The major united states taboos are less of the issue that is legal

Historically this can be a live-and-let-live culture, you won’t find police roughing up dudes when you look at the cruising spots; in reality, one regional park, De Oeverlanden, really has indications supplied by the city, pointing to your cruisiest section.

Sex, that big united states taboo, is less of the appropriate problem right right here, with concert events, and loads of busy backrooms and frequently planned nude celebration nights. Sex-work is regulated and legal, but for wellness reasons in place of ethical issues. Big circuit parties frequently roll into city over summer and winter, but specially through the holidays that are gay and for leather events into the autumn.

Hash and pot cigarette smokers over 18 may nevertheless benefit from the freedom to get and light at certainly one of about 200 Amsterdam coffeeshops. The Amsterdam’s City Council, through an understanding with all the coffeeshop union Bond van Cannabis Detaillisten (BCD), permits coffee stores to use with licences, shown because of the display of the state, green and sticker that is white the screen. Magic mushrooms were prohibited in 2012, however the milder “Truffles” (aka “philosopher’s stones”) have actually since been offered at “smart shops.”

Near Centraal Station, where Warmoesstraat fulfills the Zeedijk, the picturesque homosexual bars on narrow roads regarding the canals draw mixed but mainly male crowds, from the maturely sophisticated into the young and artsy. The Cuckoos Nest, the Web, and Boys Club 21 offer more erotic relaxation across the Damrak, around Nieuwezijds Kolk. Sauna Nieuwezijds is an addition that is recent the area. Near Leidseplein, Club Church, Spijker and Bronx movie make their stretch of Kerkstraat sexy, and Thermos, certainly one of Europe’s best saunas, is not a long way away.

For fabric and intercourse pubs, always always check out the Warmoesstraat where you’ll discover the flagships associated with famous fabric shops, Mister B and Rob, along with men’s leather and cruise pubs Dirty Dicks, plus the Eagle, maintaining testosterone levels high. The bar/restaurant Getto, plus other coffeeshops, take-outs and porn shops fill in the spaces in between.


Dirty Dicks: original “sleaze pit” men’s club, famous last Thursdays Golden Shower events, very first Sunday fisting, 2nd Sundays nude.

Eagle Amsterdam: men-only cruise bar reborn, fresh power, 1485 building, leather-based, rubber, uniform, skinhead, recreations dress rule evenings, 3 floors, lounge, party flooring, DJ music, dark basement, smokers’ lounge, open ‘til 4 or 5am.

Cuckoo’s Nest: men’s club, fully equipped SM play cellar, videos, cabins, busy day and night, worldwide audience, friendly staff.

Online: venerable fabric men’s bar, roof garden, ‘not too dark’ darkroom, sooner than many places cruising, popular Sunday.

Club Church: men’s cruise bar with smoker’s lounge, private cabins, slings, douches, and showers. Nightly theme nights consist of naked, underwear, leather-based, rubber, bears, piss, and SM; unique parties that are fetish activities over summer and winter.

Spijker: mostly males bar that is gay beer busts, big-jackpot bingo, pool table, backroom playspace and darkroom, porn and cartoons.


Sauna Damrak 54 : earliest men-only sauna in Amsterdam, two Finnish dry saunas, steam-bath, whirlpool, roof-terrace, unwind area (no cabins), club, personal sauna center, massage-services. “Straight, gay or none that is bi-sexual… of company.”

Sauna Nieuwezijds: new sauna that is gay Central facility, through the Club Church guys; lounge/bar, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, private cabins, smoker’s lounge, massage. Start 365 days/year.

Thermos Sauna: five- degree steam/sauna complex, free cabins, children’s pool, whirlpool, activities area, club and lounge, hot spa, movie theater, roof terrace sun deck, store and restaurant with supper nightly. Great Sunday afternoon crowd. Monthly Wild & Wet foam parties.

In Arnhem, a brief train ride from Amsterdam, Steamworks is renowned with regards to their month-to-month foam events.

When you look at the city of Enschede, by the German border, ‘t Bolke is really a homosexual sauna and cafe/disco complex to see.

Intercourse spaces

Club Church: all sorts of erotic events, including Ladz fetish parties, plus nude events, sneaker and sports fetish and much more.

Same spot: erotic club, ready to accept all, aside from gender or intimate choices. Monday evening sex that is men-only 8pm-1am.


Prostitution is regulated and legal in Amsterdam. Several internet sites provide companionship of attractive men that are young.

Guys Club 21: bar/ household of guys, handsome, sensual dudes, prepared and ready, casual meetings at bar/lounge, Wednesday and weekend strip shows, four theme that is full-amenity upstairs. Rates set by the house. Also escort that is online, pictures.

Michael’s Boys: 18-38 year-old escorts that are international get to your resort or your house; pictures online.

Individuals Escorts: many years 18+ male escorts, “any spot, any moment, anywhere.” Interactive Digital Assistant for e-mail and sms hook-ups with self-employed dudes.

Cruising spots

Nieuwe Meer (Anton Schleperspad) almost all the time, may be dirty, sometimes attracts bashers that are gay.

Vondelpark (near Leidseplein) night and day, at the rose yard in the center of the park.

Oosterpark (by Tropenmuseum) cruisy after sunset, park gets extremely dark, favored by regional guys that are arab.

Leather shopping

Some sort of center for leather-based equipment and clothing, Amsterdam has top-notch stores and solutions. Look first towards the heart associated with fabric scene underneath the flags that are black-and-blue Warmoesstraat.

Ebony Body (Kerkstraat 173), choices from rubber socks to human anatomy bags, good rates on jeans, chaps, tops, vests.

Mister B (Warmoesstraat 89), home store of worldwide product that is leather/fetish, fine leather/rubber clothes, shoes, accessories, fetish publications, toys, piercing, tattooing, and artworks.

Mister B (Van der Madeweg 5b), just like the shop, but also for traders, store owners and internet shops.

Rob Leathers (Warmoesstraat 71), one other famous leather-based maker’s flagship shop, custom-made leather/ fetish things and add-ons.

Intercourse shops

Amsterdam is a center for homointercourseual sex stores and cinemas with wide options, on-site tests, cruising and DVD rentals.

Adonis Cinema: big collection of adult homosexual mags, video clip tests, cabins, dark spaces.

Bronx movie and Bookshop/Cinema: homosexual magazines that are erotic publications, DVD sales/rentals, video cabins, internet.

Drake’s: intercourse store mags and videos, toys, SMB add-ons, peep booths, glory holes, rainbow products.

Le Salon: gay/straight/bi porn cinema near Central Station, plenty to see and watch, peep booths, glory holes.

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