: towel, swimwear, underwear or nude. Delicious heat, beautiful men and of music from resident DJ Henry Fischer and guest DJ Stef.
November 16, 2013, 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. See website for details.
November 16, 2013, 10pm-4am, at Akhnaton. 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.
November 17, 2013, 3-7pm, at The Warehouse, 96 Warmoesstraat. Horsemen & Knights 18+ safe sex men-only naked and underwear, free condoms/ lube. December 1st, 3-7pm NCADAM at Argos, dresscode naked. December 15th, 3-7pm at Warehouse, Horsemen & Knights, dresscode: naked and underwear. Continuing every first (NCDAM) + third (Horsemen & Knights) Sunday/month.
November 30, 2013 at Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8. Take Care/ Living PositHiv event. Dancing, many artists live performances, DJs/VJs, divas, live bands, visuals, include: MC de Waal, Mr Blanco/Miss Black, Alex Kaseta, Twisted Disco Nymphs, Bandy-Boy. Phil Horneman, Diva Mayday, Samba Bumba, Eva Vraeghe, HanSom, Joost van Bellen, Orgaanklap, Topless, T'Amore, Nuns With Guns, G-Team..
December 21, 2013, 2013, 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 Micke Hi (SWE) and friends. After Party 5-10am at WareHouse. Next FunHouse dates: March 15-16, 2014.
December 22, 2013, 5-10am, at The Warehouse. FunHouse Afterparty. Tickets available at FunHouse WesterUnie event (at the entrance), or at the door. Next Funhouse After Party date: December 22. See photos of previous events online at:
December 22, 2013, 4-8pm at Church, Kerkstraat 52. Spin-off party from the 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.
December 31, 2013 11pm-5am, New Year's Eve at Paradiso. 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." DJ lineup TBA.
Mid-March, 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:
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.
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.
Late July - Early August, 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.